And the Joker went to all the trouble of wrecking Gordon's life, when he really just needed to exploit his hygiene products.Also, as great as I thought Revenge of the GG was, I thought the tainted toothpaste was a contrived plot point even by comic book standards.
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton
I really liked Mad Dog ward, though I tried reading it again recently and it wasn't as great as I though when younger. Good idea but lacked substance to back it up.
I read Revenge during a period away from comics and it didn't grab my attention really, might have to go read it again. Was probably just because I didn't like having Norman back, I'm mostly over it now. Mostly.
Revenge of The Green Goblin. I think it felt natural for somebody crazy like Norman to think after Peter foiling his plans every time throughout the years that he is the only person worthy to be the Osborn heir. I enjoyed Stern & Frenz' mini series, the Amazing issue by Mackie & Romita Jr. is probably Mackie's best issue from the reboot era (love JRJR's art here as well, awesome as always), and the conclusion by Jenkins & Buckingham is probably one of my favorite Spider-Man/Green Goblin confrontations. Peter is pushed to the brink here by Norman quite differently than how he has been before.