Spectacular Spider-Man vol 1 #83

Publisher: Marvel
Publish Date: Oct, 1983
Cover Price: $.60
Cover Artist: Greg LaRocque, Al Milgrom
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Artist: Greg LaRocque
Colorer: Geaorge Roussos
Inker: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Editor: Danny Fingeroth

Delusions Part 3 of 3.

Peter Parker and Ben Urich attend the Punisher’s arraignment hearing at the courthouse. It’s a sad ending for Frank Castle as the once proud vigilante is sentenced to a mental institution for his attacks on the civilian populace. However, the one-man war against crime will return with a vengeance in his Limited Series! (Punisher 1st series 1986). Meanwhile, the Black Cat is gradually recovering from her injuries and suggests to the web-slinger the possibility of becoming his crime fighting partner. Brief origin on the Punisher. Cameo appearance by Captain Jean DeWolff. (Notes: This three-part story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 220, 221, and 222. There was some controversy at the time over the characterization (mentally unstable/borderline psychotic) of the Punisher in these issues, as his persona was somewhat different from his prior appearances.)