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For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but fans, as well! Now, all is revealed, and the answers will shock you! As the Hobgoblin stands exposed at last, the threats of Norman Osborn and an all-new Green Goblin wait in the wings! Featuring all your favorite Spidey characters, from Mary Jane to Betty Brant to Robbie Ro For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but fans, as well! Now, all is revealed, and the answers will shock you! As the Hobgoblin stands exposed at last, the threats of Norman Osborn and an all-new Green Goblin wait in the wings! Featuring all your favorite Spidey characters, from Mary Jane to Betty Brant to Robbie Robertson! COLLECTING: Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1-3 and Spectacular Spider-Man #259-261 -- written by Roger Stern and Glenn Greenberg, and illustrated by Ron Frenz and Luke Ross.


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For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but fans, as well! Now, all is revealed, and the answers will shock you! As the Hobgoblin stands exposed at last, the threats of Norman Osborn and an all-new Green Goblin wait in the wings! Featuring all your favorite Spidey characters, from Mary Jane to Betty Brant to Robbie Ro For years, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's identity plagued not only Spider-Man and his friends, but fans, as well! Now, all is revealed, and the answers will shock you! As the Hobgoblin stands exposed at last, the threats of Norman Osborn and an all-new Green Goblin wait in the wings! Featuring all your favorite Spidey characters, from Mary Jane to Betty Brant to Robbie Robertson! COLLECTING: Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1-3 and Spectacular Spider-Man #259-261 -- written by Roger Stern and Glenn Greenberg, and illustrated by Ron Frenz and Luke Ross.

30 review for Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kurt

    This book is charmingly old-school. When I was a teenager in the 1990s, the Hobgoblin was one of my favorite characters (the Jason Macendale version), and I read the issues in this collection as they were released. The premise of the book is that the original Hobgoblin, who everyone was shocked to learn was Ned Leeds, may not have been Ned Leeds at all. Roger Stern revisits his character, unsolving a long-solved mystery to restore his original vision of the villain's secret identity, ideally to This book is charmingly old-school. When I was a teenager in the 1990s, the Hobgoblin was one of my favorite characters (the Jason Macendale version), and I read the issues in this collection as they were released. The premise of the book is that the original Hobgoblin, who everyone was shocked to learn was Ned Leeds, may not have been Ned Leeds at all. Roger Stern revisits his character, unsolving a long-solved mystery to restore his original vision of the villain's secret identity, ideally to revitalize the character. (I don't think the renewed Hobgoblin was a creative success, but I drifted away from the Spider-books around this time, so I can't speak with any authority) Seriously, the reveal of the secret identity involves Scooby-Doo style yanking off of various masks, which is how things were done a few decades ago but has fallen out of fashion - seeing it here is a cute memento of a more innocent storytelling age. Execution-wise, yes, this collection is a lovable throwback to Marvel of the 1970s and 1980s, with lots of explosions and characters striking poses to make ominous announcements. The art is a traditional superhero style, nothing too flashy but perfectly fine for telling the story, and the dialogue is sweetly cheesy (even in the second set of stories, trying to establish the new/old Hobgoblin in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man, with lush 1990s art by Luke Ross and throwback dialogue styles). No, this isn't a great collection of issues, and I really only recommend it for Spider-Man completists, but it will push all the right buttons for fans of old Spider-Man stories.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    Fun "popcorn" type read that continues on the Hobgoblin storyline and adds a few twists and turns to what we thought we knew about the character and his identity. While the artwork is great once again, the storyline and writing were a bit cheesy at times but overall a very enjoyable read for Spidey fans with some familiar faces in it. Fun "popcorn" type read that continues on the Hobgoblin storyline and adds a few twists and turns to what we thought we knew about the character and his identity. While the artwork is great once again, the storyline and writing were a bit cheesy at times but overall a very enjoyable read for Spidey fans with some familiar faces in it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    John_H92

    Having read the second story "Goblins at the Gate" collected in this graphic novel, over 20 years ago, it for me is not just as a result of nostalgia but is in my opinion a definitive Spider-Man tale. The story and art are great. It's much more wordy I found than most comics nowadays which is not a pro or a con, it's just very well written and a fully realised story. The art is so energetic and gorgeous to look at. I know a lot of people take issue with this story as a whole but for me, maybe be Having read the second story "Goblins at the Gate" collected in this graphic novel, over 20 years ago, it for me is not just as a result of nostalgia but is in my opinion a definitive Spider-Man tale. The story and art are great. It's much more wordy I found than most comics nowadays which is not a pro or a con, it's just very well written and a fully realised story. The art is so energetic and gorgeous to look at. I know a lot of people take issue with this story as a whole but for me, maybe because of the time I grew up in, I just loved it and thought it worked. This is a story I can definitely keep coming back to as I just enjoy the hell out of it, from start to finish.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Roger Stern created the Hobgoblin in the early 80's as a mysterious and powerful successor to the Green Goblin. He kept the Hobgoblin's true identity a secret for years, not even revealing it to other members of Marvel's staff. When Stern left Marvel, he took his ideas with him, and other writers took over the Hobgoblin, giving us an anti-climactic ending to the character's arc. Peter Parker's friend and fellow Daily Bugle reporter Ned Leeds was revealed to be the Hobgoblin, and was summarily di Roger Stern created the Hobgoblin in the early 80's as a mysterious and powerful successor to the Green Goblin. He kept the Hobgoblin's true identity a secret for years, not even revealing it to other members of Marvel's staff. When Stern left Marvel, he took his ideas with him, and other writers took over the Hobgoblin, giving us an anti-climactic ending to the character's arc. Peter Parker's friend and fellow Daily Bugle reporter Ned Leeds was revealed to be the Hobgoblin, and was summarily dispatched by a group of assassins sent by another recurring Spider villain, the Foreigner. Years later, Stern returned to the character, writing a mini-series called Hobgoblin Lives, which is the first half of this book. Stern's new story addresses a rather significant plot hole: Hobgoblin had superhuman strength and was a match for Spider-Man in hand-to-hand fighting, so how were 4 run-of-the-mill henchmen able to get the drop on him and murder him? The real life answer was editorial sloppiness, but Stern provides the logical in-universe answer: that Ned Leeds was a dupe, brainwashed by the real Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley. I'm not usually huge fan of this type of story, revealing years later, "This is what REALLY happened," but in this case it makes for a better and more logical story. It makes one of my favorite villains much more sinister and manipulative--- not a pathetic loser who gets bumped off in a hotel room. We also get to see the first Hobgoblin take his revenge on the second Hobgoblin, who was sort of a pretender to the throne, and had not been written as a very effective villain. The second half of the book collects a storyline from Spectacular Spider-Man where Norman Osborn (not really dead after all these years) faces off against Hobgoblin for the first time. It's a pretty good story, considering how similar the Kingsley and Osborn characters are. Turns out there's only room for one psychotic unethical business man who dresses like a Halloween goblin in the Spider-Man universe...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Adam Graham

    This books collects the Hobgoblin Lives mini-series written by Roger Stern and Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-man #259-261 with plot by Roger Stern and written by Gleen Greenberg . In the mini-series, Peter Parker's long-time friend Ned Leeds was revealed to be the Hobgoblin, but is he really? Spidey teams up with Mary Jane, Flash Thompson, and Betty Leads to find out the truth. This is a fine mystery plot by Stern that gives us a lot of suspects and a good reveal. The Spectacular Spider-man This books collects the Hobgoblin Lives mini-series written by Roger Stern and Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-man #259-261 with plot by Roger Stern and written by Gleen Greenberg . In the mini-series, Peter Parker's long-time friend Ned Leeds was revealed to be the Hobgoblin, but is he really? Spidey teams up with Mary Jane, Flash Thompson, and Betty Leads to find out the truth. This is a fine mystery plot by Stern that gives us a lot of suspects and a good reveal. The Spectacular Spider-man story is set with Norman Osborne back from the dead and a partner in the Daily Bugle. However, the imprisoned Hobgoblin claims that some of his journals have survived in containing truths about the Green Goblin. This story brings together Norman Osborn, the Hobgoblin, and the Green Goblin and is pretty fun, although not as good as the mini-series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Steve Isaak

    Hobgoblin Lives is a kick-butt graphic novel that's chockful of cliff-hanger moments, quip-punctuated action and the pathos of "classic" Spider-Man, via the resurrected villainies of the Green Goblin and Hobgoblin. Excellent read - worth owning. Hobgoblin Lives is a kick-butt graphic novel that's chockful of cliff-hanger moments, quip-punctuated action and the pathos of "classic" Spider-Man, via the resurrected villainies of the Green Goblin and Hobgoblin. Excellent read - worth owning.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christian Smith

    though there was a lot of cliche spider-man content in this vol., over all it was a good read PROS -pretty nice story -didn't reveal who the green goblin is CONS -art looks very old -hobgoblin told his entire intricuit plan to Betty though there was a lot of cliche spider-man content in this vol., over all it was a good read PROS -pretty nice story -didn't reveal who the green goblin is CONS -art looks very old -hobgoblin told his entire intricuit plan to Betty

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    I need to read the entire Clone Saga and then re-read this. I think I may appreciate it more then.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jente Ottenburghs

    First part quite difficult to follow if you don't know all the characters involved. I enjoyed the second part, with the Green Goblin, more. First part quite difficult to follow if you don't know all the characters involved. I enjoyed the second part, with the Green Goblin, more.

  10. 5 out of 5

    B

    Finally! The stunning conclusion to a mystery I didn't know was happening. It's perfectly fine, although not the book I thought I was getting. Finally! The stunning conclusion to a mystery I didn't know was happening. It's perfectly fine, although not the book I thought I was getting.

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