These two issues develop the story of Black Cat/Kingpin/Spider-Man, and the cover of #98 is pretty cool. Spider-Man, during the last big arc, heard Kingpin say that Black Cat “owed him” something. He wants to know what. As readers, we know Kingpin gave the Cat her bad-luck powers, but obviously Spider-Man doesn’t know that. And she doesn’t want to tell him.
She does ultimately tell him, and the conversation is handled very well. Also, when Spider-Man reacts by getting mad at Cat for going to Kingpin, her bad luck powers suddenly make a nearby water tower explode and douse Spidey. Kind of funny.
He’s now in a relationship with a girl where he can’t upset her or else she’ll inadvertently use her powers on him.
Also, Kingpin is holding Cloak in a lab and a scientist experimenting him gets a fraction of his dark-dimension powers and becomes The Spot.
Creators: Al Milgrom and Herb Trimpe