Spider-Man's adventures have been larger than life, but they spring from the rotten roots of street crime and Uncle Ben's murder by a petty burglar. Now, that gritty side of the criminal world takes the fore, as the Kingpin tightens his grip on New York City! And for Spidey, the would-be heroes are causing as much trouble as the villains. Cloak and Dagger complicate matters…and the Punisher has his own form of justice in mind! Meanwhile, Mantlo and Milgrom explore the man with ink on his fingers and a story in his blood, J. Jonah Jameson, and reveal the origins of the Hobgoblin! And speaking of revelations, Peter Parker unmasks himself to the Black Cat - with unexpected results! Plus: Black Cat's search for super-powers, Spidey's black costume…and the art of Fred Hembeck! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #80-91.