The Assassin Nation Plot begins in "License Invoked" Part 1 of 6. Guest-starring Paladin. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. What starts as a simple investigation into a Lower Manhattan robbery takes the Amazing Spider-Man on a journey across the globe and into a web of international espionage and murder! After seeing bodies lying on the ground, the web-slinger busts inside a warehouse and discovers his erstwhile ally Paladin! What is the purple-clad mercenary doing in this neck of the woods? He's probing into the Life Foundation --- an organization the wall-crawler knows all too well! The doomsday profiteers always play for keeps...as Paladin and Spidey find out...the hard way! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Aunt May, and Silver Sable.