Onslaught! Ben Urich and his nephew Phil are walking the strangest of beats as the huge sentinels are decimating New York City! And the goblin faces his greatest enemy - his self-esteem!
They relay news of the attack to the Daily Bugle, just as a huge Sentinel takes out the newspaper's electricity. Lynn, Meredith, and Phil run up to the roof to get a better look, and are awestruck by the widespread destruction. Lynn and Meredith leave to get a street-level view, and Phil summons his glider. All this time, fear grips the youth, and feelings of uncertainty. Even as he dons the brain-sizzling mask, Phil is pre-occupied with doubts and fears.
When the Goblin attacks the Sentinel, he is greeted only with failure! His pumpkin bombs don't make a dent in the Sentinel's thick armor, and his razor-bat blades only put scratches on the robot's shiny head. Phil tries his maniacal laugh last, and that seems to have an effect, making the Sentinel shake. But, a solid blow landed by the huge android sends Goblin and glider alike sliding into an alleyway. Beaten and desperate, Phil chucks the goblin-mask, and the Sentinel, no longer detecting super-human powers, leaves Phil alone in the alleyway.
Mired in self-pity, Phil recalls his escapades as the Green Goblin, from the fateful night in the Osborn warehouse where he saved his uncle's life by using the Goblin-gear to the most recent adventure against Angel Face. He wonders why people like Spider-Man or Daredevil risk their lives constantly to save lives, and why characters like the Scarlet Spider disappear after a little while. After a little soul-searching, Phil sucks it up, picks his mask back up, and jumps back on his glider!
The Sentinel, recognizing that Phil had re-gained his powers, begins again in his attempts to destroy Phil. However, after a little tricky flying and some slick maneuvering, Phil puts his glider on a suicide run for the Sentinel's head! It slams through the robot's metal cranium, causing a huge explosive. However, a piece of shrapnel from the explosion hits Phil's mask, and totals it!