Christopher Priest [as Fred Schiller] (plot); Ken McDonald
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iron Man 2020 [Arno Stark]; Cynthia Stark; Arno Stark Jr.; Dr. Hawkins; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Mary Jane Watson; Blizzard (new costume); Robert Saunders; Candi; Randi; Mrs. Muggins; Richard Saunders
Iron Man 2020 travels back in time to get a retinal imprint from a terrorist who has armed an experimental bomb in his own time, only to find his quarry is a child who has been befriended by Spider-Man.
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (in black costume and red & blue from a costume shop); Wolverine; Charlemagne (Death); Kate Cushing; J. Jonah Jameson; Ned Leeds (Death); Mary Jane Watson; Nathan Lubinsky; Victor; Maude; Aunt May Parker; Storm; Havok
Wolverine discovers that his old pal Charlemagne is killing off KGB agents that attacked her during an old mission so he heads off to Germany to track her down. Peter and Ned travel to Germany to cover the same story for the Bugle. Ned is killed by the KGB. Spidey interferes in Wolvie's Charlie hunt and messes things up pretty badly. During a final encounter where Wolvie is trying to give Charlie a quick and merciful death, Spider-Man tries to stop him and, during the ensuing confusion of battle, ends up accidentally killing Charlemagne himself.
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ned Leeds [as Hobgoblin in flashback]; Wolverine (flashback); Felicia Hardy [Black Cat]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Marla Jamison; Flash Thompson; Blake Tower; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Jason Macendale Jr.; Formerly Jack O' Lantern] (1st); Kingpin; Foreigner; Rose; Foreigner's Assassins; CAMEOS: Lance Bannon; Ben Urich
Ned Leeds' body is returned to the States and his family and friends attend his funeral. Peter takes Betty home but finds she is becoming more and more unstable. The new Hobgoblin takes out the Rose's men. Kingpin gives Spidey the file proving Leeds was Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin comes after Spidey for the file and it gets burned up in their battle. Flash Thompson is cleared of the charges that he was Hobgoblin. Peter decides to continue to fight crime as Spider-Man.
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Gayle Watson-Byrnes; Spider-Slayer [Alistaire Smythe]
Mary Jane declines Peter's marriage proposal and has to go to Pittsburgh where she finds her sister in jail. Spidey is attacked by Smythe who has vastly improved his father's Spider-Slayer robot. Mary Jane asks Peter to come help her out and he has to decide between being there for the woman he loves or taking down a super villain. Peter heads to Pittsburgh but Smythe finds out and follows him.
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Gayle Watson-Byrnes; Phillip Watson; Spider-Slayer [Alistaire Smythe]
Peter arrives in Pittsburgh and meets Mary Jane's father. Spidey takes on Smythe and his Spider-Slayer robot. MJ sets up her crooked dad and proves to the police that he is the one who belongs in jail and not her sister, Gayle. MJ accepts Peter's proposal of marriage.
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson Parker; May Parker; J. Jonah Jameson; Joe Robertson; Ben Urich; Betty Leeds; Flash Thompson; Harry Osborn; Anna Watson; Marla Madison; Lars; Bruce; Willi Smith; Electro; Eddie Muerte
Mary Jane Parker; Kraven [also as Spider-Man]; Vermin
Mary Jane waits for Peter to come home, little knowing that Kraven has drugged him and buried her husband alive. Kraven puts on Spider-Man's costume and prepares for his new role as the Spider. Vermin continues to look for prey he can drag into the sewers and eat. Mary Jane mouths off to a couple of street thugs and when they chase after her, finds herself rescued by Spider-Man--but a brutal Spider-Man who is certainly not her husband.
Spider-Man finally catches up with Kraven. The Hunter claims that by "killing" and burying Spidey and putting on his costume to replace him, Kraven has proven himself the superior being. Kraven refuses to battle the web slinger but takes him down to an underground cave where he pits Spidey against Vermin. With Vermin winning the fight, Kraven stops him from killing Spider-Man and lets him run off. Kraven promises that he will never hunt again and sends Spidey out to track down Vermin. Kraven gets in a coffin, puts a shotgun in his mouth and...
Credits are for the dust jacket art, not the actual hard cover which is stamped with "the Amazing Spider-Man" logo. Zeck pencils credit confirmed and Zimelman painting credit supplied by www.mikezeck.com (15 June 2011).