Spider-Man (1963 series) #284-289 [SET] — Gang War


When The Kingpin is Away, the Criminals Come Out to Play! 

With the Kingpin Gone, Rival Mob Bosses and Super Criminals vie for the position of the New Kingpin of Crime! 

To end this War, Spider-man will need help...

But The Punisher wasn't what he wanted! 

And Why is Daredevil on the other side of this? 



Collecting issues #284-289.



Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #284
By Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz
"...And Who Shall Stand Against Them...?"  Gang War pt 1 (of 5)
The Kingpin of Crime is GONE... And Nature Abhors a Vacuum!  Hammerhead, Silvermane, Jack O'Lantern, Hobgoblin, The Rose, and newcomers The Blue Boys All want to be the next Boss.  This means WAR! 
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #285
By Jim Owsley & Alan Kupperberg. 
“The Arranger Must Die!”  Gang War pt 2 (of 5) 
The Gang War continues!  Hammerhead offers a position to The Rose in exchange for his support.  The Blue Boys are attacking all over the city!  Hobgoblin and Jack O'Lantern are loose and causing havoc.   Add to this volatile mix one Mr. Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher! 
Guest-Starring The Punisher.
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #286
By Jim Owsley & Alan Kupperberg. 
“Thy Father's Son!”  Gang War pt 3 (of 5) 
The Gang War EXPLODES!  There is Only One Man who can Possibly Stop the War, and that Man is... Wilson Fisk?  And you will Never Believe who is going to help him do it! 
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #287
By Jim Owsley & Erik Larsen. 
“...And There Shall Come a Reckoning”  Gang War pt 4 (of 5) 
As the Gang War continues, Spider-Man is shocked to find that Matt Murdock (Daredevil) is actually Helping the Kingpin of Crime!  Back & White meets Gray as the heroes Battle each other instead of the Villains! 
Guest-Starring Daredevil. 
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #288
By Jim Owsley & Erik Larsen. 
“The Gang War Rages On!”  Gang War pt. 5 (of 5)
The gang war seems to settle down as the Kingpin has returned to take over his operations.  As Spider-Man and his allies try to figure out their next move, Hobgoblin and Jack O' Lantern still clash. Meanwhile, The Kingpin confronts his son and rival mob boss, the Rose.
Guest-Starring Daredevil and The Falcon.
Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #289
By Peter David & Alan Kupperberg. 
“The Hobgoblin Revealed!”  Gang War Aftermath
Ned Leeds' body is returned to the United States and his family and friends attend his funeral.  The New Hobgoblin takes out the Rose's men. Kingpin gives Spider-Man the file proving Leeds was the Original Hobgoblin,  and the New Hobgoblin wants that file! The Resolution to the Flash Thompson / Hobgoblin Saga begun all the back in issue # 275.