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"Revenge of the Green Goblin"
"Madness Takes Its Toll!" Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin 1 (October 2000)
"Lives in the Balance!" Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin 2 (November 2000)
"Surrender to the Dark!" Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin 3 (December 2000)
"Darkness Calling" Amazing Spider-Man 25 (January 2001)
"Surrender to the Dark!" Peter Parker: Spider-Man 25 (January 2001)

Reader Rating: Above Average; Thunderbolts Interest: Medium

Summary: Norman returns to the Osborn estate to launch a subtle, insidious attack on Spider-Man. Through psychological and chemical manipulation, Osborn forces Peter to carry out attacks as the Green Goblin. Osborn's eerie goal: To make Peter heir to the Goblin legacy!

Continuity: Several satisfying flashbacks. Osborn, as a child, is forced by his father to spend a night alone in the abandoned family estate; during the long, dark night, Osborn fantasizes he is surrounded by goblins. A grown Osborn marries, and then loses, his wife, Emily.

Comments: A creepy and effective peek into the psyches of both Osborn and Spider-Man.

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