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The Amazing Spider-Man #275 [Direct Edition]
(April 1986)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 0.50 GBP; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel 25th Anniversary
Editing:
Adam Blaustein (Assistant Editor); Jim Owsley (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Return of the Hobgoblin! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Frenz; Steve Ditko
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein; Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A page of Amazing Fantasy #15 is showing through the blue hole behind Spider-Man and Hobgoblin.

The Choice and The Challenge! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco; Stan Lee
Pencils:
Ron Frenz; Steve Ditko
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein; Steve Ditko
Colors:
Nel Yomtov; Andy Yanchus
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker (flashback); Nathan Lubensky; Mary Jane Watson; Arthur Chekov; Flash Thompson; Sha Shan; Crusher Hogan (flashback); Liz Allan (flashback); Betty Leeds; Robbie Robertson; Ned Leeds; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Rose; Kingpin; Arranger; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Gwen Stacy; Jean DeWolff; Sin-Eater
Synopsis:
The Hobgoblin prepares to make his triumphant return with a vengeance as he has a new chest plate with a deadly random pattern blaster sure to bring down Spider-Man; Peter and Aunt May bring Nathan home from the hospital; Peter tells MJ that he is through being Spider-Man but does take time out to tell her his origin story; Flash becomes more and more erratic as he smacks his girlfriend around and busts Ned Leeds in the chops when the latter confronts him about the affair Flash is having with his wife; Hobgoblin flies around the city trying to draw out Spidey and ends up taking Sha Shan as a hostage; MJ convinces Peter that he can't quit with the Hobgoblin on the loose so Spidey faces his old foe; Spidey is able to rescue Sha Shan but is brought down by Hobby's new chest plate with a deadly random pattern blaster (see, he knew it would work).
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spider's Web / letters page / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from The Reader, Christopher Kirshon, Kevin J. Frey, Jeff Mitchell, Jim Puga, Larry Baranski, Heath Vinyard, Jeff Ham, Ray Herbert and Cliff Crawford, Brian Edgar, Carl Zeitler, Michael Schafer, Jonathan Romeo, Matthew Paul, Michael Pointer, Jimmy Walker

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 498,367. Single issue nearest to filing date: 476,932.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Hobgoblin!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Choice and The Challenge!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Spider's Web
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership
    Spider-Man
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