Personal Info:
Real Name: Phil Urich
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man Vol.1 125
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Employee of the Kingpin, The Hand
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Creators: Terry Kavanagh and Steven Butler
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: After exposure to the ‘Goblin’ formula the Hobgoblin gained super human Strength and Endurance.
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.
Razor Batwings: The Hobgoblin utilises thrown razor sharp bats.
Smoke Bombs: The Hobgoblin employs smoke bombs that he used to obscure areas.
Wings: The Hobgoblin has a set of wings that allow him to fly.
Plasma Sword: The Hobgoblin wields a flaming plasma sword.
Grappling Boots: The Hobgoblin has a set of boots that allow him to wall crawl.
Phil Ulrich is the Nephew of the Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich. On a journalism assignment, Phil joined his uncle Ben in an investigation on an Osborn Industries building. When his uncle was besieged by attackers in the building, Phil hid and tried to find help. Stumbling upon an experimental new Green Goblin costume Phil also fell into a chamber of the Goblin Formula. Quickly dressing up in the suit, he scared off the hoods. Later on, he decided that the costume and equipment were worth using, and became a new heroic Green Goblin.
Ulrich operated as the Green Goblin until the costume was damaged destroying a Sentinel in Onslaught’s attack on New York. After suffering a breakdown Ulrich began helping out his uncle at the new Front Line offices. Having a crush on his co-worker Norah, who was looking into "Goblin gangs" for a story, Phil ran off to one of the old Goblin hideouts, hoping to find something there to impress her with. Phil encountered and murdered Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin, and became the new Hobgoblin.