The Amazing Spider-Man #258 [Direct]
(November 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
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

The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [as Josef Rubinstein]
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Mary Jane Watson; Thomas Fireheart [Puma]; Jenna Taylor; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; H.U.B.E.R.T.; Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds] (villain); Rose (villain); Aunt May Parker (cameo flashback); Robbie Robertson (cameo flashback); Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Peter is floored by MJ's revelation that she knows he is Spider-Man. The Black Cat shows up at his pad and MJ takes off. His new costume takes him for a spin around the city in his sleep. Peter has a nightmare about his black costume. He decides to have Mr. Fantastic check it out. Reed Richards discovers that Spider-Man's black costume is an alien that is trying to bond with him symbiotically. He uses a sonic blaster to separate Spidey from his costume. Spidey swings home in an old FF uniform with a paper bag for a mask. MJ drops by to talk. Hobgoblin has a little proposition for the Rose.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; black costume; paper bag

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

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (signed); ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought you might like to see this...

Indexer Notes

Hype Box; Check List.

Join Our Special Subscriber's Club (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. ["I thought you might like to see this..."]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Join Our Special Subscriber's Club
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