Comics : Web of Spider-Man #79

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This story is part of an Arc: "First Blood"
     Part 1 / Part 2

This story is part of a Lookback Series: World Wide Web of Spidey

This review was first published on: 2005.

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"First Blood"
Web of Spider-Man #79
Aug 1991 : SM Title
Summary: Silvermane, Killer Androids
Arc: Part 1 of "First Blood"
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  Terry Kavanagh
Pencils:  Alex Saviuk
Inker:  Keith Williams
Cover Art:  Alex Saviuk
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 Reprinted In: Complete Spider-Man (UK) #18
Articles: Mary Jane Watson-Parker

Peter and Mary-Jane are on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park when some guys with guns hijack things. Pete is thrown clear and changes to Spidey while the guys with guns threaten MJ to try and find out where Pete is.

It turns out they're androids - called the Silver Squad - who want Pete to get to Spidey. Spider-Man defeats them easily and we see this guy wired up to a wall controlling them. He says they were built by the Tinkerer.

One android remains but the mystery chap changes tact and allows her to cause as much havoc as is necessary to trap Spider-Man. They end up on top of a building before plunging down many storeys to the ground. The smoke clears and the damager android (who now looks like the robot in Terminator) is holding Spidey over her shoulder. The android - who we now know as 'Ripster' carries Spider-Man down into some tunnel where they meet the guy attached to the wall … Silvermane.

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This could really have been knocked down to two or three pages and doesn't really work as a full 24-ish page story. There's just too little happening to justify the page count.

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