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With Norman making his first appearance in ASM in a loooong time, it got me to thinking about my favorite Spidey/Goblin stories. My favs are: 1-ASM #39-40, 2-Spectacular Spiderman #2 (reprinted in ASM Annual #9), 3-Spiderman #75, 4-AMS #25/PPSM #25, 5-ASM #121-122. I also really like a "Death In The Family" in PPSM #44-47, but the art just kills that story for me. And I know it didn't involve Spiderman, but the Goblin's appearance in Thunderbolts #121 was one of the best Goblin stories I've ever read. Norman at his baddest.


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My all-time favorite Green Goblin story was the Bart Hamilton storyline. I was captivated from the very beginning until the big reveal and ending!

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Pengi




Amazing Spider-Man #17, although that wasn't entirely for the Goblin. It was neat to seem him use all those gimmicks like the frogs and bats and ghosts, it's a shame they were dropped.


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CloneSaga/Spidergirl Fan




I'm going to include some arcs from Spidergirl in this list. These issues/arcs are in no particular order; I type them as they come to mind.

1. First time Peter and Norman reveal each other's identities. It's the one where he gets amnesia at the end.

2. Death of Gwen Stacy. No explanation needed, is there?

3. Spectacular #200. Extremely intense on numerous levels. True classic. A rare comic that really feels like it's MORE than a comic.

4. The Child Within from Spectacular. This one is also disturbing on numerous levels.

5. Friends and Enemies from Web. I like this one since it shows Harry and Peter as friends instead of enemies. I just got the irony to that line after I read it.

6. I'm counting Blood Brothers here.

7. Osborn Journal/Revelations. Great story to read on Halloween.

8. Spider-Girl #44-#50

9. Amazing Spider-Girl #20-current. This one is reaching back to Revelations so far.



> With Norman making his first appearance in ASM in a loooong time, it got me to thinking about my favorite Spidey/Goblin stories. My favs are: 1-ASM #39-40, 2-Spectacular Spiderman #2 (reprinted in ASM Annual #9), 3-Spiderman #75, 4-AMS #25/PPSM #25, 5-ASM #121-122. I also really like a "Death In The Family" in PPSM #44-47, but the art just kills that story for me. And I know it didn't involve Spiderman, but the Goblin's appearance in Thunderbolts #121 was one of the best Goblin stories I've ever read. Norman at his baddest.



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> With Norman making his first appearance in ASM in a loooong time, it got me to thinking about my favorite Spidey/Goblin stories. My favs are: 1-ASM #39-40, 2-Spectacular Spiderman #2 (reprinted in ASM Annual #9), 3-Spiderman #75, 4-AMS #25/PPSM #25, 5-ASM #121-122. I also really like a "Death In The Family" in PPSM #44-47, but the art just kills that story for me. And I know it didn't involve Spiderman, but the Goblin's appearance in Thunderbolts #121 was one of the best Goblin stories I've ever read. Norman at his baddest.

"A Death in the Family" tops my list for sure. One of the greatest Spider-Man stories ever, and I for one love the art.

Also, if you're counting Harry Osborn in this question, Spectacular Spider-Man #200.

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You know it's funny, most people will probably pick ASM121/122, but I really like the early Goblin stories - ASM#14 and 17. They were kind of quirky stories where they were just kinda feeling each other out at that point. I also really liked ASM136/137 i.e. the first Harry Osborne Green Goblin story. Really though, most of these Goblin stories over the years were great...Bart Hamilton was cool too...I'm surprised they never brought him back (no body was ever recovered during the explosion ;\-\) ).

> With Norman making his first appearance in ASM in a loooong time, it got me to thinking about my favorite Spidey/Goblin stories. My favs are: 1-ASM #39-40, 2-Spectacular Spiderman #2 (reprinted in ASM Annual #9), 3-Spiderman #75, 4-AMS #25/PPSM #25, 5-ASM #121-122. I also really like a "Death In The Family" in PPSM #44-47, but the art just kills that story for me. And I know it didn't involve Spiderman, but the Goblin's appearance in Thunderbolts #121 was one of the best Goblin stories I've ever read. Norman at his baddest.


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Wraith





> 1. First time Peter and Norman reveal each other's identities. It's the one where he gets amnesia at the end.

ASM 38-39, I think. I definitely agree. I have these two issues as part of an odd collection from the early 90s titled "The Very Best of Marvel Comics." Unlike a good deal of the material therein, it really deserves the title.

> 2. Death of Gwen Stacy. No explanation needed, is there?

Nope, also a classic.

> 7. Osborn Journal/Revelations. Great story to read on Halloween.
>

Yeah, I have to admit this was the first thing that came to mind, for me. In part, I'm sure I feel closer to the story because I was 18 years old at the time, whereas the above two stories were way too early for me. But something about "Revelations" works well.

I think the Halloween backdrop really complements the theme of the goblin as this diabolical revenant, risen from the grave and consumed by hate and anger. JR JR helped a lot, certainly. \:\)

*Wraith


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Brand New Hobgoblin




Definitely Peter Parker: Spider-Man # 75, as much for what it accomplished (Pete is the real Spidey, Norman back from the dead, etc) as for the story itself. You could really feel the hatred between the two characters. Good stuff.


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Pav




Norman's involvement post-Clone Saga - the whole darned thing - was really great, starting with Revelations/Osborn Journal and going all the way up until Byrne came on board. I couldn't really pick out a single story because he had a hand in so many pockets story-wise (owning the Bugle, "helping" Flash, etc) and also the writing staff at the time was fantastic - each writer did a good job characterizing Norman and his relationship with Peter, Jonah, and the rest of the cast. The Spider-Hunt storyline was superb - you really couldn't tell how far you could trust Norman regarding Little Normie's safety, and actually the issue before it with the cover of Spidey in the snowstorm (I think it was an issue of Peter Parker) continually sticks out in my mind. Specifically, Peter sees the Goblin on a roof in the snowstorm, pumpkinbomb in hand, rushes up there, and...Nothing. Nobody's there. Simply put, Norman was haunting at that period in time.

And since it's favorite Green Goblin stories and not Norman stories, the two-part team-up between Ben as the Scarlet Spider and Phil as the Green Goblin against Joystick and the Great Game is one of my favorite stories ever.

-Pav, who has said it before and will say it again: I really hoped that would be the Spider/Goblin relationship of the future...


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