30 Comments
Posted by Dr_Cassidy

Sounds nice, has it ever been collected in trade ?

Posted by kungnima

I thought this issue would end up in this video, when you talked about it in the "waitin' for answers in comic''.  : D
Great review!

Posted by G-Man
@kungnima: Yeah, shot on the same day. 
 
@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
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Posted by Aeroman

just out of curiosity are you going to review the amazing spider-man big time issues featuring a new hobgoblin

Posted by Eyz

Oh! Fantastic!
I even got that one! For once! XD

Posted by comicbikerscott

i love hobgoblin
Posted by ImperiousRix

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.

Posted by tonis

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.

Posted by Decept-O

Oh, yeah, Hobgoblin rules!  Nice choice.  One of my favorite villains.  I think he supercedes Green Goblin in many ways.   
Definitely a great issue!  Thanks for digging this up.
Posted by Kamen Rider Kajiki

I have a copy of this in Dutch, The cover is ruined by a huge sticker which i'm afraid will rip the comic apart once i try to remove it.

Posted by johnny_spam

Why were you reluctant to give spoilers to a 27 year old comic?

Posted by sora_thekey

That cover looks awesome!
 
You said "Sort of" a lot on this video... I want to read this book now!
Can I have that copy when you find a better copy for your personal collection?

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Posted by Sergotron

A classic, one of my favorites as well.

Posted by Mumbles

cool cover

Posted by NXH

Cool. Are you looking forward to the Hobgoblin's return next month with Dan Slott and Ramos? 
I AM! =)

Posted by 604comics

I have this issue! Too bad it's in piss-poor condition.

Posted by G-Man
@johnny spam said:
" Why were you reluctant to give spoilers to a 27 year old comic? "
There's a reason...
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Posted by sharky64

love the background music
Posted by OnlyWonderBoy

I really like the Garage Reviews. Since I'm just getting into comic these quick looks into some classics are very interesting to me. Also, that Alkaline Trio skateboard is pretty sweet.

Posted by mickoreo_LZ

@ImperiousRix said:

"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
Posted by sdtopdog

I remember this issue, it came with tattoos or was it stickers????

Posted by G-Man

Wonder what's gonna happen with Hobgoblin's upcoming appearance. Is it the same Hobgoblin or yet another poser?

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Posted by The Hobgoblin

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.
Posted by They Killed Cap!

Love the review.
Posted by tenavis
@ImperiousRix said:
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.
Sad, indeed.
Posted by gnarlycore

love this era of spider-man...it's what got me into comics.  Loved the Gang War story as a kid.

Posted by nonobee

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 :)

Posted by jloneblackheart
@sdtopdog Tattoos

I also have this issue. I got it just because of how cool the cover is
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Posted by Koz

I love Spider-man back in the 80's I think the book was at  it's best then. Great review. I love hobgoblin. One of the few issues of Spider-man I do not have.
Edited by OldDude

Awesome comic! Romita Sr and Jr's art fit greatly there...