The Lady and — The Prowler!
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita
Letterer: Artie Simek
Originally published: February 1971
Gwen is upset. When she gets a call from her uncle in England, and is considering moving there to live with them. Pete almost proposes to her, until he remembers how much she hates Spider-Man. He upsets Gwen again / more and Gwen asks him to leave. Pete the starts cursing out Spider-Man (to himself, though he is shouting in a public space), but he knows he’s basically addicted to living that life. He can’t give it up.
Meanwhile, Hobie Brown – the Prowler – has been reading about Stacy’s death and thinking back to when Spidey asked for his help. Hobie wonders if he was an unwitting accomplice in Captain Stacy’s death. Hobie decides to don his Prowler uniform again and go after Spider-Man. He finds Spider-Man at the Stacy house, where Pete is about to confess his love and secret identity to Gwen.
The Prowler and Spidey fight and the Hobie ends up getting injured (by his own doing, not fault of Spider-Man’s). Spidey takes him to the hospital and, luckily, the kid isn’t hurt too badly.
By the time Pete gets back to Gwen’s place she’s gone to the airport, and a new tenant is unpacking. Spidey heads straight to the airport, but arrives to late – Gwen’s plane is taking off and he’s missed her.
Pretty good issue. I don’t have a lot to say about it I guess.