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Issue Details

Issue #86
Published January 1984
Frequency Monthly
Cover Price 0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Bob DeNatale; Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Notes Assistant Editor's Month issue.

Cover Details - "Beware: It's Assistant Editors' Month! Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!"

Characters Spider-Man; Black Cat; The Fly
Genre superhero
Pencils Fred Hembeck; Al Milgrom
Inks Joe Albelo; Al Milgrom
Letters Typeset

23 page Spider-Man story "Bugs!"

Characters Spider-Man; Al Milgrom; Dan Crespi; Bob DeNatale; Bob Harras; Fred Hembeck; Danny Fingeroth; Linda Grant; Ann Nocenti; Vision; Black Cat; J. Jonah Jameson; VILLAIN: The Fly; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Harlan Stillwell
Synopsis With editor Danny Fingeroth away at the San Diego comic con, assistant editor Bob DeNatale decides to replace artist Al Milgrom with humorist Fred Hembeck for this issue's "important" story; Spidey decides to show the Black Cat where he works and they end up having to save J. Jonah Jameson from the Fly; Spidey decides to take the plunge and reveal his secret identity to the Cat.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Mantlo
Pencils Al Milgrom (pgs. 1-5, 21-23); Fred Hembeck (pgs. 6-20)
Inks Al Milgrom (pgs. 1-5, 21); Joe Albelo (pgs. 6-20); Jim Mooney (pgs. 22-23)
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Notes Although Hembeck is best known for his humorous art, this issue is a "straight" Spidey story.