Affiliates: Former member of the Sinister Six
Enemies: Spider-Man, Green Goblin II
Powers: Superhuman strength through the same means as the Green Goblin of which the Hobgoblin's powers are based upon...He also has use of a "Goblin-Glider" and explosive "Pumpkin-Bombs", "Goblin-Grenades", & "Throwing Bats"...Hobby also has a 10,000 volt charged gloves he uses as weapons.
thinking that the original Hobgoblin was dead, Jason assumed the guise and
powers of the Hobgoblin while the original "retired"...In fact,
it was Peter Parker's friend, Betty Brant Leeds husband Ned who was
brain-washed into playing the part of the Hobgoblin that was murdered by
orders of the original Hobgoblin...It was up to this point that Macendale
was known solely as Jack O' Lantern.
1st App.: (Jack O' Lantern) Machine Man #19...(Hobgoblin) Amazing Spider-Man #289
Origin Issues: Amazing Spider-Man #289, Hobgoblin Lives #3
Death: Hobgoblin Lives #1
Spider-Man Appearances: (Macendale Only) Amazing Spider-Man #289, 312, 335, 337-339...Web Of Spider-Man #38, 47, 48, 84-89, 93-96...Spectacular Spider-Man #146, 147, 161-163, 234...Spider-Man #6, 7, 18-24, 44, 46-50, 68, 69...Spider-Man Unlimited #9 & 12...Funeral For An Octopus #1 & 2...Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda #1-3...Ghost Rider V2 #16 & 17...Spirits Of Vengeance #6
Other Appearances: Darkhawk #1-3...Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #11...Moonknight V2 #31-33...Green Goblin #4...Sensational She-Hulk #30...Deathlok #26...Sleepwalker #21 & 22
|Macendale quickly became known as formidable replacement for the "original" Hobgoblin even tangling with the Green Goblin...Hobby II, believe it or not, actually appeared just as much as the original Hobgoblin and became a HUGE Spidey villain appearing in every Spider-Man title.|
|Macendale appeared in other titles as well such as Dr, Strange, Moonknight, and in Darkhawk as Darkhawk needed some help from Spidey himself!...Hobby II was murdered by the Original Hobgoblin who was embarrassed by the second Hobgoblin, but the original came back strong and again the Hobgoblin is one of the most feared villains for Spider-Man.|
Spider-Man Fear Rating: 8 (out of 10)
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