Gimme some Hobgoblin!
Marvel has a Facsimile Edition headed your way this March — and it’s a fan favorite: The Amazing Spider-Man #238, featuring the first appearance of the Hobgoblin, by Roger Stern and John Romita Jr.
Dig the official solicitation info, released Wednesday by the publisher:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #238 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by ROGER STERN
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JOHN ROMITA SR.
From the shadow of evil past comes a terrifying new foe! When a bank robber flees from Spider-Man and disappears into the sewers, he finds the long-hidden secret hideout of the wall-crawler’s one-time arch-enemy: the Green Goblin! Norman Osborn’s secrets could be worth more than the contents of any bank vault — and soon, a shadowy figure takes possession of the costume, the weapons and, of course, the jet-glider! But this mystery menace can’t resist putting his own horrific spin on the pernicious persona. The Green Goblin is no more — in his place now stands the Hobgoblin! And so begins one of the most acclaimed Spidey epics of all, courtesy of writer Roger Stern and legendary father-and-son artistic team of John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr.! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!
32 PGS./Rated T… $3.99
A few thoughts:
— The issue is due March 30, 2022.
— 2022 is the Hobgoblin’s 40th anniversary — though the original ish came out in Nov. 1982. For recurring 13th Dimension contributor Alex Segura’s INSIDE LOOK at the issue’s history, click here.
— Standard Price Comparison: Originals demand serious buck. An unslabbed, high-grade copy with an insert for something called Tattooz recently sold for $784 on eBay. A decent one without the Tattooz ad sold for about $255. (I doubt the Facsimile Edition will have the insert, but whatevs.)
— ENTER THE HOBGOBLIN: Stern and Romita Jr.’s Superb Achievement. Click here.
— Yet Another Round of MARVEL EPIC COLLECTIONS Set for 2022. Click here.
December 22, 2021
back from when spiderman comics still made sense and were still enjoyable to read
December 23, 2021
Bought this on the newstand. Still have it too!
Anyway, a Tattooz is a small, water borne tattoo. Similar to a model decal. You wet a spot and press the image to your skin. It washed off after awhile.
December 24, 2021
As someone who, back then, removed the Tatooz (putting a little slice in the back cover at the time) and then passed on a replacement copy (maybe $60 in 2013), this will have to be my consolation prize.