(of Earth-21205)


Real Name: Peter Parker

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-21205) human mutate

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: Unrevealed

Affiliations: Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy) of Earth-65

Enemies: Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), Verna of Earth-001 and her hounds (Scorpion/Mac Gargan, Rhino/Aleksei Sytsevich)

Known Relatives: Unrevealed

Aliases: Formerly Spider-Man

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2 (February, 2015)

Powers/Abilities: As his reality's Totem, Peter Parker possessed all the superhuman abilities most commonly associated with Spider-Totems throughout the multiverse. Among those abilities were superhuman strength (class 10, possibly higher), increased stamina, superhuman reflexes and an early warning "spider-sense." As the Goblin, he had adopted the weaponry of the Green Goblin, including his trademark explosive "pumpkin" bombs and glider.

Height: 5'10"
167 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Hazel

History: (Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2 (fb)) - Spider-Man lost his mind after accidentally causing the death of his girlfriend Gwen Stacy, who had been kidnapped by his archenemy the Green Goblin,. First, he killed the Goblin and then, overwrought with guilt, felt "Spider-Man" had to die too.

(Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2 (fb) - BTS) - To help him cope with his mind crushing grief, Peter actually adopted another costumed identity. Adapting the weapons equipment of the Green Goblin, he started to operate as the Goblin, preferring to mostly stick in the sewer tunnels underneath Manhattan.

(Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2 - BTS) - Even though he was no longer a Spider-Man, Peter's totemic energies still caught the attention of the Master Weaver, who included Earth-21205 on the list of possible worlds for the Inheritors of Earth-001 to hunt and feed on the Totem's unique energies.

(Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2) - Hoping to recruit the Goblin for their ever-growing Spider-army intended to oppose the Inheritors of Earth-001, Spider-Woman of Earth-65 traveled to Earth-21205. As she tried to make the Goblin's acquaintance, they were attacked by the Inheritor Verna, who had arrived to feast on his totemic energies. Verna had brought along two hounds, Earth-001 versions of Scorpion and Rhino, trained and conditioned to act as obedient hunting dogs. Before Gwen could make her case, they had to flee from Verna and her hounds, who chased them through the sewers. The many pumpkin bombs that the Goblin tossed at them to ambush his enemies only made them more furious. Spider-Woman prevented Peter from taking the battle directly to them, pulling him into a side tunnel where he demanded to know just who she was, not to mention "the madwoman and her doggie-demons" chasing them. Spider-Woman then removed her cowl and mask, revealing her identity, which threw the Goblin for quite the loop. He experienced a rather painful flashback to his own Gwen's death, recounting how the event had led him to kill the Green Goblin and "Spider-Man" in a way. Gwen tried to comfort the grief-stricken Peter by revealing that, on Earth-65, she'd been responsible for his death but he would hear nothing of it. Gwen made one final plea, showing him the wrist-mounted teleportation device that had brought her to Earth-21205. She asked the Goblin to come away with her to use his powers and save the Spiders from the threat of the Inheritors. Before the dumbstruck Parker could respond, Verna burst in and sent her hounds after the tasty spider-blood she smelled. Spider-Woman was briefly stunned by the explosion that accompanied Verna's arrival. The notion that he might have caused another Gwen's death was almost too much for Spider-Goblin to bear but Gwen revived in time to confirm that she was fine, convincing the Goblin that he had to take action. Donning his metal mask and mounting his glider, Peter announced he was going to try and be the man Gwen thought he should have been. Using several smoke-filled bombs to make it past the hounds, he went to face Verna head on. The far stronger Inheritor was not impressed and yanked the Goblin off his glider with little effort. She then used her claw-like nails to rip apart his armor and face mask, announcing that he was her meat and that she ate spiders like him for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In a final, possibly planned act of defiance, the Goblin detonated all his remaining pumpkin explosives. The resulting explosion barely affected Verna but the Goblin himself was lethally injured. Spider-Woman briefly checked on him and was amazed to find he was cheerful, almost happy, that he'd been able to save her. Aware of the danger, Spider-Woman then quickly teleported away. Verna was too late to absorb the Goblin's totemic energies. All she encountered was Peter's lifeless body, with a content smile on his face. Disappointed, she deemed his corpse a "waste of a perfectly good meal."

Comments: Created by Gerry Conway (writer) and Steven Sanders (pencils & inks).

It was a nice touch to have Gerry Conway, the man who wrote the death of Gwen Stacy storyline back in the 70s, revisit a storyline that's often been cited as the end of the Silver Age. Conway explored a fascinating road not taken...what if Spider-Man had indeed snapped after killing the only woman he'd ever really loved?

Unless otherwise specified, all locations and beings related in this profile refer to Earth-21205 versions.

Profile by Norvo.

The Goblin should not be confused with

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Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2, p13, pan3 (main image)
Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2, p14, pan7 (Goblin removing mask)
Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2, p20, pan3,4,5 (sacrifices himself for Spider-Woman)

Spider-Verse Team Up I#2 (February, 2015) - Gerry Conway (writer), Steven Sanders (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)

Last updated: 04/03/15

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