Vengeance is Mine–Sayeth the Sword!
Writer: Ralph Macchio
Penciler: Jim Mooney
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Petra Goldberg
Originally published: 1980
For continuity purposes I’ve split this issue up and thrown a whole mess of comics in the middle. This is the first part (up to the end of the 5th page of comic, which is numbered as ‘7’).
It’s midnight, and our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is checking out what appears to be a robbery at the waterfront. Just as he’s about to intervene, a masked figure with a sword descends and takes out the thieves for him. It’s Raper! He’s pretty suave. Spidey, recognizing that he may be outclassed, decides to help out a little.
Once they’re done cleaning up the mess, Spidey and Rapier exchange some pleasantries, and both are off…
Split like this, it’s just a short and sweet encounter, and definitely piques my interest for later.