||FEATURE: Spider-Man [1st in black costume which later becomes Venom; Predates Secret Wars #8 by 7 months]; GUESTS: Curt Connors [Lizard]; Billy Conners; Matha Connors; Black Cat; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Aunt May; Nathan Lubensky; Avengers--Captain America; Thor; Iron Man; Hawkeye; Wasp; Captain Marvel II; CAMEOS: She-Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; The Thing; Invisible Woman; Cyclops; Colossus; Wolverine; Storm; Nightcrawler; Mockingbird; Scarlet Witch (all photos)
||Spider-Man returns from Secret Wars and tries to get used to his new black and white symbiotic costume, which will later become Venom.
||Roger Stern; Tom DeFalco
||Cont'd from SECRET WARS #12; Next chronological Spidey in Black duds in Marvel Team-Up #141 (Which came out the same day as ASM #252).
||in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #266; in Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Marvel, 2007 series) #[nn]; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #39