Adventures Of Spider-Man #3
Marvel (June, 1996)“Sinister Intentions!” WRITER: Nel Yomtov PENCILER: Alex Saviuk INKER: Rob Stull COLORIST: Kevin Tinsley LETTERER: Steve Dutro EDITOR: Mark Powers
(continued from Adventures Of The X-Men #3) A prisoner of Mister Sinister, Spider-Man is tested but the villain learns he’s not a mutant and tries to coax Adam into killing him. However, Gambit and Beast reverse a Spider-Tracer and comes to our hero’s rescue. Sinister breaks out the Nasty Boys (not to be confused with the wrestling tag-team) and joins the fight, giving Spider-Man an opening to reach Adam. The heroes chase off the villains, but not before Sinister gets the results of the tests he did on Adam, whose mutant powers peaked early for a mutant (usually after puberty while Adam is maybe 10). Then Adam’s powers go out of control but Spider-Man is able to talk the boy down, who decides to return to the orphanage to convince his friends what Spider-Man told him, that being different isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
What they got right: The art style of this book served all of the characters better by far. The conclusion is satisfactory and it’s too bad we never follow up on Adam in either title.
What they got wrong: There is one page where the word balloons are randomly placed or something because the flow of the dialog makes about as much sense as the flower shop scene from The Room. Shouldn’t the editor or editor-in-chief catch that?
Recommendation: Paired with the Adventures Of The X-Men beginning this was a pretty good crossover. Check these two issues out.