The Spectacular Spider-Man has gone down to defeat at the hands of the Praetorian Guard! And now inside the deposed Kingpin's skyscraper, the web-slinger is the prisoner of Richard Fisk and the Hobgoblin! But due to several crosses and double-crosses, Spider-Man has a new ally…the Rose! The crime lord with the purple mask helps the wall-crawler escape, and then both hero and villain rush to the Catskills to save Mary Jane and Aunt May! But there is one more double-cross to come! And someone is going to pay the ultimate price! Is the bloom coming off this Rose? Final appearance of Sergeant Blume.