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The Hobgoblin, Part Two
Review by Amazing Spidey, Media by Kolbar And Amazing Spidey

Episode #12 - The Hobgoblin, Part Two
Original Airdate May 27th, 1995

Peter saves The Kingpin from an attempt on his life by The Hobgoblin. But who set it all up? With his Aunt injured by The Goblin and his new roommate kidnapped, Spider-Man goes searching for anwsers!

Written By: Stan Berkowitz
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, Ed Asner as J. Jonah Jameson, Neil Ross as Norman Osborn, Mark Hamill as The Hobgoblin and Roscoe Lee Brown as The Kingping

Review: Following exactly where part 1 left off Spidey clashes with Hobgoblin in style, meaning that once again, the animation was spectacular. The story had a lot going for it, as it all seemed to tie in with each other, as the episode reflected the choices each of the central characters made. This episode stands out as one of the shining examples of the story concluding everything without telling the story at a breakneck pace. Each of the characters had a purpose and there was plently of great little twists along the way.

Spider-Man perusing the Hobgoblin in a blinding rage instead of being there for his ill Aunt, Kingpin being stupid enough to trust a man who tried to kill him a few hours ago and Osborn using Spider-Man to fight his battles for him and Hobgoblin, now king of crime central believes himself untouchable, with Spidey sending him crashing down to earth, in what was actually a very good fight scene, despite minimal, if any fighting being allowed to take place. The dialouge especially helped the episode, it shined throughout.

I've always liked the Hobgoblin, I'm glad to see he didn't get shafted in this series, as he has done in the comics since they (stupidly) brought back Norman Osborn. It was great to see him animated, and with Mark Hamills fantastic voice work, they didn't go to far wrong. He had great motivation and Hamill really pounded that through. None of his later appearances really lived up to this one and thee big reveal as to who was behind the mask was nothing short of a huge letdown. On a more positive note, the ending of this episode was arguably one of the coolest the show did. Another excellent episode to add to the first season's list.