Title page. Includes details from the covers of The Amazing Spider-Man #252 and 258.
Credits of the authors of the book. Includes details from the pages of Web of Spider-Man #1 and The Amazing Spider-Man #316 and 317.
Recap of the Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars series before the #8. Includes a detail from the first page of #2.
First chronological appearance of Venom (as new Spider-Man costume). Spidey's new black costume only appears on the last two pages of the story. This issue came out 7 months after Amazing Spider-Man #252.
Recap of the end of Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars series and the events that occurred before in The Amazing Spider-Man series. Includes a detail from the first four panels of page 37 of #12.
Cover is an homage to the cover of Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15. Lettering credit from Danny Fingeroth interview in Backissue magazine #12.
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.
Recap of The Spectacular Spider-Man series circa #100. Includes a detail from panel 11, page 38 of #100.
Story continues in part in Web of Spider-Man 1
Recap of the events before the introduction of Venom in The Amazing Spider-Man series. Includes a detail of the last page of Web of Spider-Man #18.
This story takes place between The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #315 and 316.
Spider-Man black costume design by Leonardi.