SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1 (December 1981)
Adapted by Dennis Marks & Dan Spiegle
Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), May Parker, Ms. Lion, Firestar (Angelica Jones), Norma Osborn (Green Goblin’s niece), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Norman Osborn becomes the Green Goblin.
Cured, Norman Osborn has been released from the mental hospital but his plane crashes (and he bonks his head) and he resumes his Green Goblin identity. Meanwhile, Peter and his friends go to a super hero costume party at the college. When Spider-Man’s spider-sense goes off he leaves to investigate and finds the Green Goblin looking for his Goblin Formula; he wants to turn everyone into goblins. Eventually, Spider-Man and his amazing friends (Firestar and Iceman) stop him, and Norman’s sent back to the crazy house.
Dang, Iceman sure is a horn dog. He’s trying to get with every lady there is!
This comic is an adaptation of the first episode of the cartoon of the same name. For some reason, Mona’s name (blonde in the cartoon) has been changed to Norma (brunette in the comic). Oops.
These characters will later go on to be brutally murdered in ASM3 7/2. But which versions? The cartoon has long been EARTH-8107, but ASM3 7 says EARTH-1983. Given the differences in Mona/Norma, I’d say the safest bet is that the cartoon and the comic are two different (yet largely similar) universes; the cartoon is still EARTH-8107 and the comics version is EARTH-1983.
FIRESTAR/ANGELICA JONES | EARTH-1983
GREEN GOBLIN/NORMAN OSBORN | EARTH-1983
ICEMAN/BOBBY DRAKE | EARTH-1983
MS. LION | EARTH-1983
OSBORN, NORMA | EARTH-1983
PARKER, MAY | EARTH-1983
SPIDER-MAN/PETER PARKER | EARTH-1983
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