The Amazing Spider-Man #256 [Direct]
(September 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
1984-05-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Danny Fingeroth (credited); Bob DeNatale (credited) (assistant)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #47, with newsstand on-sale date of 1984-05-29.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ron Frenz (signed as RF)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as JR)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Injured... helpless... ...and stalked by Puma!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Puma
Reprints

Introducing... Puma! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Jenna Taylor; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Mary Jane Watson; The Rose (villain); Puma [Thomas Fireheart] (villain, introduction); Aunt May Parker (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spider-Man takes down another one of the Rose's operations and the mob boss calls in wealthy businessman and super powered assassin Thomas Fireheart a.k.a. The Puma to kill the web slinger. Exhausted, Peter crawls into bed for a good night's sleep but his alien costume seems to have other ideas. Robbie commends Peter on his nice photos (they were taken by the Black Cat) but Peter is so tired that he barely notices. Spider-Man is ambushed by the Puma and pulls his left arm out of its socket. With Spider-Man down and writhing in pain, the Puma prepares to pounce.
Reprints

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ivan Rhudick, Bruce McCarthy, Jason Stoddart, Keith Herndon, The Anonymous Comic Critic, Guy D'agui, Jeffrey Lowndes, Rod Billings, Robert Avenetti, Sam Rettig, Glenn Hauman, and R. Cohen.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Injured... helpless... ...and stalked by Puma!"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Introducing... Puma!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
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