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Issue Details

Issue #259
Published December 1984
Cover Price 0.60 USD
Pages 36
Editing Danny Fingeroth; Bob DeNatale (Assistant)

Cover Details - "The Original is Back!"

Characters Spider-Man; Mary Jane Watson; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]
Genre superhero
Pencils Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Letters Typeset
Notes Cover art is an homage to the cover of Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #39
Reprinted in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #273

22 page Spider-Man story "All My Pasts Remembered!"

Characters Spider-Man; GUESTS: Mary Jane Watson (origin); Philip Watson; Madeline Watson; Gayle Watson; Frank Brown; Timothy Byrnes; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Rose; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Aunt May Parker; Anna Watson; Harry Osborn; Liz Osborn
Synopsis As Peter struggles with the fact that MJ knows he is Spider-Man, she opens up for the first time and tells him her family's history full of heartbreak, abuse and abandonment; Mr. Fantastic tries to communicate telepathically with Spidey's alien costume but has no success; Hobgoblin demands a cut of crime operations all over the city to sweeten his new business deal with the Rose; He then sets his sights on Harry Osborn; Learning that the Hobgoblin is still alive, Peter dons his classic red and blue costume as Spidey prepares to face his old foe.
Genre superhero
Script Tom DeFalco
Pencils Ron Frenz
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #273; in Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Marvel, 2007 series) #[nn]; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #51