AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #252 (May 1984)
Cover Art by Ron Fenz & Klaus Janson
The first full appearance of Spidey’s new costume.
This is Fenz’s homage to Jack Kirby’s Amazing Fantasy #15 cover.
The symbiotic alien that Peter finds during the Secret Wars enhances his powers, but would go on to cause him headaches in stories to come. Eventually making up one half of one of the greatest comic book villains ever, Venom.
It took me a long time to finally find another one of these. I owned one as a kid, but it ended up getting thrown some how. Recently I found this copy in my local comic shop. Needless to say, it went right into my longbox.