The Wings of the Fearsome Fly!
Scripts: Marv Wolfman
Layouts: Keith Pollard
Finisher: Jim Mooney
Letterer: J. Costanza
Colorist: Ben Sean
Consultant: Jim Shooter
Originally published: June 1979
Well, this issue starts off with snow, which is quite surprising. What the hell month is it supposed to be? I suppose it’s probably near the end of summer at this point, since Peter has finished his summer school. So perhaps this is just a freak August / early September snowstorm?
Everything goes wrong for Pete in this issue: in addition to the snow, this issue starts with Peter wondering if JJJ looked under his Spidey mask (I assumed he hadn’t, but maybe I’m wrong). When Pete enters the Bugle, the first thing Jameson does is fire him. Even Robbie’s pissed at Pete. Later, Spidey gets beat the hell up by the Fly and MJ finally calls it quits with Pete after he blew the date the night before. When Peter turns to Betty for comfort, in prances Ned Leeds to belt him one!
All this makes Spidey go nuts, leading to the craziest panel in awhile:
To top everything off, The Fly is captured by the cops and S.H.I.E.L.D., and Spidey doesn’t even get to vent his rage on the dude.
This issue ends with one hell of a bombshell — the burglar that killed Uncle Ben is back!