Web of Spider-Man #62 (1990)

Molten Man returns and fights Spider-Man then doesn’t fight him because he’s going straight.  After the fight, which demolishes his apartment, Harry Osborne gives him a job.

This is just stupid and ridiculous.  Molten Man has tried to kill people, over and over, and in this issue commits a felony (breaking and entering Harry’s apartment) in an apparent extortion attempt, but rather than give him money Harry offers him a job and they’re all friends.

Would you want someone like that working for you?

This just insults our intelligence as readers.  By 1990, Marvel should have been moving past this kind of oversimplistic nonsense.

Creators: Gerry Conway, Alex Saviuk
Grade: D-

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