Appearing in "Lifeline"Edit
- Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) (Apparent death)
- Locksmith (First appearance)
- Ticktock (First appearance)
- Angar the Screamer
- Daddy Longlegs
- Dansen Macabre
- Flying Tiger
- Gypsy Moth
- Hangman (Harlan Krueger)
- Killer Shrike
- Morgan LeFey (Apparent death)
- Dazzler (Cameo)
- Colossus (Cameo)
- Juggernaut (Cameo)
- Hawkeye (Cameo)
- Angel (Cameo)
- Spider-Man (Cameo)
- Thor (Cameo)
- Nick Fury (Cameo)
- Impossible Man (Cameo)
- Storm (Cameo)
- Kingpin (Cameo)
- Priscilla Dolly (Cameo)
- Iron Man (Cameo)
- Hulk (Cameo)
- Bova (Cameo)
- Binary (Cameo)
- Scotty McDowell (Cameo)
- 6th century Europe
- castle of Morgan LeFey
Synopsis for "Lifeline"Edit
Awoken by a nightmare, Jessica Drew believes that the recent disappearance of super-humans she has encountered has to be part of some larger plan. While running a shower, she also disappears, much to the horror of her friend Lindsay McCabe who had come to check on her. Jessica, now in her Spider-Woman costume, finds herself the prisoner of the Locksmith and his assistant Ticktock. The Locksmith was an escape artist who believed that super-humans had made his amazing feats irrelevant, and so had began targeting super-humans who associated with Spider-Woman, capturing them all after their defeats at her hands and incarcerating them in a specially built prison of his own making.
Spider-Woman finds that the Shroud, Tigra, the Werewolf, Poltergeist, Angar the Screamer, Daddy Longlegs, Dansen Macabre, Gypsy Moth, Hangman, Killer Shrike, Needle, Nekra, Flying Tiger and Tatterdemalion are all prisoners of the Locksmith. Tigra and Spider-Woman try to come up with ways to break out of their cells (each one specially designed to contain its particular occupant). When trying to rouse the Shroud fails, Tigra is able to utilize Poltergeist's telekinetic abilities to break them all free. Before the Locksmith and Ticktock can gas the room to sedate the escapees, Spider-Woman switches costumes with Gypsy Moth.
When the Locksmith thinks he has everything back under control, Spider-Woman breaks out of Gypsy Moth's cell and easily defeats the Locksmith and frees all his prisoners. After turning over the Locksmith, Spider-Woman takes Shroud, Tigra, Poltergeist, Gypsy Moth, Daddy Longlegs, and Jack Russell back to her home to celebrate their freedom with her friends David Ishima and Lindsay McCabe.
However, the celebrations take a tragic turn when Spider-Woman is plagued by morbid images, and David tries to break up with Spider-Woman, being unable to deal with her status as a super hero. As David is telling her this, he is possessed by her old friend Magnus, who warns Jessica that Morgan LeFey has orchestrated everything in an attempt at stealing her soul.
Spider-Woman then agrees to have her soul sent back to the 6th century to take on Morgan LeFey once and for all. After a battle against Morgan, her forces and various magical illusions and tricks, Spider-Woman manages to best Morgan in combat and knock her out of her castle, causing her body to disintegrate. Returning back to her own time, Jessica tries to re-enter her body when she realizes, to her horror, that it is dead. Realizing that Morgan LeFey still won, Jessica agrees to accompany Magnus to the Spirit Realm. However, before going, Jessica realizes that her friends will never know what happened to her and so has Magnus erase all memory of Spider-Woman from the minds of the people she knew so that they don't worry about her. With the task done, Jessica says goodbye to the mortal world and walks off into the Spirit Realm with Magnus.
- 52-page final issue.
- Spider-Woman chronologically appears next in flashback in Avengers (Volume 1) #240. Her next actual appearance is in Avengers (Volume 1) #238.
- Angar the Screamer appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #35. He appears next in Avengers Spotlight #26.
- Daddy Longlegs appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #47. He chronologically appears next in flashback in Avengers (Volume 1) #240. His next actual appearance is in Iron Man Annual (Volume 1) #7.
- Dansen Macabre appeared last in Marvel Team-Up #93. She appears next in Captain America (Volume 1) #330.
- The Enforcer appeared last in Ghost Rider (Volume 2) #58. He appears next in Iron Man (Volume 1) #194 (where he is killed by Scourge).
- Flying Tiger appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #40. He appears next in Iron Man (Volume 1) #177.
- Gypsy Moth appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #48. She chronologically appears next in flashback in Avengers (Volume 1) #240. Her next actual appearance is in Captain America (Volume 1) #330.
- This issue is the last published appearance of the Hangman. He appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #5. The final Hangman story published in Bizarre Adventures #31 takes place after this issue even though it was released at an earlier date.
- Killer Shrike appeared last in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #57. He appears next in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #102.
- Morgan LeFey appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #44. She appears next in Avengers (Volume 1) #240.
- The Needle appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #9. He appears next in Captain America (Volume 1) #330.
- Tigra appeared last in Spider-Woman (Volume 1) #49. She chronologically appears next in flashback in Avengers (Volume 1) #240. Her next actual appearance is in Avengers (Volume 1) #238.
- This issue could be construed as an "unofficial" appearance by the Night Shift.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Spider-Woman cover art gallery
- Spider-Woman image gallery
- Spider-Woman fan art gallery
- Spider-Woman appearances list
- Spider-Woman article at Wikipedia
- Spider-Woman at the Marvel Universe
- Spider-Woman at the Marvel Directory
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