Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Writer: Peter David
Pencils: Mike Harris

Spider-Man seems to be developing high radioactive-blood-pressure.

He's been getting quite short with a few people lately, most notably at having had his apartment gutted by arsonists, followed by a full-on punch-up with Daredevil over the murderer of his friend Jean.

In this issue his temper doesn't show any signs of abating.

Gradually wound-up by the public's sage perception of his charitable efforts as menacing harassment, here he eventually smashes through the Daily Bugle's window and has a huge screaming-fit at publisher J Jonah Jameson.

Marvel covers have a tendency to be quite misleading, but the one above pretty much shows how it is, aside from the paper's date of January 30, 1986. (Marvel and calender dates - let's just never examine them. Ever.)

Spidey never quite gets to throw that punch that he's wielding above though. As the title 'Point Of View' suggests, he realises that his own take on events isn't the full picture either. Unsatisfied, we can only wonder just how much longer his frustration is going to all boil under the surface.

Meanwhile, for comic relief, find three characters from St. Elsewhere elsewhere in this issue.


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