Axis: Hobgoblin #1

Axis: Hobgoblin #1

Event\Storyline: Avengers & X-Men: Axis Writer: Kevin Shinick Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  Roderick Kingsley, the one and only Original Hobgoblin is back in the suit (for real this time! We swear!) and back in New York with a brand new mission.
•  Robot Chicken writer Kevin Shinick (Superior Carnage, Superior Spider-Man Team Up) and fan favorite artist Javier Rodriguez (Daredevil) team up to bring you a Hobgoblin book unlike any you've ever seen!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 22, 2014

    Hobgoblin may have started out as a Green Goblin clone but he has long since proven he is his own character. With the different versions and variations we've seen over the year, Hobgoblin as a motivational speaker promoting others to become heroes is pretty crazy yet you'll be hooked from the first page. Kevin Shinick does a great job showing how Kingsley is adapting to the new status quo in the Marvel Universe and Javier Rodriguez's art and colors are perfect for this. It's unfortunate the series is only three-issues but hopefully each one will be jam-packed with fun and excitement. I just want more and more of this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Kyle Chrise Oct 27, 2014

    "AXIS: Hobgoblin #1" is a comical look inside the world of a fan favorite Spider-Man villain and is another success from one of Marvel's most entertaining writers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 22, 2014

    Even if you're not a fan of AXIS, this issue is probably worth checking out on the strength of the visuals and its celebration of Spider-Man's goblin-themed enemies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 31, 2014

    Hobgoblin is satirical and humorous throughout, but with a darker ending that will leave you guessing just what direction this book will go in. If you're a fan of the villainous and scary Hobgoblin, then this book may turn you off a bit as it's not your typical Goblin/Spidey story. It's a humorous look at the world of branding and marketing with a character who's now even more interesting than he once was. You don't need to be reading Axis to enjoy this tie-in issue, even though it says to in the book's opening page. Shinick and Rodriguez are telling a wonderful story that so for makes me sad it will only be three issues since there are so many great ideas presented, and such wonderful and colorful art to be explored. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 23, 2014

    This issue has a fair number of caveats for someone to truly enjoy Roderick Kingsley as he moves from villain to motivational superhero. But, if you're comfortable in your recent Spider-Man lore and have a soft spot for referential humor with a post-modern slant. Then yeah, AXIS: Hobgoblin #1 is a pretty darn fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Roberto de Bexar Oct 27, 2014

    Although I have no idea what AXIS is going to bring about with Mr. Hobs, I'd love to see more from this team " and the Goblin King! " since it's very much in the realm of Fraction and Aja's Eisner-winning Hawkeye. And that's best damn compliment I can give this pre-Halloween treat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 22, 2014

    "AXIS: Hobgoblin" #1 is a fun romp through a weird, not-as-dark-as-it-used-to-be-but-still-kinda-creepy corner of the Marvel Universe following the events of "AXIS" #3. Hobgoblin doesn't perform a complete heel turn to become a rescuer of kittens and defender of lunch money, but he does present himself in a much more relatable manner in Shinick's introductory offer. This is a fine start for an odd new adventure and one that I'm looking forward to continuing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 25, 2014

    Hobgoblin is a niche character and solo comic book. This mini-series will be interesting to read to see just how it ties into Axis, if at all. The character background is built up in this issue and the plot for the future issues is introduced but not expanded upon. This is a decent read especially if you like the character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Oct 24, 2014

    The art is not stunning at all, and the story is really lackluster. Also, the Hobgoblin's new catchphrase, "Got a Problem? Call Hobgoblin?" is really trite and annoying, which I guess is the point? He also has a book that is part of his program, called "Hobnobbin'", with a foreword by Gene Simmons, which all of those words together make me squirm a little. Read Full Review

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