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MJ is wondering where Pete's been at when he arrives at her door - in a tattered Spidey outfit and looking quite a mess. After a shower and meal and deciding he's going to have to use the black costume from now on he reveals he's been in jail. Cue flashback...
Spidey managed to escape the crumbling mountain ... just ... but his costume was all-but destroyed and one of his web-shooters wrecked. He manages to stumble across a coat he can use but doesn't want to talk to the police at the scene in case they ask too many questions. He tries to hitch-hike back NYC. After being dropped off in some backwater town and steals a pie out of someone's window (what is this, Garfield?!) While sat in an alley eating away, he is arrested (presumably for theft but possibly as a vagrant) and taken to the local jail.
He gives his name as Mr Jameson (ho ho ho) and spends a night in the cells. After demonstrating his strength to warn off the other prisoners, he attracts the attention of the sheriff who, the next day, takes him out to some house out of the way owned by a Mr DuPaul. Pete is suddenly involved in some kind of Running Man-type game where he has to escape while DuPaul will hunt him.
Pete thinks it is weird (true!) but figures he should get away easy. He doesn't bank on some sort of remote-control flying saucer gunship though! As Pete struggles to escape, the deputy sheriff bursts in on the control room where DuPaul and the Sheriff are directing things. She tries to arrest the pair of them but has little luck ... until Pete bursts in and lays the smack down on DuPaul and the sheriff. The deputy does arrest them this time and lets Pete go. He manages to cling onto the top of a lorry all the way back to ... the present.
He next day, he is back at the Bugle and tells Jonah and Joy that he was trapped in the tunnels but eventually got out and managed to hitch a lift back (leaving out the whole jail part!) He just said he was dazed and confused after the explosion to cover himself. Jonah is sympathetic... well kind of ... and gives Pete a whole DAY off (woo!). Joy drops another hint about Pete 'always being where the action is'.
Finally, Pete is at the train station. All of a sudden he is pushed in front of an oncoming train by a mystery assailant. He manages to get out of the way but is left badly shaken because, as we see in the final panel, his spider- sense didn't warn him.