Comic books in 'Spider-Man The Final Chapter'
"And Who Shall Claim a Kingly Crown?" The Final Chapter Part 1 of 4. Final issue of the series. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Rafael Kayanan. Inks by Bud LaRosa. Cover by John Byrne. At last it's time for the Gathering! And the five anxious participants are: Norman Osborn, Morris Maxwell, Mattie Franklin, Madame Web, and Override! Each will receive one of the five gifts! Three of the five gifts everyone wants: Immortality, Knowledge, and Power! But two of the gifts nobody wants: Madness and Death! Upon whom will fortune shine? And to whom will the fates be cruel? Meanwhile across town Alison Mongrain desperately tries to reach Peter Parker to tell him a shocking secret! But if Joe Robertson can't stop the Molten Man, Alison will never get her chance! Could someone long thought dead... actually be alive? Story continues in Spider-Man (1990) 97. Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. (Notes: This issue completes thefirst volume of the Amazing Spider-Man title that ran for 35 years. The second volume of the Amazing Spider-Man series begins with issue #1 in January 1999. This issue features a gatefold cover. The Final Chapter storyline was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man The Gathering of Five. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 219,917; average paid circulation 119,547.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.
"Let the Heavens Tremble at the Power of the Goblin!" The Final Chapter Part 2 of 4. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by John Byrne. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man 441. After learning that his daughter might be alive, the wondrous wall-crawler rushes to Norman Osborn's upstate hunting lodge! But to get inside the fortified estate, the web-slinger must do battle once again with his long-time foe... the Green Goblin! However the goblin is now super-charged after receiving the gift of Power at the Gathering! But Spider-Man doesn't care! He will not be stopped! What shocking secret awaits Aunt May's nephew inside the goblin's lair? Story continues in Spectacular Spider-Man 263. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Jill Stacy, and May Parker. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover recapping the events of last issue. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 202,975; average paid circulation 108,050.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.
"The Triumph of the Goblin!" The Final Chapter Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring Mr. Fantastic. Final issue of the series. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Luke Ross. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by John Byrne. Story continues from Spider-Man (1990) 97. In unbelievable fashion Aunt May is alive! Or at least it appears she is! After the web-slinger escapes from Norman Osborn's hunting lodge, he rushes his beloved aunt to the headquarters of the Fantastic Four! The amazing one hopes Reed Richards can confirm that May Parker is indeed May Parker... and not another clone! While Mr. Fantastic runs the necessary tests, the wall-crawler charges into Osborn Industries and attacks the goblin! But thanks to the Gathering, Norman Osborn is teeming with god-like power! Oh no, will the end of the Spectacular Spider-Man series coincide with the end of Spider-Man? Story concludes in Spider-Man (1990) 98. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Anna Watson, Jill Stacy, J. Jonah Jameson, Ben Urich, Flash Thompson, Betty Brant, the Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and the Thing. (Notes: This issue completes the first volume of the Spectacular Spider-Man title that ran for 22 years. The second volume of the Spectacular Spider-Man series begins with issue #1 in September 2003. As part of Marvel's relaunching of the Spider-Man titles in late 1998, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st series) title was cancelled and essentially replaced by the Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man (1999) series. This issue features a gatefold cover. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 190,475; average paid circulation 99,059.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.
BOOK B (blue background is top cover) - Final Issue. The Final Chapter: Part 4 of 4. "I Killed Spider-Man!" Guest-starring Mister Fantastic. Story by Howard Mackie. Art by John Romita, Jr. and Scott Hanna. Cover by John Byrne. In the aftermath of their epic battle Norman Osborne is defeated and stark raving mad, but will the Green Goblin have the last laugh yet? A building is about to collapse and only Spider-Man has the power to save the people inside. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, if Spidey doesn't get to Reed Richards in time not only will he lose his Aunt May, but countless more may die. Don't miss the most unbelievable act of heroism, and learn why Peter Parker is called the "Amazing Spider-Man!" Cover price $1.99.
Book A (yellow background top cover) - Final issue of the series. "The Final Chapter!" The Final Chapter Part 4 of 4. Guest-starring Mr. Fantastic. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by John Romita Jr. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by John Byrne. Story continues from Spectacular Spider-Man 263. In a stunning development, the gift that Norman Osborn received from the Gathering was not Power... it was Madness! And thus the wondrous wall-crawler emerges triumphant from their epic battle! But before Spider-Man can rejoice, he must prevent the Daily Bugle building from collapsing! And if that wasn't enough, the spectacular one must still get across town to the hospital where Reed Richards is operating on Aunt May... to prevent the deaths of countless other people! Don't miss these unbelievable acts of heroism and learn again why Peter Parker is called the "Amazing Spider-Man!" Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Glory Grant, Ben Urich, and the Brotherhood of Scriers. (Notes: The web-slinger's adventures (and continuity) continue in two new series: Peter Parker Spider-Man (1999) and Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd series). The first issues of both new titles were published in January 1999. The Final Chapter storyline was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Spider-Man The Gathering of Five.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.