Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #78
Peter tries to see Gwen only to find that she is (apparently) on a date with Flash; Hobie approaches his boss with ideas for new safety devices for his job as window-washer, only to be rebuffed; He implements them in private, adds a cloak and a mask, and thus creates The Prowler; Hobie plans to rob a newspaper as the Prowler then return the money as Hobie, making himself a hero; Naturally Peter (as Peter) discovers the Prowler in the act and J Jonah discovers Peter in front of an empty safe.
Printed: Nov 1969
Writers: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema and Jim Mooney
Cover: John Romita Sr.