The transparent man catches Aunt May on the phone but strangely does not care and even taunts her to call the cops on him. The robber exits the bank nonchalantly, where he is confronted by Spider-Man, who has finally arrived on the scene. The robber takes out his gun and takes aim. Before he can shoot, Spidey webs the end of the gun and the robber’s face. Amazingly, the robber rips the webbing off his face and manages to take a shot at Spidey – the bullet covered in webbing. Spidey retaliates by punching the man literally across the street and (accidentally) into the path of a passing bus. It looks as if the robber’s been crushed by the bus but when Spidey goes to look for him, he is nowhere to be found. A nearby cab driver points Spidey in the right direction but the robber has already disappeared into the crowd and possibly into the subway substructure. Spidey has a feeling the thief is long gone by now so he turns around and goes back to the bank to check up on Aunt May.
After changing back into his civilian clothing, Peter enters the bank and finds Aunt May talking to a detective named Ray Donovan, whom Peter knows from his days working for the Daily Globe. Donovan is in charge of investigating the robbery. He’s done with Aunt May, however, so she can go home.
At the Plaza Hotel, the robber backs in the glory of having stolen so much money. He lays in bed, surrounded by wads of cash. Though his thoughts reveal that his decision to move back to New York City was risky, he is glad to have taken that risk. He calls himself the Blank.
Peter is at the Coffee Bean when he gets a call from Joe "Robbie" Robertson of the Front Line, inquiring about Aunt May's well-being. Peter explains that she's doing much better than he is. When Robbie mentions about Spider-Man showing up to save the day, Peter indicates that he was unable to get pictures of the whole thing, as everything was done by the time he got there. Robbie informs Peter that the FBI is interested in the Blank's activities and will provide more information about him at a briefing later that afternoon. Peter plans to attend this meeting.
On his way to the briefing, Peter runs into Ray Donovan, who reveals that he's now working for the FBI. When Peter inquires about the Blank's abilities, Donovan explains that he has some kind of personal force field that only allows air through, but nothing else. Peter thinks it's weird that the Blank utilizes his powers to rob banks. Donovan reveals that the Blank has been targeting banks known as being major predatory lenders. The Blank is being referred to as some kind of Robin Hood, though Donovan hasn't heard of him giving to the poor. Since Donovan is heading to the same briefing as Peter's, the two of them head there together.
Back at the Plaza Hotel, the Blank watches footage of the FBI briefing that has begun. The FBI have no idea how the Blank acquired his powers. This leads to a flashback in which we learn just that. Turns out it just pure luck that the Blank crossed paths with a scientist who talked him to death about his new discovery...just before he stepped in front of a speeding car. The Blank took the man's briefcase and ran away. It took him months to figure out how to power up the gear inside the briefcase, but once he did, he knew that no cop alive would be able to stop him. The acquisition of new powers also led to some encounters with super-hero do-gooders, the West Coast Avengers, and an alliance with super-criminal Graviton. It was while in a partnership with Graviton that he was believed to have been killed, by his own partner. It turns out that the Blank survived being thrown out to sea, though he came close to meeting his end. That was not the worst however. The nano-tech of his force-field belt were damaged and his nervous system was scrambled during his final encounter with Graviton. His force-filed belt ended up becoming part of him, embedding itself in his lower abdomen. He now robs banks to raise money to pay a special doctor that supposedly can cure him, as he no longer wants to be the Blank 24/7, the stress of trying to control the field effects taking a toll on him.
When the news briefing ends, Peter speaks up and asks what the FBI's next move is and how they intend to catch the Blank. Donovan steps in and takes Peter outside the briefing room where he tells him that they are doing everything they can. Peter is ticked off, as he feels they aren't doing enough to catch him. He grabs Donovan and slams him into a wall. Donovan tells Peter that he's "out of bounds" and explains that they cannot disclose anything more. Donovan suggest Peter go home and cool off and reassures him that they will bring the Blank to justice. Peter seems rather skeptical that they’ll catch him. His thoughts indicate that he's planning to see what he can do…as Spider-Man.
An armored truck pulls in front of a bank, under the watchful eye of the Blank, in his "non-powered" self. Seconds later, he transforms into his translucent self and attacks the security guard that exits the back of the armored truck. When he enters the back of the truck, there is another guard sitting on a chair, wearing a gas mask. The guard pulls the pin off a smoke grenade and it immediately starts filling the back of the truck with gas. The Blank had somehow foretold they would try to set a trap so he came prepared – he too is wearing a gas mask. Before the guard can do anything else, the Blank takes the guard’s mask off.
In a parked van a few blocks away, the FBI are watching as the events unfold. Donovan instructs his men to head to the corner of 26th and Madison, the location of the armored truck under attack by the Blank. Spidey, who – unbeknownst to them – is sitting on the roof of the van, has overheard Donovans’s instructions. He swings off in the direction of the armored truck.
The Blank is driving away in the armored truck when the vehicle suddenly comes to an abrupt halt. Seconds later, the windshield is covered with a gray-colored substance. Before the Blank can even process what just happened, the whole armored truck is tossed on its side, courtesy of Spider-Man. The Blank scurries out of the vehicle and starts shooting erratically in Spidey's direction. Spidey dodges the bullets and then proceeds to tackle the Blank to the ground. The Blank’s abilities, however, allow him to slip through Spidey's grip and he takes off running, straight toward a light pole. He slams into the light pole, sending it toppling toward a mother pushing her twins in a stroller. Thankfully, Spidey’s amazing speed and strength allow him to save the woman and her children from serious harm. Tossing the pole to the side, Spidey takes off after the Blank, hoping to catch up to him.
The Blank is running through a dark alley when he suddenly is stopped in his tracks, when he comes face-to-face with a large web, dangling in front of him – Spidey has caught up to him. Spidey shows up and starts shooting webbing at the Blank, who laughs it off, as webbing doesn't stick to him. Spidey answers that it doesn't have to stick, if it goes on thick enough to envelop its target. When Spidey has finish unloading the content of his webbing cartridges onto his enemy, creating a nice round web-ball, he sends it rolling out of the alley, right into the arms of Detective Donovan and the NYPD. Donovan picks up the note left by Spider-Man, just as Peter Parker takes a picture from a nearby rooftop access. Peter comes down from there and goes to see Donovan, who indicates that he cannot figure out how Spider-Man beat them to the Blank. Peter answers that he has no clue and tells Donovan that he has schmutz on his lapel; he proceeds to take it off and takes his leave. Unbeknownst to Donovan, it turns out that Peter had slipped one of his spider-tracers on Donovan during their scuffle at the FBI briefing. Peter, as Spider-Man, simply kept tabs on Donovan using his spider-sense as a radar.
A short time later, Peter goes and visits Aunt May at the FEAST center, where he relays the good news about the capture of the Blank, whom he amusingly calls her arch-enemy. In good humor, Aunt May asks Peter who took the front page picture of the Blank having been caught by Spider-Man. Peter responds that he did, but from a safe distance using a telephoto lens. Having said that, he asks Aunt May out for a bite to eat at a fancy restaurant, which he can now afford, having been paid for the aforementioned picture. "Dinner is on the Blank!" he says, amusingly.
The end...for now.