- Tom DeFalco (plot); Jim Owsley (script)
- Greg LaRocque (pencil breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art)
- Mike Esposito
- Glynis Wein
- Diana Albers
- Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (black costume); Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Ben Urich; Curt Connors [Lizard]; Ivan Petrovich; Foggy Nelson; Becky Blake; Detective Rollins; Chip; Roscoe; Sheena Rogers; Ainsley Wilkins; Jack Zelnick (flashback, death); Juan Santiago (villain); Cool Breeze [Howard McNeal] (villain); Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (villain); Arranger (villain); Frank Arnold (villain)
- With Spider-Man missing, DD and the Widow continue to try and gather evidence to free a boy who has been falsely accused of murder; Spidey returns from the Secret Wars in his new black costume and immediately joins their cause; The real murderer is caught but Spider-Man is hard on Daredevil who had to make a deal with the Kingpin to flush the killer out.
This issue ties Amazing Spider-Man #252 as the 1st appearance of the black costume (that later became Venom) as it came out the same day (and 7 months before Secret Wars #8).
- Jim Shooter
- ? (photo)
- ? (photo)
- Jim Shooter (photo); Mickey Mouse (photo)
Jim Shooter column.
The Hype Box - Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1.
Marvel checklist for comics dated May 1984.
- Danny Fingeroth
Letters from readers - Stan Lee, Richard A. Crane, Edward Rigney, Barry Dutter, David E. Rom, Brian C. Knox, Vince Watkins and Pat Paterson.