The Amazing Spider-Man #271 [Direct Edition]
(December 1985)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.65 USD; 0.30 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Adam Blaustein (Assistant Editor); Jim Owsley (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Mayhem Is a Man Called Manslaughter! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Manslaughter Marsdale
Reprints:

Whatever Happened to Crusher Hogan? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Ron Frenz
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
Nel Yomtov
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Crusher Hogan; Bobby Chance; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; Mary Jane Watson; Lance Bannon; Ned Leeds; Betty Leeds; VILLAINS: Manslaughter Marsdale; Madame Fang
Synopsis:
Crusher Hogan is working maintenance at a boxing facility and spinning tall tales of how he helped create Spider-Man when he discovers a plot by one of the owners to take down a fighter who is thinking of moving on when his contract is up; Peter gets a frantic call from Aunt May who asks him to keep an eye on Nathan who may be in trouble with some "old friends"; As Spidey is tailing Nathan, he gets involved in the problems Crusher Hogan and Bobby Chance are having with the murderous Manslaughter; Felling the villain, Spidey fudges history a little and confirms his "close" relationship with Hogan, thus making him a hero to the other boxers; Peter visits Aunt May to tell her that he lost track of Nathan only to learn that the elderly man was beaten up badly and is now in the hospital.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spider's Web / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]; Mike Harris
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Chris Hammond, Sal Toci, Chris Hoyt, Danny Lippitt, Julian Imrie, C.K., Tim Dwyer, Tony Garcia, Thomas W. O'Brien, Brooke Rosenbaum, Tony Yee, J. SMith, Eric Pfeffinger.

Also, Jim Owsley and Mike Harris write about the passing of Dan Crespi.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mayhem Is a Man Called Manslaughter!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Whatever Happened to Crusher Hogan?
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Spider's Web
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