Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. At Christmas, I always flashback to the titles I've dug the most over the years. One of the biggest (and the first title I ever collected from issue one), bore this killer Mike Manley drawn splashie in it's first few pages.
I wasn't a huge fan of the demon/Hobgoblin, but I worshipped earlier Hobby adventures, especially his drama with The Rose that shook out in Web of Spider-Man. Hence having him debut in this first issue, again dealing with mobsters, meant I had to be on the right path.
If you read the book in question, then you would know the same 'bazinga' type moment I felt. If not and you want to find out what happened next, well those pesky little tags at the base of these posts always give everything away anyway right?