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Issue Details

Issue #260
Published January 1985
Cover Price 0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Bob DeNatale (Assistant Editor); Danny Fingeroth (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)

Cover Details

Characters Spider-Man; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Harry Osborn
Genre superhero
Pencils Ron Frenz
Inks Joe Rubinstein
Letters Typeset
Reprinted in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #52

22 page Spider-Man story "The Challenge of Hobgoblin!"

Characters Spider-Man; GUESTS: Aunt May Parker; Arthur Chekov; Harry Osborn; Liz Osborn; Mary Jane Watson; Franklin Richards; Invisible Woman; Betty Leeds; Ann MacIntosh; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Rose; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Black Cat; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
Synopsis Back in his old red and blue duds, Spidey cuts through the New York underworld looking for Hobgoblin; Spidey's black alien costume tries to get young Franklin Richards to free it from containment but fails; The Hobgoblin attacks Harry looking for more of his dad's Goblin journals but Spidey intervenes; They take their fight to the women's bathroom where Hobby has to extinguish a pumpkin bomb webbed to his hand in the toilet; Hobgoblin tries to get away but Spidey snags his goblin glider; Hobby retaliates by slamming the web head into the side of a train; Liz and MJ are captured by the Rose's men and Harry is powerless to stop it.
Genre superhero
Script Tom DeFalco
Pencils Ron Frenz
Inks Joe Rubinstein; Brett Breeding
Colors Bob Sharen
Letters Joe Rosen
Reprinted in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #274; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #52