Synopsis for “…And Now, The Goblin!”
Returning home from England, Peter Parker goes to the Daily Bugle and sells his pictures to Joe Robertson, who’s responses to Peter’s pictures of Spider-Man in action make Peter wonder if maybe Joe knows of Peter’s secret identity.
Returning to his classes, Harry asks Peter to join him out to see Mary Jane’s performance on an off-Broadway show. Peter reluctantly agrees when Harry offers to pay Peter’s way in. While web-slinging as Spider-Man, Peter thinks about Harry’s father Norman and their past as foes, when Norman was the Green Goblin. He decides to take Norman up on his offer for a job, deciding it’s about time he got a real job. He meets with Norman who takes Peter’s request into consideration and tells Peter that he will be attending the show as well.
Web-slinging across town, Spider-Man stops on his way to MJ’s show when he spots someone strung out on drugs and saves him from falling off a building. He turns him over to paramedics where the druggie is resuscitated. Spidey quickly leaves and changes into Peter Parker to join the others. When Randy Robertson finally joins them, he gets into a brief argument with Norman Osborn about the reality of drug abuse in the city.
Peter ends up getting the ire of Harry when Mary Jane ends up paying more attention to Peter. During the show, Peter’s spider-sense warns him of danger, slowly becoming aware that Norman Osborn is acting very strange. When Harry abruptly leaves with Mary Jane in a jealous fit, Peter decides to follow after Norman Osborn as Spider-Man. Following Osborn into one of the Green Goblin’s old safe houses, Peter is shocked to find that Norman’s Green Goblin memories have returned and that he’s waiting for Spider-Man in full costume.
This story is continued next issue…