Cover pencils by Tom Lyle, inks by Bud LaRosa. “The Carnage Cosmic,” script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Bud LaRosa; Silver Surfer takes to space to fight the symbiote without harming innocents, leaving Spider-Man to assist the helpless Cletus Kasady; Martha Robertson is treated for her arm wound and condemns Robbie for thinking like a newsman instead of a concerned husband; Spidey brings Cletus to the same hospital, where it’s discovered the symbiote was keeping his stomach cancer at bay; Escaping police capture and bystanders trying to collect the Bugle’s bounty, Spidey decides to let the world deal with a symbiote-possessed Surfer without him until he sees the Surfer heading towards the hospital to restore the symbiote to Kasady; Spidey tries to stop him until Surfer convinces him otherwise; Carnage is restored, but the Surfer encases him in an ethereal energy shell so he can’t harm anyone. Later, at the Bugle, Robbie hands Jonah his resignation. Galactus cameo. 38 pgs., full color.
This volume has earned the CBCS grade of 7.0