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Harold Osborn (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 47 0001
Harry Osborn
Why won't you admit that I'm the secret love of your life?
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Gwendolyne Stacy (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 47 0001
Gwen Stacy
because it wouldn't be a secret any longer if I did, Harry!
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Peter Parker (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 47 0001
Peter Parker
Touché, Miss Stacy! Say, has anyone ever told you that you get prettier every day?
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Gwendolyne Stacy (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 47 0001
Gwen Stacy
Only my mirror, Mr. Parker! Whoops... Sorry! I've been listening to Mary Jane too long!
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Synopsis for "In the Hands of the Hunter!"Edit

Having been stiffed out of payment for his last battle with Spider-Man by the Green Goblin because of the apparent demise of the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter decides to go after the "middle-man" that sought out Kraven when he was hired for the job: Norman Osborn (Kraven is unaware that the Goblin and Osborn are the same man and that Norman has no memory of his alter ego.)

Meanwhile, everyone is planning a going away party for Flash Thompson before he is leaving for the armed forces to fight in Vietnam. As Peter Parker and friends prepare for the party, Kraven tries to find Osborn, attacking his office and his home to try and find him. When this fails, Kraven decides to attack the party and kidnap Osborn's son Harry to try and ransom him off.

However, when Kraven appears, Peter sneaks away and changes into Spider-Man and battles Kraven. During the fight Norman Osborn arrives and is roped up by Kraven who demands payment. However, due to his selective amnesia pertaining to anything he did in his Green Goblin identity, Osborn has no clue what Kraven is talking about. When Kraven drops Osborn off a partially built skyscraper, Spider-Man goes to his rescue. Kraven manages to escape, and Peter has to switch back to his civilian identity before his absence is noticed so he can't go after Kraven.

After everyone's settled down, Peter wishes Flash Thompson farewell, the two deciding to bury the hatchet and be friends.

Continuity Notes-

  • The events of this issue are revisited in Deadpool #11 when Deadpool is inadvertently sent back in time along with his sidekick Blind Al. This created the divergent reality of Earth-9712.
  • The flashback takes place in two different periods of time: First, the Green Goblin witnesses Spider-Man battling Kraven was the battle in Amazing Spider-Man #15. He was then hired by Norman Osborn to eliminate Spider-Man prior to his defeat in Amazing Spider-Man #34.
  • Kraven is unaware that the Green Goblin and Norman Osborn were the same people, as revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #39. He is among those who believed that the Goblin died in a fire circa Amazing Spider-Man #40, a ruse perpetuated by the fact that Osborn no longer has any memory of being the Green Goblin.
  • Spider-Man remembers he hasn't sold his photos of his battle with the Shocker, which occurred last issue.
  • Peter recounts how he was too busy battling the Molten Man and the Scorpion to notice that Gwen was taking an interest in him. This is not a very accurate recollection: Peter first met Gwen in Amazing Spider-Man #31 and ignored her because he was worried about the health of his Aunt May. While Spider-Man battled the Molten Man in Amazing Spider-Man #35, he had not battled the Scorpion during the period he first met Gwen to this story.
  • Betty's fear for Ned's safety (and Peter's when they were dating) is due to the fact that the dangerous lifestyle of her brother, Bennett, led to his apparent death in Amazing Spider-Man #11.


Chronology Notes

Events occur behind the scenes in this story or in a flashback that affect the chronology of the following characters:

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Publication Notes

  • Credits:
    • A swingin', super-special Spidey saga, by:
    • Stan Lee and John Romita
    • Abetted ad Lettered by: Sam Rosen


  • No trivia.


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