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Norman Osborn (Earth-616) from Marvel Legends (Trading Cards) 0002
Green Goblin
After today, you'll never again interfere in any of my plans!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1.6 Textless
Why? Did you decide to go straight?
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Appearing in "The Goblin and the Gangsters"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Goblin and the Gangsters"Edit

The Green Goblin shows up to a mobster hangout and demands the thugs to bow to his superior skill as he wants to take over Lucky Lobo's mob. The gangsters and the Goblin don't see eye to eye and the Goblin flees and gets a write up in the paper about him attacking mobsters. Pete heads over to The Daily Bugle's office, he sees J. Jonah Jameson meeting with Frederick Foswell (aka "The Big Man") and Jameson has hired him as a new reporter. Meanwhile, The Green Goblin is up to no good and gets a list of unreported tax income about Lucky Lobo's companies from a henchman. The Green Goblin gives the information to Foswell and he reports on it at The Daily Bugle. While swinging around, Spider-Man notices speeding police cars and a raid and watches as the Goblin throws a pumpkin bomb at one of the mobster's getaway cars. The Goblin leads Spider-Man into Lucky Lobo's hangout and leaves the two there to destroy each other. Spider-Man temporarily ducks away to call Aunt May and as the mobster follow him in, he traps them as well as Lucky Lobo himself. Lucky explains the Goblin wants to shove Lucky Lobo aside so he can gain control of the mob and be "boss of the underworld". As the Green Goblin and Spider-Man fight, Spider-Man runs out of web fluid and the Goblin runs out of tricks in his bag as he flies away. Yet, the Goblin doesn't have luck on his side as he finds out that the police have caught the entire Lucky Lobo gang.

Appearing in "Marvel Masterwork: Spider-Man"Edit

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Synopsis for "Marvel Masterwork: Spider-Man"Edit

A one page pin-up page featuring vignettes of all "those who have been caught in his wonderful web" (both villains and his supporting staff).

  • Norman Osborn, for the first time can be seen out of his Green Goblin costume in this issue. It is an unnamed, non-speaking appearance as another member of J. Jonah Jameson's Midtown Business Executives Club. He will next make a brief appearance as Osborn in Amazing Spider-Man #25. His next appearance as Green Goblin will be Amazing Spider-Man #26. It will not be until Amazing Spider-Man #39 that Norman Osborn and Green Goblin are revealed to be one and the same.
  • This issue features a letters page, The Spider's Web. Letters are published from Tip Daniels, Lenert Olson, Rhoda Katerinsky, Woody Walker, Sandre Griffith, Pete von Sholly, Bill Miller, Sandy Loomis, John Waler, Jim Shooter, and Doug Banker.
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    • Written in the spell-binding style of Stan Lee
    • Illustrated in the magnificent manner of Steve Ditko
    • Lettered in the frenzied fashion of Artie Simek
  • References: Amazing Spider-Man #22 and Amazing Spider-Man #10

  • No trivia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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