The first extended arc in Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man is really cool. Especially that panel above.
Mantlo weaves a neat little tale about Doc Ock and The Owl competing for control of the underwold, but the real story is the side-story about a gal named Debra Whitman who has a crush on Peter Parker but becomes convinced he’s Spider-Man…
Such a great splash page. This is some of Al Milgrom’s best work. I’m not a huge fan of his art, but his panel designs are pretty damn cool.
Anyway, Deb is a really nice girl who Peter kinda treats like crap, and she’s literally going insane with the thought that he’s Spider-Man. So his conscience gets the best of him and he reveals his secret….
And here’s the punchline: