Ah, I see that Stan Lee is trying to go for a bit of suspense by denying us the (most likely non-deadly) fate of Spider-Man. I've been doing some thinking on the whole investigating Krandis thing, and I had some thoughts. Instead of going all espionage or investigative about it, Peter could employ the help of his wife, shown above to already have Simon Krandis wrapped around her finger without doing a blasted thing. If she went to dinner with him, he would surely spill the beans on his dirty dealings. Mary Jane could bring a tape recorder or something, and get the whole thing on tape, then she could deliver the man's witless confession to her husband who could then deliver it to Jameson and the police, therefore ending all of this in one swift go.
Oh, and I've had to wait for people to come out of plays before. There is no way the first and second panels can be subsequent thoughts, because it takes people a heck of a long time to get out of their dressing rooms. Add to this the fact that every play I've been to has had a meet-and-greet afterwards, and we're looking at a good forty-five minutes to a half hour between the first and second panels. You can't tell me Mary Jane would skip the meet-and-greet, either: panel one clearly illustrates she's in this for the recognition.
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