So, after a few of the best issues ever, we get a few stinkers. It starts with #138, in which we meet Mindworm–the silliest Spider-Villain ever. He’s a mutant with tele-empathy. Spider-Man feels sad about Harry Osborn being locked up, Mindworm senses it and starts to psychically attack Peter, and Spidey literally boxes his ears and wins the battle.
In the next two issue, The Grizzly returns–along with The Jackal.
Okay, so none of that is good, but we do get the first regular black female castmember: The first appearance of Gloria Grant, Peter’s hot neighbor.
Creators: Gerry Conway and Ross Andru
Grade: C-. Not terrible. Slightly below average.