Writer: Kurt Busiek
Penciler: Pat Olliffe
Inker: Al Williamson
Letters: Richard Starkings
Colors: Steve Mattsson
Originally published: February 1997
I’m kind of disappointed the Headsman got put out of commission so quickly – he was a pretty cool villain and I would have liked to have seen at least one head get cut off. I guess these aren’t really that kind of book, though.
This was a nice issue, but some of the b-plots are getting a little stale. There’s the same conflict with Peter/Betty/Liz/Flash and while I think it’s interesting there haven’t been any actual developments for awhile. I guess it’s hard when Busiek’s constrained by the events of the original ASM books from Lee/Ditko.
One thing that I liked was when Liz was in danger and Jason literally held her life in his hands. After what Jason had just been through with Sally it would obviously have been traumatic and difficult for him. I sort of get the impression he’s going to become unhinged and turn into a villain at some point. I guess if that’s going to happen it’ll have to be soon, as this series is almost done.