Who is Spider-Man’s greatest villain? Venom? The Green Goblin? The Hypno-Hustler, who can control people’s thoughts with his whacky guitar?

No, Spider-Man’s real enemy is something more devious and dangerous than that: suburbia. With no buildings to swing on or skyscrapers to stick to, small town America is like Kryptonite to Spidey. So in Amazing Spider-Man #267, writer Peter David plops the character right in the middle of a quaint suburban town, where he looks for a thief that eluded him in Manhattan.

Don’t take this story too seriously, and don’t moan that no super villains show up in it. Just know that this issue is one of the most creative Spider-Man stories in decades.