“Listen–Stop Me if You’ve Heard it–But This One Will Kill You!”
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: John Byrne
Inker: Terry Austin
Letterer: Tom Orz.
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Originally published: July 1979
Timing on this one is weird — the narration says that it’s spring, and Spidey mentions paying his income taxes the day before. According to everything else, though, it’s fall, so these are going to just have to be “topical references” — it’s probably just nice weather, and Pete maybe paid his taxes late.
Even though we don’t see her here, we get the first mention of Cissy Ironwood.
John Byrne drew Storm’s nipples. Some of the comics seem to be getting more “adult” recently. I’m all for adult themes and realism, but I don’t think those are equivalent with over-sexed drawings.
In this issue, Arcade is back and after the X-Men. Spidey finds out about it and tries to warn them, but he’s too late. Then I guess he just gives up, because we don’t seem him again for the rest of the issue.
This story was really not much different than the last Arcade issue, and didn’t really offer anything new.
Cool ad for Star Wars toys featuring Swedish rogue, Hans Solo: