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Goblin Glider


Goblin Glider from Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 200 001
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Goblin Glider
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Origin
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History

After the flying broomstick, Green Goblin then soon re-designed this device into an improved version that he called his "goblin glider", capable of great maneuverability and speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. It was capable of supporting about 400 lbs including Norman's weight (and far more for very brief periods of time). Top speed and a full normal load would exhaust the fuel supply in about one hour. The main microprocessor assisted manual controls were behind the head of the glider, and later modifications added voice-activated radio-linked controls integrated into the Green Goblin's mask. The goblin glider was steered primarily, however, by the weight and attitude of its rider. The Green Goblin's boots locked into the stirrups of the glider electromagnetically. When his Green Goblin memories returned, Norman Osborn found the glider in one of his old safe houses, and for Spider-Man in full costume.[1] After a brief battle across the city, the Goblin escaped on his glider, believing Spider-Man dead.[2]

During their next fight, Spider-Man wrapped his legs tightly around the Goblin's neck, steering the Goblin's glider to the hospital where Harry was lying in a bed: realizing his son's condition caused the Green Goblin to return to his Norman Osborn identity and pass out.[3] Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) used the glider to kidnap Gwen Stacy and take her on top of the George Washington Bridge,[4] where she died.

After destroying the building in Brooklyn used as his hideout, Hobgoblin escaped on his glider, carrying with him his protege Adam Wright.[5] The glider was later destroyed by Ghost Rider when he was confronted by the Hobgoblin.[6]

Green Goblin (Harry Osborn) used the glider to kidnap Mary Jane Watson and take her on top of the George Washington Bridge,[7] where they only talked.

An unused Goblin Glider was later found by Spider-Man in the abandoned Osborn Industries building.[8]

Variants

Bat-Glider

Roderick Kingsley (Earth-616)

Glider used by the Hobgoblin designed to look like a bat.

Gobbler Glider

Gobbler Glider, Norman Osbird, Jr. (Earth-8311) from What The-- Vol 1 24

The Gobbler Glider was originally used by Norman Osbird, the original Green Gobbler. It was later taken for a joyride by Osbird's young son Normie who was being babysit by Peter Porker at the time. Porker, using his Spider-Ham identity, went after the kid and successfully took him home with mommy completely unaware of anything.[9]

Spider-Glider

Spider-Glider from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 682 0001

Through his resources at Horizon Labs, Spider-Man had created his own version of the Goblin Glider for faster travel across New York City. He used it during his recent fight against Equinox.[10]

Punisher Glider

Frank Castle (Earth-616) from Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Vol 1 10 001

The Punisher Glider was a Goblin Glider acquired by the Punisher and outfitted with government-issue drone missiles.[11]

Users

Notes

  • In Earth-12041, the glider was created by S.H.I.E.L.D. instead of Oscorp.

See Also

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