Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel) #172 VF/NM
"The Fiend from the Fire!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of the Rocket Racer. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. The action begins with a bang as the web-slinger chases a new skateboarding super-villain! The Rocket Racer! This red and yellow robber is moving and grooving through the streets on his souped-up skateboard! But the Spectacular Spider-Man is waiting right around the corner to teach him a lesson in driver etiquette! Meanwhile the police arrest Liz Allan for stealing drugs and chemicals from a local hospital! Why would Liz do that? Maybe she did it for a man! Or perhaps more specifically the Molten Man! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, and Dr. Marla Madison. (Notes: The Rocket Racer appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 182. The Molten Man previously battled the web-slinger in Amazing Spider-Man 133. A limited distribution 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.30.