When Spidey investigates a firebombed brownstone, he gets drawn into a complex case involving a business that is trying to overcome a labor dispute so it can be sold to a mob boss. Spidey learns that Janet Van Dyne is on the board of directors. Spider-Man visits Vince Granetti only to learn that he has hired Paladin to protect him. Granetti sends Paladin to warn the Wasp off but the two are friends and only mock battle to keep up appearances while they try to make a date. Spidey shows up and Janet leaves him to continue with the dirty work while she takes off to get her hair done.