Hell is the Hangman!
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Pencils: Carmine Infantino
Inks: Tony DeZuniga
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Mary Titus
Originally published: July 1978
Briefly back to Spider-Woman!
Man, between the Brothers Grimm and the Hangman, this issue was pretty dark and creepy.
Everybody’s always calling Spider-Woman “woman” like it’s some kind of insult. This is something that happens fairly regularly in comics, but it’s really noticeable here, and really annoying. There’s also some more cheesecake shots in this issue, as well as some fairly bondagey scenes with Spider-Woman tied up in the Hangman’s ropes. I didn’t like the sexism and violence in that Spider-Woman: Origin book, but I see it has its roots back in this older series… I know the Hangman is supposed to be a creep, but some of it was just too much.
Maybe I’m just feeling whiney, but it irked me.