Spidey swings to a sudden confrontation with the newly transformed Lizard who manages to escape down the sewers... due to heavy traffic.
The Lizard now seems to transform automatically like the Hulk.
Spidey goes on to meet Mrs Curt Connors who updates how Stegron had kidnapped their son Billy and triggered the Lizard's change.
This seems inauthentic in that a mother would have led with the kidnapping of her son by a monster instead of lamenting that their Christmas was ruined.
Elsewhere at the University Marla Madison puts J Jonah Jameson in his place - and his cigar out - before unveiling a/her new Spider- Slayer!
What do they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
Back in the sewers little Billy watches on as Stegron zaps dinosaur-skeletons and the change into flesh and blood! (It's allegedly temporary but...)
At this point the (ridiculous) change is said to be temporary. Later a big deal is made that Connors somehow reversed the magic ray gun to do away with their flesh. They should have chosen one or the other story point.
In the snow Spidey tries to find Stegron who is under a bridge losing strength as he gets colder and colder...eventually slipping into and beneath, the icy water..!
It’s neat that this happens without Spidey’s knowledge.
The cold affects Stegron so badly because he's cold-blooded. According to Supermegamonkey's review a reader complemented Wein over this, and the reply said the issue had been debated at Marvel.