In issue #2, Spider-Woman happens to get involved with Morgan Le Fay and the sword Excalibur. I truly hate stories like this. The magical component of this early story will recur later. In issue #3, we get the first appearance of D-list villains Brothers Grimm.
Meanwhile, SHIELD agent Jerry Hunt, who literally was knocked over by Spider-Woman in issue #1, appears to be in love with her and is using his authority to launch an investigation.
That’s one way to get a girl’s phone number. Of course, it’s also illegal stalking. But this was in 1978, so I guess he’ll argue he didn’t know better.
But by the end of this story, she’ll kiss him deeply. Because a gal can’t resist when law enforcement tracks them under false pretenses.
The Brothers Grimm are working with an even D-listier villain, Hangman. They capture Spider-Woman and we get a quite a bit of bondage. She is tied up and dragged around for several pages, like this:
Morgan LeFay is also involved, and so is Werewolf by Night, but I’ll confess that I didn’t read carefully enough to fully untangle this messy story.
Great Frank Miller cover, though.
Creators: Marv Wolfman and Carmine Infantino
For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.