Series: Amazing Spider-Man (1963-2013)
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko. Grade: A+. #1-38 (1962-1966)
Lee, John Romita, Sr. Grade: B #39-88 (1966-1970)
Lee, Gil Kane. Grade: C+. , 89-110 (1970-1972)
Gerry Conway, Kane, Romita Sr., Ross Andru. Grade: B-. #111-149 (1972-1975)
Len Wein, Andru. Grade: C. #150-181 (1975-1978)
Marv Wolfman, various . Grade: B-. #181-204 (1978-1980)
Denny O’Neil and John Romita, Jr. Grade: C. #207-223 (1980-1981)
Roger Stern, Romita, Jr. Grade: A+. #224-252 (1982-1984)
Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz. Grade: B+/A-. #253-285 (1984-1987)
David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane. Grade: B. #298-324 (1987-1989)
Michelinie, Mark Bagely. Grade: C. #324-388 (1989-1993)
JM DeMatteis, Bagely. Grade: D. #389-406 (1994-1996)
Tom DeFalco, Bagely. Grade: D. #407-439 (1996-1998).
J. Michael Straczynski, Romita, Jr, Mike Deodato, Jr. Grade: A-. #471-545 (2001-2007)
“Brand New Day” rotating writers (Dan Slott, Marc Guggenheim, Bob Gale, Zeb Wells) and art (Steve McNiven, Salvador Larroca, Phil Jimenez, Chris Bachalo, Barry Kitson, Marcos Martin). Grade: B+. #546-647 (2007-2010)
Dan Slott, various. Grade: B+. #648-700 (2010-2013).
Note: Series returned for one issue in 2018 as a special event.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #264 (1985): 1st Red Nine
Written by Craig Anderson, who wrote only one other comic book (as far as I know) and drawn by Keith Cockrum’s wife (who must have known that’s why she got the job, and therefore was too embarassed to have her last name listed in the credits). When Marvel goes for a filler issue, they don’t kid around.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #275-276 (1986)
At first, I was all “Oh my God Flash Thompson is Hobgoblin” and the I was like “No, he’s not.”
Nobody was fooled by this.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #283-288 (1986-1987): Gang War; 1st Mongoose
The Hobgoblin is revealed to be Flash Thompson! No!
Of course not.