The Spider and the Sea-Scourge!
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Pencils: John Romita, Jr.
Inker: Jim Mooney
Letters: Jim Novak
Colors: Bob Sharen
Cover art: John Romita, Jr.
Originally published: December 1980
You know what’s weird? I might be crazy, but I don’t see any credits for this issue. I looked them up online.
Namor, the Sub-Mariner, has been busting up equipment in the ocean. Good for him.
Spidey finally checks out the docks and Deb Whitman’s uncle, which she asked Pete to do long ago. Uncle Whitman has a contract with the government to setup equipment in the ocean, but his crew is scared because of Namor’s activities. Spider-Man, being his usual helpful self, beats up the crew and chases them off. Then he leaves when Uncle Whitman asks him for help.
The next day Deb shows up at school whining about the whole thing, and Pete decides he better stop being a bitch and go help out. He becomes a crew member onboard the ship, along with some other crew members who apparently came back or something.
So we get Spider-Man vs. Namor in a battle on the high seas. Spider-Man actually kicks the crap out of Namor, which is pretty cool and unexpected. Eventually they finally sit down and have a chat and work things out amicably, with Namor helping the surface dwellers find a better spot for their gizmos.
This reads a little like an issue of Team-Up, though not as crappy.