The Amazing Spider-Man #259 [Direct]
(December 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
1984-08-14
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 #53, with newsstand on-sale date of 1984-09-04.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Original Is Back! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art is an homage to the cover of Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #126, which is itself an homage to Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #39.

All My Pasts Remembered! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (finisher)
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson (origin); Philip Watson; Madeline Watson; Gayle Watson; Frank Brown; Timothy Byrnes; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley] (villain); Rose (villain); Aunt May Parker (cameo flashback); Anna Watson (cameo flashback); Harry Osborn (cameo flashback); Liz Osborn (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
As Peter struggles with the fact that Mary Jane knows he is Spider-Man, she opens up for the first time and tells him her family's history full of heartbreak, abuse and abandonment. Mr. Fantastic tries to communicate telepathically with Spider-Man's alien costume but has no success. Hobgoblin demands a cut of crime operations all over the city to sweeten his new business deal with the Rose. He then sets his sights on Harry Osborn. Learning that the Hobgoblin is still alive, Peter dons his classic red and blue costume as Spider-Man and prepares to face his old foe.
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 / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Guy Malone, Gary O'Neal, Tony Starks, Roxanne Caldwell, Darrell Taylor, Linda Campanella, Bob Potts, Susan Morris, R.E. Miller, Grant Tracey, John Bercen, Ken Price, Steve Darner, Dan Cherney, Becky Kizer, Cline Sessions, Kevin T. Minns, Valerio Oss, Steve, Ron & Rollin, Bob Zimbinski, Jason Brasch, Steve Rowe, Edward Rigney, Karl Heimer, James Oney, Betty C. Pate, Derek Chatwood, James McGrath, D.K. Shimojima, Ken Rogers and Omar Curiel.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Original Is Back!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. All My Pasts Remembered!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Spider's Web
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