The Amazing Spider-Man #254 [Direct]
(July 1984)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.30 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-03-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Danny Fingeroth (credited) (editor); Bob DeNatale (credited) (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #43, with newsstand on-sale date of 1984-04-03
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rick Leonardi (signed as LEONARDI [straight letters])
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as Rubinstein)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back off, wall-crawler! The battle van is mine!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.]
Reprints

Crank Up the Power of Pro Thunder! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Huffy Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

With Great Power... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco (credited)
Pencils
Rick Leonardi (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; Betty Leeds; Wendy Thorton; Robbie Robertson; Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.] (villain); Roderick Kingsley [Hobgoblin] (cameo); Black Cat [Felicia Hardy] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spider-Man watches as the authorities pull Hobgoblin's wrecked battle van from the Hudson River. When the van is stolen in broad daylight, Spider-Man tracks it down and finds it has been taken by Jack O' Lantern. Spider-Man battles Jack but this causes him to miss a dinner set up by Nathan where he was supposed to be making nice with Aunt May who is still furious over Peter dropping out of school.
Reprints

Fun for Everyone! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mile High Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mile High Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

America's Favorite Comic Book Conventions (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Creation Comic Book Conventions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Heroes World Superhero Merchandise / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Your Choice 80 Cents Each Plus Postage] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Fun House Novelties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Kull the Conqueror is Back!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Kull / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Power Man and Iron Fist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider's Web / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob, ya done us proud.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Lon Vennard, Bill Turner, Jake Horsley & Bishop Burton, Bill Chappell, Patsy Harrell, Pat Floss, Jordan Marsh, Steven Getman and Stan Lee.

Special 1984 Low Price Offer (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Masters of the Universe the Power of He-Man Video Game (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You're Into Atari Computers? So Are We (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Parker Brothers Games / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Back off, wall-crawler! The battle van is mine!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Crank Up the Power of Pro Thunder!
    Huffy Bicycles
  3. 2. With Great Power...
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Fun for Everyone!
    Newtons Cookies; Oreo Cookies
  5. 4. [Classified Ads]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mile High Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mile High Comics
  8. 7. America's Favorite Comic Book Conventions
    Creation Comic Book Conventions
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Heroes World Superhero Merchandise
  10. 9. [Your Choice 80 Cents Each Plus Postage]
    The Fun House Novelties
  11. 10. [Kull the Conqueror is Back!]
    Kull
  12. 11. ["Listern, Power Man's not here right now, so we have a few seconds to talk."]
    Power Man and Iron Fist
  13. 12. ["Price increase?"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  14. 13. ["Bob, ya done us proud."]
    Spider's Web
  15. 14. Special 1984 Low Price Offer
  16. 15. Masters of the Universe the Power of He-Man Video Game
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  17. 16. You're Into Atari Computers? So Are We
    Parker Brothers Games
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  • Mike Nielsen
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