Issue Tagline: Not a Trick! Not an Imaginary Tale -- But the Most Startlingly Unexpected TURNING POINT in This Web-Slinger's Entire Life! How Can Spider-Man Go On, After Being Faced With This Almost Unbelievable Death!
Norman Osborn's fury and memories of being the Green Goblin return when he blames Peter Parker for his son Harry's recent relapse into drug use. Returning to his Green Goblin persona, he kidnaps Gwen Stacy to get back at Peter Parker, whom he knows to be Spiderman.