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Issue Details

Issue #249
Published February 1984
Cover Price 0.60 USD
Pages 36
Editing Danny Fingeroth; Bob DeNatale (Assistant)

Cover Details

Characters Spider-Man; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Kingpin
Genre superhero
Pencils John Byrne
Inks John Byrne
Letters Typeset
Notes Cover art credits corrected by Stephane Petit and confirmed by, December 2008. Original indexer credited John Romita, Jr. and Dan Green.
Reprinted in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #37

22 page Spider-Man story "Secrets!"

Characters Spider-Man; GUESTS: Harry Osborn; Liz Osborn; Mary Jane Watson; J. Jonah Jameson; Marla Madison; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Hobgoblin Robot; Kingpin; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Mendel Stromm; Gwen Stacy; Scorpion
Synopsis Peter attends a party at Harry's place where he makes a little time with MJ; During the festivities, Harry gets a special postal delivery and runs off after opening it; Peter tracks him down and discovers that Harry is being blackmailed by the Hobgoblin who threatens to reveal to the world that Harry's dad was the Green Goblin; Peter goes with Harry to the blackmail meeting at his club where he discovers that the Kingpin is also a club member; Peter also learns that there is a whole room of prominent businessmen who are being squeezed by Hobgoblin, including his boss J. Jonah Jameson (Hobby is threatening to reveal his part in the creation of the Scorpion); Hobgoblin arrives to make his demands and is confronted by Spider-Man; Spidey is hit by a new and improved goblin gas that knocks him down and robs him of his spider sense; The Kingpin steps in to lend a hand and even tosses Spidey's spider tracer on the Hobgoblin's glider as the villain makes his escape.
Genre superhero
Script Roger Stern
Pencils John Romita Jr.
Inks Dan Green
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #259; in Amazing Spider-Man: The Origin of the Hobgoblin, The (Marvel, 1993 series) #[nn]; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #37