Hobgoblin I

Nick Name
Civilian ID

Roderick Kingsley


Daniel Kingsley

Note: Although there has been mystery about the true identity of the first Hobgoblin. It is known that all of the other Hobgoblins were either a criminal hired by Kingsley named Lefty Donovan, or like Flash Thompson and Ned Leeds manipulated to divert suspicion away from himself.

The second criminal to go by the name Hobgoblin, Jason Macendale, believed he had the original Hobgoblin assassinated, when he hired the Foreigner to kill Ned Leeds and retrieve the costume so that he could assume the identity.


CEO Kingsley International


Fashion Designer

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation
Rose's criminal organization
Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 11"
185 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Red - Now Gray
Known Powers

Modified formula used by the Green Goblin; granting super-human strength, speed, stamina, agility and regenerative healing, but at the cost of sanity.


Glitter Bombs: Gas-emitting bombs that emit glittering light.

Goblin Costume: Shielded uniform housing a power pack of 10,000 volts of electricity which can be channeled through the gloves.

Goblin Gas: Variety of mists capable of causing unconsciousness and suppressing Spider-Man's sixth sense.

Bat-Glider: Personal flying platform shaped like a large bat.

Goblin Grenades: Jack O' Lantern shaped grenades that deliver either concussive blast or blast of lethal gas.

Razor Bats: Razor sharp bat-shaped throwing knives.

Common Enemies

Green Goblin I

Hobgoblin III

Spider-Man I

Regularly Appearing

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Spectacular Spider-Man

Web of Spider-Man

First Appearance

Roderick Kingsley

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 #43 (June, 1980)

Hobgoblin II

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #238 (March, 1983)


Roderick Kingsley

Roger Stern & Mike Zeck

Hobgoblin II

Roger Stern & John Romita Jr.


Fashion designer, Roderick Kingsley used questionable and ruthless business practices to develop a financial empire that reached far beyond the fashion industry. Unsatisfied with conventional methods of doing business, he search for the hideout of the Green Goblin, who was believed dead, to procure his equipment and strength enhancing formula. Knowing of the formulas effect on Norman Osborn, Kingsley modified it hoping to avoid the side effect of insanity, although all indications are that he failed, and he became the cackling criminal know as Hobgoblin.