My Uncle…My Enemy?
Scripter: Gerry Conway
Artist: Ross Andru
Inkers: Frank Giacoia, D. Hunt
Letterer: Artie Simek
Colorist: P. Goldberg
Originally published: April 1974
They keep switching up Rimbaud’s first name. First it was Jean-Pierre, then Albert, now Arthur.
So, here’s the deal: Aunt May inherited something good, and that’s what both Doc Ock and Hammerhead are after. Rimbaud was a lawyer, as you may recall, that knew about it and was going to tell Peter. Naturally, Ock had Rimbaud killed to keep the inheritance on the down-low. And what is this inheritance? It’s kind of cool, actually: a Canadian island housing “one of the world’s most sophisticated nuclear breeding reactors”, “the most modern privately-owned atomic processing plant in the world.”
The whole island, including Hammerhead and Dr. Octopus, goes up in a giant nuclear explosion. It’s almost a given that they’ve survived, but I’d really like to see an explanation as to how. I hope they at least stay dead for awhile. A lot of people have been dying lately, it’s nuts.
This episode would be pretty good, if it didn’t involve Spider-Man flying a plane. That stretches my belief.