The Amazing Spider-Man #284 [Newsstand]
(January 1987)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel 25th Anniversary
Barcode
071486024576 01
Editing
Adam Blaustein (assistant editor); Jim Salicrup (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; #200 square bound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #284 [Direct].


Gang War Part One (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds]; Hammerhead; Rose; Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.]
Reprints

...And Who Shall Stand Against Them...? (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco (plot); Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Ron Frenz (layouts); Brett Breeding
Inks
Brett Breeding; Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker
Editing
Jim Salicrup

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lance Bannon; Ben Urich; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Kathryn Cushing; Betty Leeds; Ned Leeds; Aunt May Parker; Mary Jane Watson; Flash Thompson; Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds] (villain); Blue Boys Gang (villain); Arranger (villain); Silvermane (villain); Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.] (villain); Rose (villain); Hammerhead (villain); Daniel Kingsley (villain); Kingpin (cameo flashback); Daredevil (cameo flashback); Punisher [Frank Castle] (cameo)
Synopsis
Spider-Man is still looking for Flash when he encounters the Blue Boy Gang and the Hobgoblin. Spidey is still determined to quit the hero business. Kingpin has gone into hiding and all of the other power players in the mob try to fill the void. The Arranger, the Kingpin's second in command, is still firmly in control as he has Jack O' Lantern take care of Silvermane, sends the police to arrest the Rose's men and blows up Hammerhead. Flash comes out of hiding to contact Betty. Hobgoblin thinks he has Spider-Man cornered on a rooftop but instead finds himself face to face with the Punisher.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Spider's Web / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Silver Sable

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dave Kinder, Pat Finnerty, Eric Small, D.R. Smith, Paul Swaida, Paul W. Greer, Elio DiPaolantonio, and Jeff Fritts.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gang War Part One
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ...And Who Shall Stand Against Them...?
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Spider's Web
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  • Peter Croome
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jason Dunn
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Ford
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jordan Inman
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Max Capp