Each week we highlight a classic storyline told in full inside Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, the greatest collection of Marvel comics available online! This week, with Spidey getting wrapped up in Osborn nastiness with the start of "American Son" in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595, we check out the double feature of Amazing Spider-Man #17 "The Green Goblin Returns" and Amazing Spider-man #18 "The End of Spider-Man."
Never one to stay away for too long, the Green Goblin first returned to menace Spider-Man's life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17
, staging a surprise appearance at a Spider-Man Fan club meeting. While Spider-Man goes to great lengths to pass off Gobby's appearance as a stunt to conceal his presence from the audience, the Human Torch's sudden arrival brings the Goblin into the spotlight. Spider-Man's abrupt disappearance mid-battle sparks the intense events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
, prompting the media and the common people to question Spider-Man's true motives. Has the web-head turned into a coward? Could this be the end of Spider-Man as we know it?
Writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko bring the battles and moral dilemmas to life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 and #18.
To see if Spider-Man returns to his web-slinging self, check out this two-part installment, read AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17
and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
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