Short version: It takes Spider-Man three issues to defeat Beetle and this miniseries has nothing to do with Doctor Doom.

Longer version: As revenge for his latest failure, Beetle sets up Spider-Man for murder-via-faulty-webbing (hence the title) but Spidey figures it out in the end.

Review: Meh.  This is the “serious Spider-Man” phase, where he’s not wisecracking.  Don’t like that as much.  The positives: I like a three-issue mystery.  We all know Spider-Man didn’t really kill a hoodlum, even by mistake, but it takes all three issues before Beetle is revealed as the villain and his plan is made clear.  And Scott Kolins is a wonderful artist.

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