Classification: Androids

Location/Base of Operations: The Avenue Dinner Club, Manhattan, New York

Known Members: Three (unnamed)  

Affiliations: Harry Osborn, Liz Allen-Osborn (indirectly)

Enemies: Spider-Man, Phil Urich, Mark Raxton (The Molten Man)

First Appearance: Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil (June 1996)

Powers/Abilities: The Goblin Women are three female android analogues of the Green Goblin. They seem to be as strong as Spiderman who can lift (press) around 10 tons. They are equipped with both offensive and defensive weapons including hand emitted plasma-beams and the ability to fly upon goblin gliders. Possibly linked-electronically, they maybe tracer sensitive, capable of avoiding Spider-Man's spider-tracers.

History:Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil (fb) - BTS) - The Goblin Women were created and designed by Harry Osborn using technology created by Norman Osborn. They were programmed to deliver his son, Normie, in the wake of his death to his Goblin heritage. He also utilized brainwashing techniques to condition his wife, Liz, to turn over his son to the Goblin Women. 

(Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil) - Spotted near 60th Street, the Goblin Women ran afoul of Spider-Man while on their way to Liz's apartment while she was being interviewed by Ben Urich for his book devoted to the Green Goblin legacy. They were successful in abducted Normie and took him back to the Avenue Dinner Club over the location of their headquarters. Spider-Man, Urich and Liz's half-brother, Mark Raxton, the former Molten Man, scoured several old Green Goblin hide-outs in search for them before tracing Liz back to the Avenue Dinner Club. Once discovered, Liz responded to her conditioning and lead Spider-Man, Urich and Raxton to the Goblin-Women's lair where Normie was ready to be exposed to the unstable Goblin formula which had first altered Norman Osborn into the first Green Goblin. Spider-Man destroyed the Goblin Women as Urich and Raxton broke Liz free of her conditioning and rescued Normie seconds before the destruction of the lair.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek and Mark Texeira.

This story occurs before Phil Urich, Ben's nephew, discovered a Goblin lair and became the heroic Green Goblin in Green Goblin #1.

The Avenue Dinner Club was the scene of a clash between Norman Osborn as the Green Goblin with Spider-Man and the Human Torch in Amazing Spiderman I #250.

Other female versions of Spider-Man villains include Electra, the daughter of Electro who fought Spider-Girl, Doctor Trainer who usurped Octavius's tentacles and possibly Quicksand, a female Sandman.

Profile by: WillU

CLARIFICATIONS: The Goblin Women are not to be confused with:  

Images: (body) Behind the Mask of Spider-Man by Mark Cotta Vaz, page 96, (group) Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil, page seven, middle

Issues: Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil (June 1996) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Texeira (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 11/21/2006
Last updated: 11/21/2006

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