Amazing Spider-Man #297
February 1988. Spider-Man has completed construction of his new web-shooters and is taken them out for a test, and they work as expected.[Continuity 1] He has constructed them out of space-age plastics that will render them undetectable by metal detectors. They are more light-weight and have more webbing features. Most importantly, they are equipped with a LED light that indicates when he is running low on web-fluid. Lastly, they are also equipped with a launcher that can fire his spider-tracers with more accuracy than throwing them had in the past. Heading home, Peter comes through his skylight just as his Aunt May and Mary Jane's Aunt Anna are coming for a visit. Peter quickly hops in the shower since he doesn't have time to get out of costume. After his ruse works, Peter has time to change out of his costume and join the two women in his living room. Both Aunts want to take Peter out for dinner while Mary Jane is off on a modeling assignment.
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Doctor Octopus is attempting to rent a crop-dusting helicopter. However, the owner of the company refuses to let Octopus and his men pilot it alone due to insurance issues. Octavius responds by killing the owner's assistant, convincing him to bend the rules. The next morning, Peter is at the daily bugle because he is pressed for cash once again. He runs into reporter Joy Mercado, who compliments him on the photos of Doctor Octopus. When he asks her about work, she suggests that he check with the Daily Bugle's society editor before running off to investigate a labor riot that has erupted at city hall. Joe Robertson overhears Peter's financial woes and suggests that Peter looks into another line of work that offers him a steady income. This advice comes as a shock to Peter, but Joe insists that he's only trying to offer advice.