Spider-Man's origin retold.
"The Choice and the Challenge!" Part 1 of 2. Double-sized issue. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. Affairs of the heart take center stage for Peter, Mary Jane, Betty, Ned, Flash, and Sha Shan as the long-time group of friends deal with a variety of relationship problems! But amid the soap opera-style drama, there is a super-villain on the prowl...the Hobgoblin! Armed with a new weapons system, the goblin circles the Port Authority Bus Terminal to draw out the web-slinger! Surprisingly the Hobgoblin's plan works! And then so does his new weapon! Is the goblin finally going to put Spidey down for the count? Cameo appearances by the Kingpin, Arranger, and Rose. Flashback cameos by the Green Goblin, Gwen Stacy, and the Sin-Eater. (Notes: Woven into the story are 11 (reprinted) pages of Spider-Man's origin from Amazing Fantasy 15. Script by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. On the cover the web-slinger and Hobgoblin break through a page from Amazing Fantasy 15. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 283.) Cover price $1.25.