Web of Spider-Man #36 (1988): 1st Tombstone!

The nerd Peter Parker tried to protect from bullies last issue, who then revived The Living Brain robot, builds an exoskeleton and attacks Parker for humiliating him by trying to protect him.

I mean, I’m oversimplifying a tad, but that’s basically his motivation for attempted murder.

Tombstone appears for a few panels, for the first time.  His plotline will simmer.  There’s also a brief interlude developing the “new Tarantula” storyline, but it’s pretty unnecessary.  Their two stories will ultimately intersect in a few issues of Spectacular Spider-Man.

Creators: Gerry Conway and Alex Saviuk
Grade: D

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