Cover art is an homage to the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #300 (May 1988). In a recent YouTube video McFarlane said this cover was originally supposed to be the newsstand edition of issue #300. But Marvel executives said, "No one is going to buy 2 copies." So they used it for issue #301 instead.
Items, Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards for 1987, Pro File on: Jim Salicrup, Checklist.
Letters from R. Glen Blystone, Pamela M. Holloway, Peter Pak, Bill Climer; Salicrup's Section.
Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 469,913. Single issue nearest to filing date: 461,070.