Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 #161

Publisher: Marvel
Publish Date: Oct, 1976
Cover Price: $.30
Cover Artist: Gil Kane
Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Ross Andru
Colorer: Glynis Wein
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Editor: Len Wein

“And the Nightcrawler Came Prowling, Prowling” Part 1 of 2.

Someone is going around New York City impersonating the Punisher! The Amazing Spider-Man thinks the sniper might be Nightcrawler! While the new X-Man believes the shooter could be the web-slinger! First at Coney Island and later at the Roosevelt Island Tramway, Nightcrawler and the wall-crawler clash amid their mutual confusion! But the situation becomes crystal clear once the heroes find themselves in the crosshairs…of the real Punisher! The bullets fly next issue! Cameo appearances by the Punisher, Wolverine, Colossus, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Allan, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: This issue features the first meeting between Spider-Man and Nightcrawler. The web-slinger meets all of the new X-Men for the first time in Marvel Team-Up Annual 1. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 214.)