The Amazing Spider-Man #253 [Direct]
(June 1984)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Danny Fingeroth (editor); Bob DeNatale (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rick Leonardi (signed)
Inks
Rick Leonardi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the easy part...!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Rose (hands only)
Reprints

By Myself Betrayed! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Rick Leonardi
Inks
Bill Anderson
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Wendy Thorton; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Nathan Lubensky; VILLAIN: Rose (1st appearance); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Black Cat; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis
While on the sports beat with Wendy, Peter gets involved in a scandal with a pro football quarterback who is throwing games for a new mob boss, the Rose. Peter tells Aunt May that he has dropped out of school and she flips out. Peter also discovers that Robbie is taking his new editor-in-chief position at the Bugle very seriously. Spidey meets and battles the Rose for the first time.
Reprints

Free! Spider-Man Comic Book (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Oreo Cookies; Nabisco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey, Kids! Look What's Coming Your Way! Free Marvel Comics! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Cookie Crisp; Marvel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This is the easy part...!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. By Myself Betrayed!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Free! Spider-Man Comic Book
    Oreo Cookies; Nabisco
  4. 3. Hey, Kids! Look What's Coming Your Way! Free Marvel Comics!
    Cookie Crisp; Marvel
  5. 4. ["I got this letter..."]
    Bullpen Bulletins
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