When one of Springfield Connecticut's favorite ladies is discovered to be an escaped convict, Paula Holliday is hired to find out which of her neighbors is a fugitive from the law and why the long-kept secret has finally come out.
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry. Meanwhile, Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever of Peter's intentions and his idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, becomes Peter's latest nemesis after a failed fusion experiment.