Amazing Spider-Man 1st series comic books issue 163
"All the Kingpin's Men!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Mike Esposito (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Dave Cockrum and John Romita. At long last the Kingpin is back! And the fat crime boss needs a life! Actually a life force...to revive his comatose son Richard! To that end the Kingpin lures the web-slinger to a West Side warehouse for a one-on-one showdown! Is the wall-crawler ready to fight for his life (force)? Also in this issue, Peter's friends throw a surprise party for him to help furnish and decorate his Chelsea apartment. Cameo appearances by Richard Fisk, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Watson, Liz Allan, Joe Robertson, and Glory Grant. (Notes: The Kingpin and the wall-crawler previously clashed in Amazing Spider-Man 85. The Kingpin formerly appeared in Captain America 146-148. The first issue of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man was also published this month. The letters page includes a letter from Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.
Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. The Kingpin returns in "All the Kingpin's Men!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by "D.C." (Dave Cockrum?) Letter to the editor from Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics). Cover price $0.30.