Look at the detail and characterization on that splash page.  So great.

Probably the most complicated storyline so far, of the most intricate comic book of its time.  Green Goblin and Crime Master fight for underworld supremacy, and each knows the other’s identity.

Crime Master dies before he tells who Green Goblin is.

Meanwhile, Peter Parker ditches the Daily Bugle to try to make more money, and Stan Lee shamelessly promotes the Merry Marvel Marching Society…

And Spider-Man faces his biggest challenge ever…

Creators: Lee/Ditko
First appearance: Crime Master
Grade: B

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

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