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.
— 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.