Amazing Spider-Man #136
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #136
...MJ and Peter return to his apartment. But an explosion at the apartment puts Mary in the hospital.
Peter stakes out an old Osborn warehouse and finds Harry in the Green Goblin suit.
They fight for a while...
But it ends inconclusively, with Harry departing without fully defeating Spider-Man.
In a "postscript", Peter asks for a leave of absence at the Bugle and he is denied, and so he therefore quits. Peter gets really angry, even towards Betty Brant, which leads me to believe he is deliberately distancing himself from everyone to keep them out of danger since Harry knows his secret ID.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Peter temporarily quits the Daily Bugle this issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Tales #113
Inbound References (7): show
My second ASM comic. Absolutely was fully in love!
Posted by: Jack | May 25, 2013 10:34 PM
Agreed. That first appearance of Harry as the Goblin was one of the few times the editorially mandated double page splashes of the period was deserved. Surprised fnord didn't include it.
Posted by: Andrew | December 22, 2016 12:41 PM
The whole bit with Norman's lair being coated in fake dust and seemingly unused doesn't fit with Harry being a raving loon, especially since nothing is missing from the lab. How is that possible, if it's where Harry's been getting his Goblin gadgets?
Interestingly, the much later retcon that Mysterio helped Norman fake his death helps clean that up; since Spidey notes that the fake dust is like the sort of thing special effects artists use. So maybe Mysterio and Norman were trying to protect Harry by cleaning up after him.
There's another odd bit where Spidey spends hours in a web-hammock -- the captions tell us it's hours -- without it dissolving under him.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | February 13, 2017 6:11 PM
A later letters column explained that he just kept making new hammocks as each one dissolved.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 14, 2017 10:51 AM
That web hammock fact is pretty funny. ZZZZZ Bonk! Ouch! Webbing. ZZZZZZ Bonk! etc. I don't think I could fall asleep in anything that was going to disappear while I was sleeping.
Posted by: Benway | November 13, 2017 11:50 PM
Oops. I guess he wasn't sleeping. If only late night comments disappeared after an hour!
Posted by: Benway | November 13, 2017 11:52 PM
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