Produced in conjunction with DC Comics. Full indicia:
MARVEL TREASURY EDITION™ featuring SUPERMAN® and SPIDER-MAN® is published by MARVEL COMICS GROUP, James E. Galton, President. Stan Lee, Publisher. Michael Hobson, Vice-President, Publishing. Milton Schiffman, Vice-President, Production. OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 575 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022. Copyright© 1981 by Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corporation and DC Comics, Inc. All rights reserved. Vol. 1, No. 28, 1981 issue. Price: $2.50 in the U.S. and Canada. This periodical may not be sold except by authorized dealers and is sold subject to the conditions that it shall not be sold or distributed with any part of its cover or marking removed, nor in a mutilated condition. Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner, Doctor Doom, J. Jonah Jameson, Glory Grant, Robbie (Joe) Robertson, Aunt May, and the Daily Bugle, and the visual depictions thereof the trademarks of Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corp. All Rights Reserved. Superman, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, The Parasite, Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Steve Lombard, Wonder Woman, and The Daily Planet, and the visual depictions thereof are trademarks of DC Comics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
A summary of how each man got his powers, and what he can do with them. Located on the inside front cover.
Pencils/inks: Fred Snyder suggested Miller pencils and Rubinstein or Wiacek inks (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3795)
Continued from Superman Vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (DC / Marvel, 1976 series) #1; continued in part in DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #27 (Fall 1981).
Jim Shooter posted in his blog that Marv Wolfman was originally scheduled to be the writer for this issue, and had started working with Jim on plotting it when Marv's employment agreement expired. Marv then decided to go to DC, and Jim had to quickly come up with a new writer, finally deciding on himself (as the only Marvel writer who had written both characters).
In the comments section of Shooter's blog, Brett Breeding says that "I was Bob Layton's assistant back then, so I actually inked all of his allotment of the backgrounds."
A preliminary cover design for this issue with Superman breaking chains and Spider-Man swinging; reproduced directly from John Buscema's pencils. Located on the inside back cover.
The Hulk clashes with Superman, and Spider-Man confronts Wonder Woman, previewing the story.