Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives comic books issue 1
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- Paper: White
- Slab: Standard, no notable issues
- Label #3723523025
"Victims" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by George Perez. Wraparound cover by Ron Frenz and George Perez. The saga that roared through the Amazing Spider-Man title in the 1980's is reopened after Jason Macendale (aka the second Hobgoblin) tells the media that Ned Leeds was the first Hobgoblin many years ago! Only a handful of people including Peter, Mary Jane, and Betty know the truth! But what if they don't know the whole truth? Could Ned have been framed or brainwashed by someone else before he died? To the shock of the web-slinger's long-time fans...the original Hobgoblin resurfaces after having gone to ground years ago! And in no time at all the goblin gets back to doing what he does best: murder, extortion, and mayhem! Wow, history really can repeat itself! Death of Jason Macendale (aka Jack O'Lantern). Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Dr. Marla Madison, Dr. Jonas Harrow, Roderick Kingsley, Daniel Kingsley, Donald Menken, and George Vandergill. Flashback cameo by Ned Leeds. (Notes: The Hobgoblin first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 238. Ned Leeds was revealed to be the Hobgoblin in Amazing Spider-Man 289. The inside front cover lists the credits for this issue. The inside back cover provides the sources for all the flashbacks and references in the story. There are not any advertisements inside. This three-part story was reprinted in both 1998 and 2011 in trade paperbacks titled: Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives.) 32 pages. Cover price $2.50.
Expanded Edition - 1st printing. Collects Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) #1-3 and Spectacular Spider-Man (1976-1998 1st Series) #259-261. Written by ROGER STERN and GLENN GREENBERG. Art by RON FRENZ, LUKE ROSS, AL MILGROM, GEORGE PEREZ, JEROME MOORE, SCOTT HANNA & BOB McLEOD. Cover by JOHN ROMITA. For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but also fans! Now, all is revealed - and the answers will shock you! As the Hobgoblin stands exposed at last, the threats of Norman Osborn and an all-new Green Goblin wait in the wings! Featuring all your favorite Spidey characters, from Mary Jane to Betty Brant to Robbie Robertson! Softcover, 184 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
1st Edition - 1st printing. Collects Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) #1-3.
Written by Roger Stern. Art by Ron Frenz, George Perez, Scott Hanna, Bob McLeod, and Jerome K. Moore. Cover by Ron Frenz and Jerome K. Moore.
For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but also fans! Now, all is revealed!
Includes an Afterword and Hobgoblin Timeline by Roger Stern.
Softcover, 112 pages, full color.
Cover price $14.99.