Trap for a Terrorist!
Story: Stan Lee
Art: J. Romita
Inking: S. Buscema
Lettering: Artie Simek
Originally published: April 1971
Spider-Man, off to London to get Gwen! Woo!
Peter decides he needs to go to London to see Gwen but, like always, he’s a little strapped for cash. Enter good ol’ Robbie Robertson, who offers to send Peter to London on assignment!
Once Pete’s plane arrives in London, the passengers are told that they are all being held hostage. Pete heads to the bathroom, changes into Spider-Man, and busts right through the wall of the plane to the outside. The terrorists spot him crawling along the outside of the plane, but hesitate long enough for him to kick away the bomb with which they’re threatening the passengers.
Even though the plane as a whole is safe, the terrorists still manage to capture an American delegate and his son, both of whom were passengers. Luckily Spidey is able to place a tracer on their getaway car. After those dudes get away, Spidey has a brief run-in with the cops before taking off.
Eventually Spider-Man finds the kidnap victims and saves them, but not without all of London learning that he’s there. Pete realizes that if he visits Gwen, it’ll be far too easy for her to realize that he is, in fact, Spider-Man. The whole trip is wasted! SADNESS!
Ok, this was alright I guess. There was nothing that really stuck out as bad, but it was a bit boring and they didn’t really make good use of London as a setting in my opinion. It would have been nice if there was actually some Peter/Gwen interaction, but I presume that’ll be coming up shortly. The poor girl only has a few issues left, after all.