One Thing Right
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciler: Pat Olliffe
Inkers: Al Vey & Pam Eklund
Lettering: Richard Starkings
Colors: Steve Mattsson
Originally published: October 1996
This issue returns focus on Tiny, who you may remember was getting beat-up and put-down by his dad. Peter finds him working at a gas station in Manhattan after running away from home. When Pete tries to convince him to return to school, Tiny flies off the handle and it’s obvious he believes the shit his dad’s been flinging at him.
At the gas station Peter (as Spider-Man) also ran into the Scorcher, the baddie from Untold #1. The Scorcher is pissed at Spider-Man for capturing him the last time and lets all the rage fly, barely allowing Spider-Man to escape with his life.
Before the next big battle we get some interesting scenes with Betty Brant, who still seems to be in trouble with shady characters, and with Jason, who’s not handling Sally’s death too well.
Spider-Man returns to the gas station to try to help Tiny out, and finds the Scorcher retreating into a hideout below the station. A big firey battle ensues, Spider-Man gets in trouble, Tiny distracts the Scorcher long enough for Spider-Man to take him out of commission. Unfortunately, the Scorcher also accidentally blows up the entire gas station and himself, though Tiny and Spider-Man escape unharmed. (Did the Scorcher of all criminals really think having a hideout in a gas station was a good idea?)
After it’s all over Spidey gives Tiny some words of encouragement and, hopefully, convinces him to go back to school. Yeah!