This is the first appearance of The Rose, a crime lord with cool gas gadgets, who we will later learn is Wilson Fisk’s son Richard, who first appeared as The Schemer in Amazing Spider-Man #83. As an introduction, his first crime is rigging a professional football game.
Also, the new black costume protects Peter from Rose’s gas. Cool.
I love Rick Leonardi’s art, by the way. Nice and lanky Spider-Man.
Let me get this straight: Peter Parker designed his own web shooters at the age of 16, and can get front-page worthy pictures using a camera taped to the wall, but he can’t figure out a telefoto lens?
Creators: Tom DeFalco and Rick Leonardi