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The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) - #289
"The Hobgoblin Revealed"

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Peter Allen David - 'PAD'

Alan Kupperberg
Tom Morgan

Jim Fern - 'James Bosch'

George Roussos - 'George Bell / T.S. Chu / Sam Kato'

Richard 'Rick' Parker

Jim Salicrup

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Tom Morgan
Thomas 'Tom' Palmer Sr.

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Cover Date: June 1987
Cover Price: US $ 1.25

Issue Tagline: Special Double-Sized Issue! Not A Trick! This Is The Issue You've Been Waiting For!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 40 pages

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The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #289 Newstand

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Following the funeral of Ned Leeds, Spider-man is contacted by the Kingpin who has information regarding the Hobgoblin's true identity. When Spider-man learns this information, he denies that his friend Ned Leeds was the Hobgoblin, but accepts the information so that his death is no longer on Peter's conscience. Learning that Jack O' Lantern has taken up the Hobgoblin mantle, Spidey hunts him down and meets him in battle. Will the new Hobgoblin succeed where his predecessor failed, or will he continue to look out for no one other than himself?

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man (2004) CD Collection
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Complete Collection (2006) DVD-ROM
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009) #5
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009) #6
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980) 1990-07

The reveal of Ned Leeds as the Hobgoblin has since been "retconned" out as a hoax by Roderick Kingsley to go into hiding. For further information, please see the Spider-man: Hobgoblin Lives mini-series.

Wolverine appears in flashback.

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