DRUG WAR RAGES!
* 1ST APPEARANCE "SPEEDBALL" (Robert "Robbie" Baldwin)
Evolutionary War continues from New Mutants Annual #4...
At a warehouse on the Hudson River, mobsters are reading the latest edition on the Daily Bugle, which has a frontpage story about the ongoing drug war in New York City.[Continuity 1] This has been caused by the supply of drugs being cut off, the leader of this group is happy that they stocked up just before this happened. However, they are interrupted by the arrival of Spider-Man who has come to bust up this operation. The wall-crawler easily trounces the drug dealers and snaps some photos to sell to the Daily Bugle. With his job done, Spider-Man finds a local beat cop and tells him where he can find the drug dealers. Spider-Man swings off to develop his photos so he can finally go home and spend time with his wife.[Continuity 2] Meanwhile, on Broadway, Robbie Baldwin is on Broadway with his mother Madeline Naylor to see some shows. When a man rushes past Robbie, he shies away from the man, making his mother wondering why her son is afraid of being touched. Back at the warehouse, Splitface Flannigan and his gang arrive on a tip and take advantage of the fact that they have access to the drugs left behind for the police.