"Torment" is a story arc written by Todd McFarlane, which compacted the first five issues of a new on-going Spider-Man comic book series in 1990.
It was published between Aug. - Dec. 1990 by Marvel Comics.
It starts off as The Lizard going on a murdering spree before Spider-Man tries to stop him.
The Lizard poisons Spider-Man and throws him off of a building. It is later revealed that Calypso is hypnotizing The Lizard to do her bidding. Spider-Man defeats both Calypso and The Lizard, Spider-Man believes The Lizard is dying from Calypso's effect on his brain.