Spectacular Spider-Man #207-208 (1993-1994)

The Sanctum Sanctorum was destroyed during the Siege of Darkness event, and Spider-Man, for one, seems happy about it.  He says it was an eyesore, but that’s simply not true.

Although I remember there being a comic where Dr. Strange cast a spell that made it look like the Sanctorum was a vacant lot.  I can’t find which comic that was, but I know it happened.  If anyone actually reads my blog, please drop a comment if you know the answer.

Anyway, that’s not the main story here. The main tale is about Shroud.  And gang-bangers who are squatting in the rubble of the Sanctum.

Some screaming amoebae attack the gang members—and Shroud and Spidey.  They’re summoned by the relics in the rubble of the house.

I think this is a neat way to build in the continuity of the (terrible) Siege event.

It would have been really cool if the destruction of Dr. Strange’s house unleashed a plague of interdimensional invaders across several New York based comics.

There are back-up stories here, and I really like the one for #208, titled “Moving Day,” where we see Peter and MJ moving into the new house they bought (with Mary Jane’s modeling money).  It’s a sweet little character piece.

Malcolm Jones does the art on the Moving Day backup.

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