Spidey Cops Out!
Writer: Gerry Conway
Pencils: John Romita
Letterer: Artie Simek
Originally published: September 1972
We start with Spidey dropping an unconscious Gibbon off at the hospital, then get two pages of flashback through his life. It’s total filler and really boring.
This issue doesn’t really start until halfway down the fourth page, which just makes me angry. Spider-Man is looking for Aunt May and decides not to get involved with some crimes he sees on the way. He’s pretty selfish, but that’s not too unusual for Peter. Selfish and paranoid, that’s Pete.
This issues sucks, man. It’s all about Aunt May being missing. Can’t the old bird just go on vacation, have some fucking privacy? What the shit. And I have to deal with Conway and his damned “bright eyes” comments.
At the end, working under the assumption that May has been kidnapped, Spidey runs into Doc Ock.