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Issue Details

Issue #258
Published November 1984
Cover Price 0.60 USD
Pages 36
Editing Danny Fingeroth; Bob DeNatale (Assistant)

Cover Details

Characters Peter Parker; Spider-Man Red Costume; Spider-Man Black Costume
Genre superhero
Pencils Ron Frenz
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Letters Typeset
Reprinted in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #49

23 page Spider-Man story "The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume!"

Characters Spider-Man; GUESTS: Mister Fantastic; Human Torch; Black Cat; Mary Jane Watson; Thomas Fireheart [Puma]; Jenna Taylor; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds]; Rose; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Aunt May Parker; Robbie Robertson; Jack O' Lantern
Synopsis Peter is floored by MJ's revelation that she knows he is Spider-Man; As he tries to figure out what to say, the Black Cat shows up at his pad and MJ takes off; Exhausted by his emotional problems, Peter drifts off to sleep and his new costume takes him for a spin around the city; Unaware of his midnight web slinging, Peter has a nightmare about his black costume; When he awakens, he decides it is high time to take it over to the Baxter Building and have Mr. Fantastic check it out; Reed Richards discovers that Spider-Man's black costume is a living alien that is trying to bond with him symbiotically; Reed uses a sonic blaster to separate Spidey from his costume and traps it in a containment vessel; With no costume handy, Spidey swings home in an old FF uniform with a paper bag for a mask but he gets caught on a news camera when he takes time out to stop a crime; Tired and humiliated, Peter is still relieved when MJ drops by for a heart to heart; Hobgoblin has a little proposition for the Rose.
Genre superhero
Script Tom DeFalco
Pencils Ron Frenz
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #272; in Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Marvel, 2007 series) #[nn]; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #49