Personal Info:
Real Name: Roderick Kingsley
Also Known As: Devil-Spider
Place Of Birth: Belize
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #238 (1983) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Ned Leeds
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Roger Stern and John Romita, Jr.
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Enhanced Abilities: After taking an experimental formula the Hobgoblin gained super human Strength, agility, speed and durability.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Hobgoblin's body's increased metabolism allows him to heal damaged tissue much faster and more extensively than a normal human.
Goblin Glider: The Hobgoblin employs a turbo-fan powered flying sled.
Glove Blasters: The Hobgoblin wears gloves that discharge pulses of high-frequency electricity.
Pumpkin Bombs: The Hobgoblin uses explosive devices shaped like pumpkins that caused damage to anything within 20 feet.
Smoke Bombs: The Hobgoblin employs smoke bombs that he used to obscure areas.
Incendiary Bombs: The Hobgoblin uses Incendiary devices that release a volatile substance that induces fires.
Throwing Bats: The Hobgoblin has bat shaped, razor sharp blades that he can throw.
Georgie Hill was a small time hood who, among with three friends, attempted to pull a bank robbery. The ‘job’, however, was foiled by the hero Spider-Man who apprehended the perpetrators, except for Hill who found refugee in the sewers. Wandering for hours in the underground tunnels of New York's sewage system, Hill eventually came upon one of the secret lairs used by, the at the time believed to be dead, Norman Osborn during his criminal career as the villainous Green Goblin. Smelling profit, he later sold the location of the ‘Goblin-Cave’ to fashion designer Roderick Kingsley.
Kingsley, who used questionable and ruthless business practices to develop a financial empire that reached far beyond the fashion industry, wanted to amass even more power and influence. To those ends, he used Osborn's journals to recreate the Goblin Formula in a manner that he hoped would avoid the side effect of insanity. Armed with super-powers and the arsenal of the Green Goblin, Kingsley then set out to rule New York's underworld as the villainous Hobgoblin.
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