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. After a brief battle across the city, the Goblin escaped on his glider, believing Spider-Man dead.
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. Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) used the glider to kidnap Gwen Stacy and take her on top of the George Washington Bridge, 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. The glider was later destroyed by Ghost Rider when he was confronted by the Hobgoblin.
A modified Glider used by the Hobgoblin, designed to look like a bat.
After being augmented by the Carnage symbiote as the Red Goblin, Norman Osborn became capable of manifesting a fiery symbiote-augmented Goblin Glider out of his body, and coating an existing Goblin Glider in symbiote biomass to transform it.
Demogoblin's Demonic Glider
|In Earth-8311, 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 babysat 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.||What The--?! #24|
|In Earth-29801, the Goblin Glider came with air-bags, preventing it from being used to impale people.||What If? Spider-Man: House of M #1|
|In Earth-92131, the Goblin Glider featured a bat-shaped head on its front and was purple in color. It was equipped with directed-energy weapons behind its "eyes", which were operated by push-button switches located behind the head. These could melt through glass and allow the pilot access through the windows of high-rise buildings.||Spider-Man: The Animated Series|
|The original glider could also be docked atop and operated in tandem with a larger, more advanced model, giving the pilot access to increased firepower and maneuverability. This "bomber" variant was blue in color, could fly twice as high as the smaller one, four times as fast, and in addition to the directed-energy weapons, was equipped with missiles, smart bombs, saw-toothed disks, and Pumpkin Bombs. It could also be operated independently via a handheld remote control.|
|In Earth-TRN664, a modified Goblin Glider was given to a brainwashed Deadpool to aid him in killing Spider-Man.||Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #2|
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
- Green Goblin II (Harry Osborn)
- Green Goblin III (Bart Hamilton)
- Grey Goblin (Gabriel Stacy)
- Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley)
- Hobgoblin II (Lefty Donovan)
- Hobgoblin III (Ned Leeds)
- Hobgoblin IV (Jason Macendale)
- Goblin King II (Philip Urich)
- In Earth-12041, the glider was created by S.H.I.E.L.D. instead of Oscorp.
- The Glider was originally a military project developed by Oscorp, but was abandoned due to the need of sacrficing either maneuverability or protection.
- There are multiple variants and models of Goblin Glider, with Osborn noting that Menace initially stole a Mark 7 model Goblin Glider.
- Goblin Glider's Appearances
- Goblin Glider's Minor Appearances
- Media Goblin Glider Mentions
- Vehicle Gallery: Goblin Glider
- Images that include Goblin Glider
Links and References
- Amazing Spider-Man #96
- Amazing Spider-Man #97
- Amazing Spider-Man #98
- Amazing Spider-Man #121
- Spider-Man #6
- Spider-Man #7
- Spectacular Spider-Man #200
- Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #14
- Amazing Spider-Man #682
- Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #10
- Amazing Spider-Man #800
- Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #2
- Gwen Stacy #2
- Amazing Spider-Man #571