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Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 1

    This issue covers Amazing Fantasy 15 and Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 1 thru 29 and Annuals 1 and 2. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Mark Evanier, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, Murray Ward, and Peter Sanderson. Cover by John Byrne. The cover portrays the Amazing Spider-Man as he was first drawn by Steve Ditko in the silver age. The back cover by Steve Ditko is the original version of the cover to Amazing Fantasy 15. The splash page features an essay on the background of the Amazing Fantasy title and reduced-size versions of the splash pages from Amazing Fantasy 15 and Amazing Spider-Man 1 respectively. The back inside cover describes the plan and purpose for the Marvel Index series. (Notes: There are nine issues in the Amazing Spider-Man Index, which was the first index series published by Marvel. The index issues do not contain any ads.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 2

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 30 thru 58 and Annuals 3 and 4. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Mark Evanier, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Front cover by John Romita. The back cover by Steve Ditko is the original version of the cover to Amazing Spider-Man 10. (Note: The inside front cover states that issue 59 is also indexed in this issue, but it is actually summarized in the next issue.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 3

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 59 thru 84, Annuals 5 and 6, and Spectacular Spider-Man 1 & 2. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Front cover by Paul Neary. The back cover by Steve Ditko is the Spider-Man pin-up from Amazing Spider-Man 3. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #4
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 4

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 85 thru 113 and Annuals 7 and 8. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover pencils by Ron Frenz. Cover inks by John Romita. The wraparound cover depicts Spider-Man holding Captain Stacy in his arms while facing a horde of super-villains including Doctor Octopus, Electro, the Green Goblin, Kingpin, Kraven, Lizard, and Mysterio. (Note: The inside front cover states that issue 112 is the last one indexed in this issue, however, issue 113 is summarized inside as well.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #5
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 5

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 114 thru 137, Annual 9, and Giant-Size Super-Heroes 1. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover pencils by Mike Zeck. Cover inks by Joe Rubinstein. The wraparound cover portrays the web-slinger dodging gunfire from the Punisher! (Note: Giant-Size Super-Heroes features Spider-Man vs. Morbius and the Man-Wolf.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #6
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 6

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 138 thru 155 and Giant-Size Spider-Man 1 thru 6. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover by Bob Layton. The wraparound cover shows your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man under long range attack from Electro, the Green Goblin, Mysterio, and the Punisher. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #7
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 7

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 156 thru 174 and Annuals 10 and 11. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-and-a-half page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover pencils by Ron Wilson. Cover inks by Brett Breeding. The wraparound cover depicts Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Man-Wolf, Rhino, and the Vulture phasing through the walls to attack the wondrous wall-crawler. The cover resembles the cover to Amazing Spiderman 170. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #8
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 8

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 175 thru 195 and Annual 12. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-and-a-half page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover by Keith Pollard. The front side of the wraparound cover depicts the Amazing Spider-Man overlooking the city. The back side is a montage of friends and foes that were featured during Keith Pollard's time as the series' penciler. Included on the back cover are the Black Cat, Chameleon, Fly, Kingpin, Lightmaster, and the Punisher. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    Official Marvel Index to Amazing Spider-Man (1985) 9

    This issue covers Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) 196 thru 214 and Annuals 13 and 14. Each issue reviewed in the index has a one-and-a-half page summary and a reduced-size reprint of the original cover. Index contributors and consultants include George Olshevsky, Mark Gruenwald, Dennis Mallonee, Lou Mougin, and Murray Ward. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Joe Rubinstein. The wraparound cover portrays Madame Web and her life support system with Spider-Man and various villains all around her. (Notes: This is the final issue of the index. A short paragraph on the last page indicates that issue 10 will be published as an update to the series at a later date; however, that issue was never published.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.