Next up in my 50 cent comic book haul from MegaCon 2019 is The Spectacular Spider-Man #123 from February 1987.
This issue involves the villain Blaze (spoiler alert – he appears to die in this issue). Apparently he has been paid by Foreigner to kill both Spider-Man and The Black Cat. This issue starts off with Spider-Man rescuing The Black Cat from an explosion in her apartment. This leads to an awkward situation when Mary Jane comes to visit Peter later and The Black Cat is in his apartment.
At any rate, Blaze and his henchman kidnap and torture a woman in an effort to get Spider-Man and Black Cat to make him a better offer. It didn’t really work out so well for him. Neither Spider-Man nor Black Cat have yet figured out that Kris Keating, who pointed them to Blaze in the first place, is really Foreigner and the one who hired Blaze to kill them.
I’m not sure why the cover says “Blaze is Back”. As far as I could determine, this was his first and last appearance.
See my last 50 Cent Comics entry here: http://www.megalextoria.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/07/29/new-mutants-25-2011/