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I still have memories of how I got this comic. I was around five or six years old. My parents were vacationing at Wisconsin Dells. On the way back home given there was no such things yet called Game Boys or Walkman they bought me this comic to get my attention. Boy did it...

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Eight Pages of a Thirty Eight Page Story.


Peter was in the middle of a breakdown having just suffered through the whole Sin-Eater affair. Thankfully he has MJ who now knew his secret and confessed these feelings to him.



But the real thing that made this issue stand out for me was that during this little talk with MJ we got a reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15 to boot! So after the flashback of course someone has to make Pete face his fears again. Who else but the Hobgoblin?!

With a new toy rapid finger blaster, Hobby is eager to test it and subdue his foe for good. So he does what any goblin does best. He picks a random female who just so happens to be Sha Shan.. Flash Thompson's now ex girlfriend (they broke up in this very issue due to her finding out Flash was having an affair with Betty Brant). She was on her way out of New York when Hobby showed up to kidnap her:



I have to confess Hobby's utterly villainous attitude and arrogance throughout this issue won me over as a character I just loved to hate. Cue fight between Spidey and Hobby:






Now free with no hostage, Hobby unleashes his new gadget on Spidey:




I have to confess my little mind was all O_o at the stellar action and characters sprinkled throughout this issue. Still holds up well this very day.





Date: 2012-03-14 10:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Awesome. I hope to finally see Hobgoblin in a Spider-Man movie and Ultimate Spider-Man...would've gotten to see him in Spectacular but nooo...

Date: 2012-03-15 04:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Wait, Mark Hamill was Hobgoblin? Wow I'm ashamed to say that I had no idea.

Date: 2012-03-14 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tpsreports
Boy Spidey of this era sure had a habit of forgetting about bystanders. Remember:

Date: 2012-03-14 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tpsreports
Arrghh that should be the cover of Spectacular 108.

Date: 2012-03-14 11:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
This isn't my *very* first comic, but it is one of my earliest when I first "got into" comic books.

Date: 2012-03-15 11:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Dang, but that's some good comics, there. Classic Spidey action, character interaction...the whole works.

Date: 2012-03-15 01:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] werehawk
Nice one. This is why Spider-man was amazing in the 80s and makes little sense without his spider-sense. I still remember when he bested the entire X-men in Secret Wars at the height of their popularity (bested at least in that they were unable to stop him from getting away).

I wish I had time to make a post. I had a bunch of old comics that were given to me when I was like 2, including memorably, Conan 10 (against the Bull-god). But the first comic I bought for myself was Power Pack 16 - what a cover!

http://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/b/be/Power_Pack_Vol_1_16.jpg

Date: 2012-03-15 07:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
Hobgoblin was one of my favourite villains from childhood. Following his epic storyline for years was so intense and suspenseful. This is a great comic book to be someone's first.

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