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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Like Black Cat, you mean?
    Well, yeah, but in general, aside from Marvel Rising, the Marvel cartoons as of late have seemed to give the female characters shorter or "out-there" haircuts, presumably because long hair is harder to animate.

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    Amazing Spider-Man #320 Sep 1989
    The Assassin Nation Plot begins in "License Invoked" Part 1 of 6. Guest-starring Paladin.
    At Empire State University, Peter Parker is testing out the strength of a new webbing formula by putting an acetylene torch to it.
    He is caught in the act by Doctor Evan Sloan. After offering an excuse as to what he is doing,
    Peter agrees when Dr. Sloan suggests that he does his independent research on his own time.
    After his shift is over, Peter changes into Spider-Man so he can test his new webbing while also hunting for photos he can take for the Daily Bugle.
    Meanwhile, in Forest Hills, Mary Jane gets a call from Harry Osborn who is asking for help with moving into his new loft in Soho.
    After Mary Jane finishes her call, she notices that Aunt May has been acting strangely all morning.
    At that moment, in lower Manhattan, Spider-Man happens upon a bunch of men laying on the ground outside a warehouse.
    Going inside, he finds the hired mercenary known as Paladin going through files.
    Spotting the wall-crawler, Paladin opens fire, but the hero dodges the shots.
    Before Spider-Man can find out what's going on, a bunch of armed men comes rushing into the warehouse with guns blazing.
    Spider-Man uses his new webbing to dump a pile of crates on them.
    Unfortunately, the webbing proves to be too good as the pinch valve in the wall-crawler's web-shooters can't cut through them.
    As a result, Spider-Man is yanked back when he tries to go after Paladin, allowing the mercenary to escape.

    Deciding to learn what Paladin was looking for, he looks through the wreckage
    and comes across a guest list for a reception being thrown at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel hosted by the Life Foundation.
    Wondering why the catering business that is supplying the event would have heavily hard men,
    Spider-Man decides to go home and sort things out. When Peter returns home, he finds his wife, Mary Jane, in the middle of a workout.
    After telling Peter that they are going to help the Osborns move, Peter asks if she wants to go to a party.
    Mary Jane jokingly points out that she is only unemployed, not dead and wants to go.
    Peter then asks MJ to use her connections in the modeling industry to get them into the party at the Waldorf.

    Soon, Peter and Mary Jane are at the Waldorf, where he quickly spots Paladin among the crowd.
    He also recognizes an elderly man in sunglasses, but can't place where he knows him. This is Carleton Drake of the Life Foundation.
    Peter then leaves his wife so he can get down to business. Changing into Spider-Man he tails Paladin, who is following a diplomatic limo.
    This led to an import car dealership in Brooklyn. There, Spider-Man watches as Paladin holds the diplomat at gunpoint.
    That's when Spider-Man steps in to stop Paladin from hurting the official. Suddenly, the diplomat begins shooting at Spider-Man.
    Then a group of paramilitary soldiers were swarming the area with guns blazing. They are then attacked by mini-tanks.
    While the pair is dealing with those tanks, the diplomat and Carleton Drake manage to escape.
    Paladin is furious by Spider-Man's interference. Suddenly, a helicopter arrives and drops a rope ladder
    and Paladin tells Spider-Man to join him in explaining why he failed his mission.

    Aboard the helicopter, Spider-Man is surprised to see that Paladin's employer is Silver Sable.

    Paladin was supposed to stop Carleton Drake from meeting with the diplomat until Spider-Man interfered.
    Spider-Man remembers his last encounter with Drake and the Life Foundation and their secret compound in New Jersey.

    Silver Sable explains that she is investigating a foreign government that is conspiring against her homeland of Symkaria.
    The ramifications of which could threaten peace on a global scale.

    Spider-Man is apologetic for his interruption and offers to help Silver Sable for free.
    Sable tells him to contact the Smykarian embassy later. Sable then drops him off in Queens.
    The next morning, Peter wakes up and picks up the phone to contact Silver Sable.
    However, Aunt May is already one the phone. He overhears the doctor telling her that a diagnosis is complete.
    The prognosis is heart disease, and there is a six month life expetancy.
    Hearing this, Peter is led to believe that his Aunt May has only six months to live.

    Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane.
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    It's clobberin' time! Hulk is strongest one there is! Have at thee!
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    Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #28 Sep 1994
    "Assassin's Guild"
    Inside Grand Central Station, Silver and Chen are on the tail of a group of assassins.

    Silver is impressed by the skills of these assassins when one confronts them.
    Chen recognizes the assassin, but Silver has to kill the female assassin before she can behead Chen.
    Chen reveals that she used to work with these group of assassins and that collectively,
    they used to work for the Foreigner (Silver's ex) before they defected. Later that day, as Silver prepares to leave for a night on the town,
    two cars ram into her limo before she gets in it, and they explode. Chen says that she needs to take care of this alone, to protect Silver.
    As such, Chen tries to rejoin her old band of lady assassins. They are a bit suspicious,
    but tell her to take down someone to prove her worth. She accepts. On a boat of Long Island,
    Chen moves in for the kill, much to pleasure of her old colleague, watching from the dock.
    But Chen is suddenly confronted by Silver, who accuses her of not truly reforming.
    Chen simply states she doesn't want Silver involved, then kicks her down and escapes. Silver is stunned,

    but then, the would be victim arises. It's Sandman in disguise. Apparently, Chen is trying to stay clean.
    Meanwhile, the lady assassins begin their next plot: the infiltration of the mansion of some crime boss.
    As they enter, the assassins tell Chen to kill the lot of them, but she can't do it.
    As the other assassins dispatch the crime dudes, Chen escapes into the topiary maze in the lawn. The assassins follow.
    Silver, thanks to information from the Foreigner, has arrived on the scene to assist.

    As all parties stalk each other in the maze, the leader of the assassins is bested by Chen.
    She taunts Chen to kill her, knowing she can't, but Chen knocks her out and says, "I am an assassin no more."

    Written by Gregory Wright. Art by Gordon Purcell & Andy Parks.
    Imperius Rex!
    It's clobberin' time! Hulk is strongest one there is! Have at thee!
    I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice.

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