Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin

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The original Hobgoblin is my all-time favorite Spidey villain.

Ye Olde Brutha

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As a Spider-Man fan, I’ve always loved the green goblin as a villain, not just because he took the life of Gwen Stacy but because his interactions with the wall-crawler were always unique.  His brand of insanity while also knowing Peter Parker’s identity made him one of Spider-Man’s biggest threats.

When first introduced, the Green Goblin’s identity was never revealed.  It took quite some time before we found out that the man behind the mask was Norman Osborne.  This hidden identity would become something of a trend in the storytelling of the Green Goblins.  They had redone this plotline to an extent having the audience believing that Norman’s Son Harry had become the Green Goblin again only to reveal that his therapist was actually behind the mask.

Jump forward some years and the Green Goblin had been absent from the pages of Spider-Man so rather than bring back the Green Goblin…

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