Rags to Riches!
Writer: Steven Grant
Pencilers: Tom Sutton, Carmine Infantino
Inker: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Rick Parker
Colorist: Ben Sean
Originally published: May 1980
This Team-Up issue ties into all the recent Spider-Woman stuff, specifically her encounters with Spider-Man, Werewolf by Night, the Enforcer and (I suspect) the Shroud.
It’s the last day of Pete’s LA trip, and as he’s trying to relax at a club he (along with WbN, Jack Russell) is confronted by a legitimately creepy baddy, Tatterdemalion. They fight, and we also see four other people acting super mysteriously. Tatter D. gets away with Jack Russell, leaving Spider-Man drugged and groggy.
Unfortunately, from that point it gets really weird and bad. Spidey ends up fighting Tatterdemalion in a sewer, then in a fight with a bunch of homeless people in a halfway house. As the story progresses, Tatterdemalion also becomes less creepy and more silly. It’s too bad Grant couldn’t keep up the momentum of the first few pages.
In the end we find out that one of the mysterious women from the beginning is “Dansen Macabre”, and there’s hint that the Shroud will be involved in the next issue. That might be interesting.