Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Wendy Thorton; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Nathan Lubensky; VILLAIN: Rose (1st appearance); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Black Cat; Uncle Ben Parker
While on the sports beat with Wendy, Peter gets involved in a scandal with a pro football quarterback who is throwing games for a new mob boss, the Rose. Peter tells Aunt May that he has dropped out of school and she flips out. Peter also discovers that Robbie is taking his new editor-in-chief position at the Bugle very seriously. Spidey meets and battles the Rose for the first time.