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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published December 1984
Cover Price 0.75 USD
Pages 36
Editing Tom DeFalco

Cover Details - "Amid the Chaos, There Comes a Costume --!"

Characters Mr. Fantastic; Hulk; Thing; Human Torch; Captain America; Thor; Spider-Man; She-Hulk; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Captain Marvel; Doctor Octopus; Titania; Molecule Man; Enchantress; Bulldozer; Wrecker
Genre Superhero
Pencils Michael Zeck
Inks John Beatty

25 page Marvel Super Heroes story "Invasion"

Characters HEROES: Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; The Thing; Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Rogue; Nightcrawler; Captain America; Iron Man [James Rhodes]; She-Hulk; Thor; Wasp; Hawkeye; Captain Marvel II; Hulk; Spider-Man; Spider-Woman II (1st); Zsaji; VILLAINS: Dr. Doom; Galactus; Magneto; Dr. Octopus; Lizard; Klaw; Ultron; Enchantress; Molecule Man; Abomination; Wrecker; Thunderball; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Titania; Volcana
Synopsis The heroes invade the bad guy's base in retaliation for the death of the Wasp; They soundly trounce the bad guys and capture most of them; As they return to their base with a badly wounded She-Hulk, they discover that Wasp is not dead but was healed by Zsaji; When Spidey notices that Thor's costume has been restored, he is directed to a machine that spits out a small black ball which quickly covers him and becomes his new costume; Xavier contacts the heroes and tells them that Galactus has begun to eat Battleworld.
Genre Superhero
Script Jim Shooter
Pencils Michael Zeck
Inks John Beatty; Jack Abel; Mike Esposito
Colors Christie Scheele
Letters Joe Rosen
Notes First chronological appearance of Venom (as new Spider-Man costume). Spidey's new black costume only appears on the last two pages of the story. This issue came out 7 months after ASM #252. Wasp returns from dead.
Reprinted in Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Marvel, 2007 series) #[nn]