The Amazing Spider-Man #227 [Direct]
(April 1982)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1982-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (assistant editor)

Spider-Man Versus Black Cat! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bob Layton (breakdown); John Romita Jr. (signed as JR. J.R.)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed as GIACOIA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The pencil rough breakdown art for this cover has surfaced at Heritage Auctions. It is by (and signed by) Bob Layton.

Goin' Straight! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
Bob Sharen (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know I shouldn't let these things bother me, but this morning's headline in the Daily Bugle really made my blood boil!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Jean DeWolff; Marcy Kane; Debbie Whitman; Philip Chang; Mary Jane Watson (flashback); Gwen Stacy (flashback); Morris Sloan
Synopsis
Both Spider-Man and the Black Cat have conflicting emotions about their new status as lovers. Spider-Man wants the Black Cat to go straight, even going so far as to ask Captain Jean DeWolff to get her a pardon. The Black Cat, on the other hand, has a hard time kicking old habits and wants the two of them to use their abilities to become thieves. Spider-Man tries to immobilize the Black Cat with his web, but rather than ending up in prison, she jumps in the river. Believing her dead, Spider-Man is even more sad to receive the news of a full pardon for the Black Cat.
Reprints
Keywords
Empire State University

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

Spider's Web / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of Comments from readers Mark Waldman, C. Aguasvivas, Peter Felitti, and David Alevedo.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Ed Shulkin
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Located with the letters page. Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 554,248. Actual no. of single issue nearest to filing date: 536,491.

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spider-Man Versus Black Cat!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Goin' Straight!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Hello, it's me..."]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Weldon Adams
  • Chris Boyko
  • Peter Croome
  • Del Gruber
  • David Haglund
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Eric Rom
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore