Web of Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #127

 Posted: 2004
 Staff: Kerry Wilkinson (E-Mail)

Story 'The Last Temptation Of Peter Parker'

  Web of Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #127
Summary: Jackal, Punisher
Arc: Part 2 of 'Maximum Clonage' (1-2-3-4-5-6)
Editor: Eric Fein
Writer: Todd DeZago
Pencils: Steven Butler
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover Art: Steven Butler

The Punisher has a sniper rifle trained on The Jackal. He has an old grudge against Prof Warren that he wants to settle. A SWAT team are also at the Empire State Building but Spidey swings off with The Jackal in tow.

Punisher continues after them, while Jackal spouts off to Pete about how they're going to usher in a new era where EVERYONE will be a perfect clone (why?). Punisher eventually corners them and shoots Jackal, who jumps in to save Peter. Peter is livid and jumps at Punisher before all the police turn up. Punisher escapes.

Kaine has another vision of MJ dying and this time he sees the face of the killer. He says he can't believe who it is.

Peter takes The Jackal's seemingly-dying body back his lair. Jackal says to put him in a regeneration cell, which Peter does. The Jackal, inside and away from Peter, says her couldn't have planned it better himself.

General Comments

Again with the crossovers - this time The Punisher as well. Quite why he got involved, I still don't know - especially when his story took up more than half the pages of a SPIDER-MAN book and had no legitimate tie to it.

Not much really happens - again - the Clone Saga is really beginning to wear.

Overall Rating

Yet more needless crossovers.

 Posted: 2004
 Staff: Kerry Wilkinson (E-Mail)