Spider-Man marvels at the Awesome Action of the Absorbing Man!
In the first story of the final issue, the Absorbing Man is being transported by the army. They want to take him to a medical facility where they can study his powers and use them to help people. Blonde Phantom has been hired to provide additional security, and she asks Pete to help.
Not shockingly, Absorbing Man finds a way to escape custody, and Spidey tries to stop him. Creel keeps turning into different dangerous materials, and there's nothing Pete can do to defeat him, but he keeps punching away, while begging Absorbing Man to turn himself in so the scientists can study his powers and help people. Creel, of course laughs this off...until suddenly he agrees! He gives up and lets the army take him to the medical lab.
Blonde Phantom hypothesizes that perhaps Creel accidentally absorbed some of Pete's well-known sense of responsibility and decency by accident!
In the second story, Spidey starts noticing a bunch of street-level crooks are back on the street after he just sent them to jail. He interrogates one, who says they're free due to a corrupt cop. He picks up villains when they're left for the police by Spidey, or any of the super-heroes in New York, and then just lets them go. The Kingpin is paying him to do this.
Spidey goes to the Kingpin, who has recently become unhappy with the cop because he's also blackmailing charities. Kingpin gives Pete the cop's location. He finds him with a bunch of criminals, and has the police arrest him. Pete goes back to the Kingpin and says he knows it all went according to the Kingpin's plan, since he didn't like the cop either, but Pete tells him that he's not going to give up, and that he'll get the Kingpin one day.