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Comic books in 'Chronological Appearances of Spider-Man's Black Costume'

  • Issue #85
    Comics Journal (1977) 85

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    Joe Kubert cover; Robert Kanigher interview; John Byrne, Superman III, Return of the Jedi; Harlan Ellison essay.

    NOTE: This issue features the 1st preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252).

    Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 35
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
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    • Punctures on front cover.

    A look at the Inferior Five; a look at Marvel's Jack of Hearts. Cover by Kevin Nowlan.

    NOTE: This issue features the 2nd preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252). See Comics Journal (1977) #85 for the 1st preview.

    Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #215
    Comic Reader, The (1961) 215

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    Spider-Woman vs. Silver Samuri cover by W. Reinhold. The Comic Reader is a source for information on the comic industry, what comics and when they are coming out that month (mainly Marvel and DC), includes a synopsis of the story. Bullet Crow strip (in color) by Chuck Fiala; Captain Kentucky by Don Rosa. Spider-Woman vs Silver Samurai front cover by W. Reinhold & Sam De La Rosa, Sandman & Sandy back cover by Jeff Albrecht. Includes comic strips from The Menomonee Falls Gazette. The Comic Reader was like Wizard Magazine before there was a Wizard Magazine. 62 pages, B&W, 7-in. x 10.25-in.

    NOTE: This issue features the 3rd preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252). See Comics Journal (1977) #85 for the 1st preview and Amazing Heroes (1981) #35 for the 2nd.

    Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8312
    Heroes Hotline (1983) 8312

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    Fanzine. News from JLA/Avengers, Secret Wars, X-men, Cerebus. Bob Wiacek interview. Art from Terry Austin, John Byrne, Francis Mao, Paul Smith, Bob Wiacek. Flipbook with "Slaughter" by Kevin Halstead & Francis Mao.

    NOTE: This issue features the 4th preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252).

    Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #39
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 39

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    1984 Preview Issue

    NOTE: This issue features the 5th preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252).

    Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #12
    Marvel Age (1983) 12
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    It's the big Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Issue! Get a preview on all the stuff from the historic series! PLUS! See Spider-man's black costume sketches in a comic that came out 2 MONTHS BEFORE Amazing Spider-Man # 252 (and Marvel Team-Up # 141 & Spectacular Spider-Man # 90. Secret Wars # 8 came out 7 months later). Article on Secret Wars, with designs of Spider-Man's new costume; Associate Editor Jo Duffy discusses Heartburst; writer Jim Salicrup discusses The A -Team; Secret Wars. Cover by Mike Zeck and John Beatty.

    NOTE: This issue features the 6th preview of Spider-Man's Black Costume (before its debut in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #252).

    Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (1984) 8
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    • Label #1261852003
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    • Direct Edition
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    • Label #3829045025
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    • CBCS Authentic Signature
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    • Signed by Jim Shooter on 1st page.
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
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    • Label #3793451007
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    • Label #2052316017
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    "Invasion!" Part 8 of 12. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Mike Zeck, John Beatty, Jack Abel, and Mike Esposito. Tired of being the villains' punching bags, the heroes take the fight to their deadly foes' own doorstep. What follows is one of the most titanic super hero/villain tussles of all time. Plus, Spidey gets a new costume. 1st in continuity appearance of Spider-Man's black costume. See Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #252, Marvel Team-Up #141, & Spectacular Spider-Man #90 for the first appearances from 7 months earlier. NOTE: This costume turns out to be an alien symbiote that will later bond with Eddie Brock and become the tenacious Spidey villain known as Venom. See Amazing Spider-Man #300 Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #252
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252
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    • Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #A1BFCB-001
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    • Newsstand Edition
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    • Label #2045889002
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    • CGC Signature Series
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    • Signed & Sketch by Ron Frenz on 9/7/13 & Signed by Stan Lee on 11/30/12, John Romita on 12/13/12, Brett Breeding, Tom Defalco on 9/7/13, Danny Fingeroth on 2/7/14, Klaus Janson on 10/9/14, Jim Shooter on 6/27/15 & Roger Stern on 8/17/18.
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    • Label #2003375007
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    • Label #3907514007
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    • Label #3907514008
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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #141
    Marvel Team-Up (1972 1st Series) 141
    Published May 1984 by Marvel.
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    • Label #1342614002
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    • Direct Edition.
    • Label #30E3C1-009
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    • Indentations in back cover.
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    "Blind Justice!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Black Widow, and Daredevil. Plot by Tom DeFalco. Script by Jim Owsley. Art by Greg LaRocque (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Art Adams and Mike Mignola. Spider-Man is missing! What has happened to the spectacular one? Regardless, Daredevil and the Black Widow must keep working on the pawnbroker murder case in order to prevent an innocent man from going up the river! The Man Without Fear and Natasha just about have the case solved, when the web-slinger suddenly reappears...in a brand new costume! They'll be glad to have Spidey's help to finish this caper...or will they? Daredevil's deal with the Kingpin may not go over too well with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by the Kingpin, the Arranger, and Dr. Curt Connors. (Notes: Spider-Man's new costume debuted this month in Amazing Spider-Man 252, Spectacular Spider-Man 90, and this issue. The letters page includes a letter from Marvel creator Stan Lee.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #90
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 90
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    "Where, Oh Where Has My Spider-Man Gone?" Script and Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The Spectacular Spider-Man is missing! Where is he? The Black Cat is looking everywhere! She checks with everyone including Mrs. Muggins, Captain DeWolff, J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, and the Avengers! When the web-slinger finally reappears on the final page, he's wearing his new black costume! Cameo appearances by the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. (Notes: Spider-Man's new costume debuted this month in Amazing Spider-Man 252, Marvel Team-Up 141, and this issue. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 351,448; average paid circulation 172,290.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.