The comic book version of Norman Osborn does not change into the Green Goblin like he did in the Spider-Man (1981) episode titled "Revenge of the Green Goblin", he simply puts on an outfit. Though he does share the cartoon Norman's penchant for forgetting things.
Green Goblin (seeing the Spider-Friends arrive): The troublesome trio.
Green Goblin: You can't stop me! I have enough Goblin formula for New York, California, Washington...
Spider-Man (to Mona): Mona, I'd better stop him before he reaches Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga!
Green Goblin: You're at the mercy of the real Green Goblin! And of course you know, I don't have any mercy!
Norman Osborne: Cured, Cured to being the Green Goblin...(turns into the Green Goblin)
Green Goblin:...Never (laughs), never (laughs again), never, the Goblin lives again (laughs again).
This episode was adapted into a one-shot comic book in December 1981.
Norman Osborne goes through a Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde transformation in the beginning, which is funny considering the Green Goblin and Hyde characters are their dark sides.
Although the character Firestar was created to replace the Human Torch, her alter ego's design is based off another Marvel character: Mary Jane Watson.
The plot of Norman Osborne remembering he was the Green Goblin was taken from the Spider-Man (1981) episode, "Revenge of the Green Goblin" where Norman Osborne regains the memory of him being the Green Goblin in a train wreck. Here, it was a plane crash.
Some superhero outfits worn at the party included: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Falcon, Hellcat, Hulk, Iron Man, Ka-Zar, Medusa, Ms. Marvel, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Phoenix, Power Man (??), Scarlet Witch, Shanna the She-Devil, Spider-Woman, Storm, Thing, Thor, Valkerie, Vision, Wasp, and Yellow Jacket.