The Amazing Spider-Man #86 [Regular Edition]
(July 1970)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November, semi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
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 has variants.


Beware the Black Widow! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can I fight her?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beware...the Black Widow! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Jim Mooney (pencils)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
247-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can't wait to get home!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Gwen Stacy; Captain George Stacy; Harry Osborn; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; Hawkeye (cameo flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo flashback); Crimson Dynamo (cameo flashback); Red Guardian [Alexei Shostakov](cameo flashback); Nick Fury (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Natasha Romanova returns to New York with a new costume and decides to test herself by fighting Spider-Man, who defeats her even though he is seriously ill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Modern Look Black Widow. Don Heck was originally credited with layouts on pages 1-3 but Nick Caputo sees no sign of his input on those pages.

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

The Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, John, Jim, and other things that go bump in the night...
Characters
Spider-Man; Schemer; Kingpin

Indexer Notes

letters section includes images from previous issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Beware the Black Widow!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. ["Another Joe Weider breakthrough: the end of the skinny body."]
  3. 2. Beware...the Black Widow!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. ["Marvel-ous mags on sale right now!"]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. ["Exciting new club Marvelmania International"]
  6. 5. ["Candid comments calculated to amuse and confuse you"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. ["Dear Stan, John, Jim, and other things that go bump in the night..."]
    Spider's Web
  8. 7. ["Do you have art talent worth developing?"]
  9. 8. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  10. 9. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Del Gruber
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