Phil Urich is the nephew of Ben Urich, long time reporter for the Daily Bugle, the two discovered one of the late Harry Osborn's secret lairs. Phil discovered that Harry, before his death, had been working on new goblin gear, notably a new goblin suit and glider. When a group of thugs who were looking to extort the new goblin gear, Phil was knocked into a chemical bath of an untest version of the Goblin Formula. Using the new goblin mask which delivered a 'zap' that gave him Goblin-level strength without the psychotic side-effects of the original Goblin formula, he gained enhanced strength and endurance. Intending to be a super hero instead of a villain like the previous Green Goblins, Phil Urich had a small career as the Green Goblin.
Phil Urich was created by Terry Kavanagh and Steven Butler.
Major Story Arcs
Phil would start parading around as the Green Goblin and getting into fights with super-villains. including Hobgoblin (Macendale), Rhino, Joystick, and Angel Face. Some believed Phil to be as maniacal as the rest of the goblins, but he claims he was only doing it for kicks.
Phil's costume would later become damaged during the Onslaught saga after Phil crashed his glider into a Sentinel attacking the Daily Bugle in order to destroy the robot. Repairing it was beyond his scope, and after getting beaten without his powers, he finally decided to give up being the Green Goblin.
Later, Phil, and Mickey Musashi (formerly Turbo), started up a new team The Loners to get teenage heroes off of the streets. Phil had a mental breakdown, and tried to attack Musashi and Chris Powell, then stealing Darkhawks amulet. Soon after Phil is depowered, and escapes with Penance, and hasn't been seen since then.
Recently Phil returned to New York and has usurped the roll of the Hobgoblin from Daniel Kingsley, the twin brother of the first Hobgoblin Roderick Kingsley. Kingsley was raiding one of Norman's Goblin lab and stumbled upon Urich who was also looking for Goblin tech. Kingsley was preparing to kill Phil when Phil snapped and was able to activate his sonic goblin laugh to incapacitate the Hobgoblin. Using the new fire sword that Kingsley had just found, Phil decapitates Kingsley and takes over his mantle.
Powers & Abilities
Phil possessed no powers, but the goblin suit possessed technology which augmented Phil's physical abilities. m,
Phil's repertoire mainly consisted of the same Halloween-themed gadgets that the other goblins used, including: the famous Bat Glider, Finger Blasts, Razor "Bat" Blades and the good old favorite of the Goblins…. The Pumpkin Bomb!
However, new gadgets included a ghost shaped gas grenade, a device in the mask which produced sonic screams which were triggered by laughter, which Phil referred to as his "Lunatic Laugh" and devices in the boots which kept him in the air for a short time if separated from his glider.
Earth 982 - Trained May 'Mayday' Parker, aka Spider-Girl daughter of the original Spider-Man without his knowledge for a little while. He would help her out in battle sometimes as the Green Goblin. He also created a new alias Golden Goblin, but abandoned it soon.