Quote1 Come sit, my little one. Lull yourself into a false sense of security. Let your mind relax and your soul become vulnerable. Quote2
-- Calypso

Appearing in "Torment (Part II of V)"Edit

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Synopsis for "Torment (Part II of V)"Edit

Two businessmen named Stan and Morley are walking down a busy Manhattan street. Stan goes on about a practical joke he played on his boss, while Morley scans the classifieds looking for single women. Suddenly, the Lizard leaps out from behind them and attacks.

The following day, Peter Parker reads the Daily Bugle headlines, which read, "2 More Dead". In a photograph, the letters CNNR are scrawled on a wall in blood. Despite being distracted by Mary Jane, Peter deduces that CNNR stands for Connors, specifically, Curt Connors – the Lizard. He quickly dons his costume and swings off in search of his old foe.

Elsewhere, Calypso concocts a special potion using a spider, a reptile and body ash as ingredients. The end result is a deadly poison that she uses to coat the Lizard’s claws.

Late into the evening, Spider-Man perches himself on the top of a building cornice scanning the city. His spider-sense goes off, but he is not quick enough to avoid the Lizard's attack. The impact sends Spidey sailing across the street through the window of another building. The Lizard follows him and rakes him across the chest with his poisoned claws. Almost immediately, the drugs begin to take effect and Spider-Man's balance begins to waver. Reflexively, he kicks at the Lizard, sending him crashing through a door. His body impales itself on a splintered piece of steel. Horrified and sickened, Spidey leaves the scene.

Spider-Man scales a water tower in an attempt to get some fresh air and clear his head. He reflects upon the events that first transformed Curt Connors into the Lizard. Surprisingly, the Lizard is still alive and has tracked Spider-Man down. As Spidey turns his head, the Lizard leaps upon him.

  • The events from this issue take place on July 26th-27th, 1990.
  • First and final appearances of Stan and Morley, two businessmen; both die in this issue.

  • The tagline for this issue is "Blood Lust for the Lizard!"
  • A classified advertisement on a newspaper references someone named Bambi. It is possible that this may be the same Bambi that occasionally sun-bathed on the roof of Peter Parker's apartment.
  • The letters column for this issue is tentatively called "Spider Mania". It includes a short editorial by Jim Salicrup.

See AlsoEdit


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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