Hey comic speculators, given the current media crisis called Coronavirus I wanted to talk about a comic that's hitting pretty close to home right now.
In 1991, Marvel released a 2 part issue of Spectacular Spider-Man introducing a new character called Corona. A woman with metallic skin able to fly and shoot energy beams. Apparently she was the test subject of her brother's
that went wrong. She didn't finish taking in the
chemicals and somehow it got into the Hudson Bay
contaminating the water in New York. Spider-Man
is swinging across Manhattan finding a woman
collapse while crossing the street. Basically a virus
was hitting the people of New York so hard they
dubbed it the "SoHo Virus". A lot of people including
Spider-Man was getting sick. Mary Jane was in the
hospital due to the virus. With the help of Reed
Richards, they found a cure for it (spoilers).
This story sounds like what's actually going on in
the world right now (minus the possible villain) and
the name Corona is even crazier. I think this book
will get a little heat once people find out about it. Right now you can buy Spectacular Spider-Man #176 & #177 for $1.00-$5.00. If you want to make a couple of bucks for nothing really quick or just want another first appearance for your collection this is the comic to get.
That's all I have for today and I'll catch you next time. Stay geeky, gang.
Comic Spec Alert:
Who--Or--What is Corona?