Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #71 (1982)

Robbie Robertson takes on gun control

It’s decades later after this classic (and rare) political issue of PPTSS, and we’re still debating the same exact arguments.  In a story titled, “With this gun … I thee kill!”, future public defender Bill Mantlo gives us a gun control story with Spidey having a bunch of adventures involving thieves with guns through the course of the issue.

In one of the vignettes, we see a young boy watching his parents slain by a thief, under a streetlight, where the thief is holding a pearl necklace.  I’m going to go ahead and call this a cross-over as a reference to the killing of Thomas and Martha Wayne in Batman #1.

Creators: Bill Mantlo, Tom DeFalco (credited with additional dialog), Rick Leonardi
Grade: C-

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