Bad Men on Campus!
Script: Kurt Busiek
Co-plotter: Roger Stern
Breakdowns: Ron Frenz
Finisher: Bob McLeod
Letters: Richard Starkings
Colors: Steve Mattsson
Originally published: September 1997
Well, that’s it, the last Untold Tale of Spider-Man. Booo. I really enjoyed this series, and I’m pretty bummed that for the next little while I only have one continuous Spider-Man series to read. There won’t be another good, long-running series until Marvel Team-Up, and that doesn’t start for awhile.
In this last issue, Spider-Man faces off with the Green Goblin (who is working with the Crime Master) at Empire State University. It was fun and action-packed and light-hearted but, to be honest, it didn’t have the emotional resonance and strong character writing I’ve come to love about this series. Perhaps my expectations were just too high for this last issue, but it really seemed like it was a fairly run-of-the-mill story that was trying to tie up some loose ends.
Oh, and I read this almost exactly 10 years after it came out – that’s pretty neat!