Story by David Michelinie. Art by Mark Bagley, Randy Emberlin. Cover by Erik Larsen, Randy Emberlin.
GUN FROM THE HEART. Cameo appearance of Venom. 1st full appearance of Cletus Kasady (pre-Carnage). 1st Mark Bagley art on Spider-Man. Through Silver Sable (and without his knowledge of who the real boss is), Justin Hammer hires Spidey to take down Cardiac and then hires Boomerang to take down Spidey. Eddie Brock is freed from prison by the Venom symbiote, but as he leaves his cell, a little drip from the costume stays behind to keep Cletus Kasady company.