Writer: Tony Isabella
Artists: Lee Elias, Mike Esposito
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Originally published: October 1979
To refresh my own memory, here’s what’s happened recently in Spidey’s world:
- in Captain America 237, Peter Parker photographed Cap at a press conference
- in Marvel Team-Up 91, Spidey and Ghost Rider helped defeat an evil freak show operator
- Peter Parker got messed up by some kinda force waves in FF Annual 14
- Spidey is in NYC for the whole Dark Phoenix thing in X-Men 135
In other words: not much is going on! I think it’s around end of summer / beginning of autumn right now, and I can’t really recall many of the major plot developments of late.
Time to move this gravy train forward.
This issue sees the return of the Mindworm, unfortunately. This seems to be capitalizing on the late 70s psychiatry/pyschoanalysis surge, and has Spidey and a Damsel In Distress “trapped inside [Mindworm’s] neuroses”. Gimme a break. It’s a lot like the movie The Cell, only worse.
Lee Elias’s pencils are kind of off, too. He doesn’t really seem to have Spider-Man down.
Overall, not a very good issue to come back to after my break.