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Quote1 What kinda sicko throws exploding pumpkins? Quote2


The Green Goblin first experimented with his notorious Pumpkin Bombs while in combat against Spider-Man and the Human Torch at the Avenue Dinner Club.[3]

A while later, the Green Goblin shot some smoke bombs against Lucky Lobo's men to confuse them.[4]

Pumpkin Bombs from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 5 001


The Green Goblin then tossed stun bombs against the Crime Master, who was hidden by the smoke exhausted by the Goblin Glider.[5]

A short time later, he concocted a gas Pumpkin Bomb to prevent Spider-Man's Sense from working.[6]

Goblin also used the Pumpkin Bombs as stunners, as well as a special anti-Spider-Man explosive.[7]

He later used another gas Pumpkin Bomb against Spidey, emitting vapors that made Spider-Man's head begin to spin. He also threw some Pumpkin Bombs at him to keep him off-balance, in order to safely escape on his Goblin Glider.[8]

During their next fight, the Green Goblin used some glue bombs to stun Spidey, and then hurled him a new kind of Pumpkin Bomb: one that soaked through his costume, and took away Spider-Man's ability to adhere to any surface.[9]

A Pumpkin Bomb was later used by Hobgoblin to blow up a building in Brooklyn where he was hiding a number of previously abducted children and parents.[10]

A box of unused Pumpkin Bombs were later found by Spider-Man in the abandoned Osborn Industries building.[11]

Hobgoblin used several Pumpkin Bombs against the Scarlet Spider to collapse the whole ceiling and bury him underneath.[12]

He also hurled a Pumpkin Bomb against Kaine, who was eventually saved by the Scarlet Spider.[13]

The Pumpkin Bombs were also used by the new Green Goblin against Firefist.[14]

A short time later, Hobgoblin hurled a Pumpkin Bomb that exploded and destroyed the factory where Cell-12 was in.[15]

When he kidnapped Spider-Man, Norman Osborn used a gas pumpkin specially designed to interact with his blood chemistry, making Spidey disoriented and weak.[16]

Several Pumpkin Bombs were used to blow up the warehouse on the East River where Spider-Man and The Punisher were confronting Shotgun.[17]

The Green Goblin construct used another Pumpkin Bomb to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge and block the police.[18]

A while later, pumpkin bombs were used against the guards who were protecting Roderick Kingsley from being kidnapped.[19]

Hobgoblin then employed a gas-goblin to stop Spider-Man from rescuing Daniel Kingsley.[20]

Some Pumpkin Bombs were left behind by the Green Goblin to leave no witnesses.[21] He later threw a pumpkin bomb to let Spider-Man and Aunt May escape his mansion in Upstate New York.[22]

When the Green Goblin was finally defeated by Spider-Man, one last Pumpkin Bomb, more powerful than ever before, detonated just below the Daily Bugle Building.[23]


When Norman bonded with Carnage symbiote,[24] he was capable of creating bombs augmented with symbiote biomass - letting him speak through them. These Carnage-Bombs didn't set off Spider-Man's Spider-Sense, and could bite into targets with their fanged jaws.[25]

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Issue
Pumpkin Bomb from Spider-Man (2002 film) 001 In Earth-96283, Pumpkin Bombs sprouted rotating wing-shaped razor blades when thrown, and were capable of flight and homing in on a target. Spider-Man
Norman Osborn (Earth-1610B) from Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse 001 In Earth-1610B, Pumpkin Bombs were used by Green Goblin while fighting Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Pumpkin Bombs from Deadpool Kill the Marvel Universe Vol 1 2 001 In Earth-TRN664, Pumpkin Bombs were given to a brainwashed Deadpool to aid him in killing Spider-Man. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #2
Norman Osborn (Earth-TRN874) from Spider-Man & Venom Double Trouble Vol 1 2 001 In Earth-TRN874, Green Goblin used classic Pumpkin Bombs until he was defeated by Venom. He then upgraded his Pumpkin Bombs with wings, and lasers, with pointers that could extend from their mouths. Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1

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