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906: Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2

" The Goblin lives! "
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Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2
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Editor-in-Chief:
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: John Romita Sr.
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Colourists:
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1968
Release Date: September 1968
Story Arc: -
Pages: 58
Cover Price: $0.35
Times Read: 441                 Times Rated: 266
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1)
Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2
Marvel Super-Heroes #17 (v1)
Fantastic Four #81 (v1)
904: Amazing Spid...
#66 (v1)
905: Amazing Spid...
#67 (v1)
 
907: Marvel Super...
#17 (v1)
908: Fantastic Fo...
#81 (v1)
 
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Norman Osborne fully recovers his identity and creates a plot to defeat Peter Parker, which eventually leads to a battle between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Spider-Man
Spider-Man last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Avengers #59 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Mary Jane Watson
Mary Jane Watson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #65 (v1). Mary Jane Watson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #82 (v1).
     
  Harry Osborn
Harry Osborn last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). Harry Osborn next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #71 (v1).
     
  J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1). J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Avengers #59 (v1).
     
  Gwen Stacy
Gwen Stacy last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1). Gwen Stacy next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1).
     
  George Stacy
George Stacy last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1). George Stacy next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #69 (v1).
     
  Aunt May
Aunt May last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #67 (v1). Aunt May next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #68 (v1).
     
  Miles Warren
Miles Warren last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #63 (v1). Miles Warren next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #88 (v1).
     
Villains
  The Green Goblin
The Green Goblin last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #66 (v1). The Green Goblin next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #96 (v1).
     
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Issue Notes

Issue #1 of this title is reprinted later (although noticeably modified to fit Parkers' life at the time), to fit into the main Amazing Spider-Man run.
 
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-01-03 17:04:22  
  This was really good. Great art, great story. It lost a star from me for all the explain-y bits though. There were times when the script was something like "Now all of my past enemies are appearing before me!". I was thinking "Uh, yeah. I can see that in the picture".  
 
 

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-07-19 22:24:59  
  That was superbly done.  
 
 

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-08-26 11:20:33  
  Great issue 5 stars!  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-19 08:10:48  
  An epic battle! Glad to see Goblin back and glad to see he won't be back for a couple years worth of issues. A great character who shouldn't be overused.  
 
 

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-10-31 16:00:52  
  Very good, but wasn't too much a fan of the resolution. All seemed a bit convenient.  
 
 

  bharbeke Says:    
  2014-02-15 11:15:26  
  The status quo at the beginning and end of the issue are not too different, but this was an exciting and entertaining story nonetheless. It's amusing to see Peter with a girl on each arm in this magazine.  
 
 

  MediocreMan Says:    
  2014-04-03 06:04:08  
  Love, love, loved this issue. Wish I owned the actual copy. Can't wait for "The Mystery of the TV Terror"!  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-11 23:07:38  
  This is very similar to the Spider-Man movie with Toby McGuire. Really, really enjoyed it... 5 stars.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-04 13:01:33  
  I loved the party scene. Everything was handled perfectly. I didn't even mind the flashbacks.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-01-16 11:31:49  
  The Mystery of the TV Terror is the next issue, huh?

No wonder they never made another one.
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-06-02 21:18:23  
  5 stars for what a comic magazine should be!!!

Cover Me - A classic cover! What kid back in 68' wouldn't have picked this up while at the local drugstore!??

Pay Your Dues - I've said it before, the Executive Club should be a who's who of Marvel's NYC. Like a local version of the Illuminati!!

Issue Notes - Nice of adding that this takes place during the Mysterio storyline. As Peter sold his bike, and Osborn already remembered he's the Goblin in ASM #66.

Bug Eyed - Romita really does a great job on the Green Goblin's mask! Very creepy indeed!!!

Cool Dad - I guess Capt. Stacy doesn't mind his daughter wearing fishnet stockings, or Peter saying she looks like a centerfold...

Spidey-Kabobs - So, nobody's gonna talk about the...spiral skewer?

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out - I guess Osborn's a follower of Dr. Leary...

Vinyl - All of the images that Spidey saw while drugged. Reminds me of the Spider-Man Rockomic Album from the 70's! My brother owned it, and the nightmare part always scared me!!!

'Nuff Said - "The Green Goblin ISN'T dead! He NEVER died! I AM THE GREEN GOBLIN!"-Norman Osborne
 
 
 

  owenneil Says:    
  2015-07-30 17:57:53  
  Like a few others said, I liked it, but the ending was too convenient. Also, it's a little horrible using unknown hallucinogenic drugs on a mentally ill man, intentionally scaring him half to death.  
 
 

  UncannySteven Says:    
  2015-08-23 02:12:52  
  The writing was waaaay too wordy, artwork was mostly top notch though.  
 
 

  Shocker Says:    
  2015-11-08 07:13:39  
  A classic! 5 stars. My only complaint is that MJ still has her horrible hairdo.  
 
 

  dpaone Says:    
  2016-06-03 14:55:57  
  Great story! Did anyone happen to notice in the advertisement section at the end of the mag there was an advertisement for a 7" exciting cordless massager that women will find invaluable for skin tone!!!??? The advertisements in comics have changed over the years indeed. groovy.  
 
 

  GroovyGolem @ dpaone (original post):    
  2016-11-01 18:13:50  
  I guess when they said the magazine format allowed them to reach a more adult audience they weren't kidding!  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-11-01 18:27:17  
  Loved the artwork in this one, especially the double- and single- splash pages, but I did miss the black-and-white style and dramatic shading of the first issue!

This issue did a great job of ratcheting up the tension, building towards the showdown. And you know it's serious because the ol' "Peter Patter" doesn't show up until after Spidey hatches the plan to defeat the Goblin. Up until that point, Peter is as quiet as a mouse during the initial fight, scrambling up walls and along rooftops trying to figure out how to get the upper hand.

I liked that the Goblin has hideouts all over the city with his costume and man-purse. I did find it funny that he complimented himself on his numerous hideouts allowing him to transform quickly, and then he takes the time out to give his glider a tune-up!

And speaking of the glider, as Locust75 points out, that spiral skewer was really something, especially on the Pg40 splash page. Gobby looks like Ron Weasley winning the quidditch match in Half-Blood Prince!
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-02 18:10:34  
  I think Spider-Man really benefits from the extended story format without a CCA stamp here. The story was intense, suspenseful, and had an anything-goes feel to it. It sucks there were only two issues.

The battle with the Green Goblin was the very definition of epic. At this point, it's really difficult to write a Green Goblin story because of what he knows, and the stakes being so high with each encounter, how do you beat the guy? The psychedelic pumpkins were something else; they'd be a hit at any Grateful Dead concert!

There were quite a few splash pages and 2-panel pages here. It really gave the artwork room to breathe, although I kind of got the feeling their purpose was to fill out pages. Nevertheless, Spidey feeling the effects of the Goblin's pumpkins was well depicted by the artwork. Personally, I would've had Spidey use the pumpkin to make the Goblin think he was somebody else while he was at it.

5 stars. Not sure how well the story about a TV terror would've worked. I can see it now: "Tonight's episode of Walking Dead has been pre-empted for...." Noooooooooooooo!!
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-09-27 20:48:14  
  I only gave this one four stars because I think the lead up to the battle was way too protracted as if they were filling pages instead of telling the story. Still, a great Spider-Man story.  
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-09-29 21:44:52  
  I preferred ​black and white.  
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-09-29 21:45:34  
  The cover rocked, though.  
 
 

  samholmes1313 Says:    
  2017-10-12 14:03:39  
  Loved it! One of the best issues so far.
And no one called Peter "dad" even once.
 
 
 

  mormegil4 Says:    
  2017-11-29 07:15:58  
  This one was a solid 5 stars. One of the best yet. The only complaint i had was the ending seemed a little cheap. But the rest of the issue made up for that.  
 
 

 
 
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