Real Name: Peter Parker
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-21205)
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
Aliases: Formerly Spider-Man
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Spider-Verse Team-Up I#2
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.
Weight: 167 lbs.
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.
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
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
images: (without ads)
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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