The Amazing Spider-Man #275 (1986)
“The Choice and the Challenge!”
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Ron Frenz
Hobgoblin and Rose put more pressure on local thugs as they aspire to take over Kingpin’s grasp on the city. Flash and Sha Shan’s relationship becomes even more strained and Sha Shan leaves after Flash slaps her. Ned Leeds confronts Flash about him seeing Betty and Flash punches him. Peter tells MJ how he became Spider-Man and that he wants to give it up for good because he’s hurt too many people. MJ convinces him to continue being Spider-Man, even though she worries about him being in such danger. Betty asks Joe to stop sending Ned on the undercover assignments that have been keeping them apart and putting a strain on their marriage. Joe doesn’t know anything about such assignments. Hobgoblin wants revenge against Spider-Man and takes Sha Shan hostage at a bus terminal to lure him out. Spider-Man saves Sha Shan, but after fighting awhile, Hobby eventually knocks Spider-Man out.