The credit goes to the writer Peter David, and the artist Colleen Doran. The story is wordless for the majority of its six pages, as it introduces us to an impossibly adorable homeless child named Leah. We all knew this was coming, but that doesn't make it any less depressing. That flight around the city with Marvel's greatest heroes was nothing more than a fever dream of a dying girl. Maybe Spider-Man coming (too late) for her rescue in real life is what inspired it; but, knowing Leah, maybe that's what she sees every night when she closes her eyes. Either way, we don't see Leah open her eyes again. Spider-Man is talking with the doctor right there, wallowing in the guilt of not reaching her sooner. We know it's not his fault, that Spidey has saved countless lives and can't possibly be accountable for everyone in the city, but he probably won't be able to shake his failure any time soon (or ever). But in Leah's mind, Spider-Man is perfect, infallible. He and his friends were the one thing she could count on, the one thing that gave her life meaning.
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