October 28, 2008

Month of MARVEL: Day 28

Hobgoblin

I have to admit, I'm not really clear on the background of the Hobgoblin character, it seems somewhat jumbled to me. And while not as neat as the Green Goblin, I do think "Hoby" is a cool looking character at any rate.

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  1. Yeah, Hobgoblin's identity is probably one of the most complicated stories in all of Marvel. Basically, Marvel wanted to reintroduce a Green Goblin-like figure to the series, without actually bringing Gobbie back to life again.

    So they created Hobgoblin, and got a lot of reader suspense out of keeping his identity secret for years. The problem was, after several writers, nobody at Marvel actually KNEW what his identity was. In the end, they finally just picked the person who made the most sense ... but the fans weren't happy with it. So then they had to go back later, pick a different person, and retcon the storyline to explain the first choice.

    All of which could have been avoided if they'd just decided who it was when they originally created the character.

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  2. awsome you should make a carnage next

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  3. ohhhh, come now... you should have saved pumpkin-puss for the 31st MARVELous day!!

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  4. Amazing stuff you got over here! (all of them, I just stumbled upon your blog and am amazed)
    I'm a big DC fan - any chance DC month is coming? Seeing a Green Arrow, Black Canary and Red Tornado would be orgasmic :D

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  5. please do another month of marvel! this is awesome stuff!

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  6. I believe Hobgoblins backstory is that he was some guy that found one of green goblins hideouts, and dyed all the equipment a different colour (or maybe washed it with bleach or something).

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  7. o mais legal é esse bem afude :P
    bem legal esse desenhoss :D ..

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  8. my dad told me that hobby is green's son. And then I saw Spiderman 3 and it turned out he was right.

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  9. In Spiderman 3 hobby is green's son.

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  10. Anon, Hobgoblin isn't green's son. Roderick Kingsley stumbled upon the Green Goblin's lab, drank the Goblin Formula, and became the Hobgoblin.

    Where did you get that Spider-Man 3 crap?

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