Spectacular Spider-Man comic books issue 259
"Survivor of the Big Lie!" Goblins at the Gate Part 1 of 3. Plot by Roger Stern and Glenn Greenberg. Script by Glenn Greenberg. Pencils by Luke Ross. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by John Romita Sr. Norman Osborn hits the talk show circuit to promote his new book! And in it he denies he is or ever was the Green Goblin! But Peter Parker knows that's a big lie! And so does Roderick Kingsley (aka the Hobgoblin)! Sensing an opportunity, the Hobgoblin begins mouthing off in prison that he has one of the goblin's original journals! And that piques the interest of Norman Osborn and Betty Brant! The new author sends his purple & green lackey to the Great Neck prison to bust Roderick out! While Betty asks her favorite photographer to accompany her to the maximum security facility! When the pumpkin bombs start flying, the mayhem ensues! The Green Goblin, the Hobgoblin, and Spider-Man... are they fighting with each other or against each other or none of the above? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Jill Stacy, J. Jonah Jameson, Flash Thompson, and Ben Urich. (Notes: Roderick Kingsley was revealed as the original Hobgoblin in the three-issue limited series: Spider-Man Hobgoblin Lives (1997). The Green Goblin in this story is known as the "fifth" Green Goblin. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.