Garage Review: Amazing Spider-Man #238 (1983)
@Dr_Cassidy: In the 1993 trade "The Origin of the Hobgoblin." There's some used copies on Amazon for under $20. Contains: ASM #238-239, 244-245, and 249-251 and Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #85. Softcover, 160 pages
It's funny that you had the topic this week of how long should you wait for answers, Hobgoblin was one of the best implemented mysteries in Spideys career back then. I remember the months surrounding the release of his identity, it was a lot like the 'who shot J.R.' of comic stories.
"The Hobgoblin is unfortunately one of those identities that has fallen into disuse lately, and it's a shame because I really like the character. As usual, great job. My favorite feature on the site. "
I agree. Hobgoblin's name and identity has fallen into disuse lately. Another classic awesome Spider-Man character that kinda got ruined, but is still kinda cool
Excellent review, G-Man. I agree, this and part two are how Spidey and the Hobgoblin are supposed to be done. I just hope with him returning, Hobby/Kingsley can reach the pinnacleo f greatness he received under Roger Stern's tenure.
Hobgoblin was on of my all time favorite villains.. Just in the period I started to read and buy comics in Sweden where I'm from. Just missed out on the green goblin stories that was before my "ComicAwareness";). Anyways he is so connected to my childhood memories that it was amazing how well I remembered that comics content still, over 20 years after reading it and not being able to recall most of the content of the comics I read the past year. THAT'S Spidey for me! Before the clone saga, before brand new day etc. Actually stopped paying atention to Spidey after clone saga and just live of the good memory that was him...
Thanks for giving me this recalled memory of my childhood G-Man :)