The "Blood and Thunder" letter column does not appear this issue.
Noteworthy full-page display advertisements throughout this issue include:
LOVE & ROCKETS #1
A Michael Golden and Terry Austin illustrated ad featuring a pantheon of Marvel heroes (headlined "Read Marvel Comics and Stand Out in a Crowd")
NEXUS #3 ("Now! Comics with Sound!)
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 (full-page Perez illo of an angry Starfire's face)
THE X-MEN COMPANION I and II
Synopsis: JAN STRNAD details his frustrating experience writing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #228 under editor Tom DeFalco. Numerous panels from that issue complement Strnad's seven-page piece.
Notes: The article's opening page boasts a JAIME HERNANDEZ spot illo of a beer-bellied Spider-Man capturing in his web a decrepit Dr. Octopus, who says, "Dag nab it! Don't you ever get tired of this routine?"
Synopsis: Transcript of GIL KANE's June 11th lecture on comics art from the 1982 Dallas Fantasy Fair. The introductory paragraph notes that "JAN STRNAD and JACK JACKSON were in the audience and more or less became participants, asking questions and offering opinions."
Notes: The seven-page article includes repros of pages 2-5 of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33 (Spidey buried under machinery), which Kane contends is "Steve's best moment in all the comics he's ever done."
Synopsis: FRED PATTEN reviews Gary Wolf's mystery novel WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT?, a "whodunit in the Raymond Chandler tradition."
Notes: At the close of his review, Patten notes an adaptation of Wolf's book is on Walt Disney's schedule of forthcoming features. And six long years later in 1988 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT was indeed released to popular acclaim.