Norman Osborn's (temporary) death in Amazing Spider-Man #122

a.k.a. Green Goblin, a.k.a. Iron Patriot


Norman Osborn was the first individual to assume the name and costume of the Green Goblin. He battled Spider-Man several times, until a fateful encounter in which the Goblin caused the death of Spider-Man's girlfriend Gwen Stacy. The revenge-crazed Spider-Man fought Osborn with the full strength and fury that he had always previously kept in check, but came to his senses before crossing the line and killing Osborn. However, Osborn then attempted to kill Spider-Man by impaling him with his Goblin-Glider; Spider-Man dodged the flying craft and it struck Osborn instead, piercing him squarely in the chest. 

Norman Osborn's death was eventually reversed in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #75, which retroactively revealed that the formula that gave Osborn his super-strength also gave him a healing factor which allowed him to survive his fatal injury.

First Appearance:Edit

Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964)

Died in:Edit

Amazing Spider-Man #122 (July 1973)

Current Status:Edit

Alive again

Killed by:Edit

Norman Osborn (himself, unintentionally)

Created by:Edit

Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)

Killed Off by:Edit

Gerry Conway (writer), Gil Kane (penciler), John Romita (inker)