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Zechs wrote:[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to ExpandI skimmed the Spock/Avengers/Ghost Pete portions.
Basically the two sides due battle in an abandoned Oscorp building (probably the one from waaaaay back in Amazing Spider-Man #649). Green Goblin demands a truce with Hobgoblin in the fact that both their sides will be wasted if they continue this battle and it'll only benefit Spock.
So a compromise is made between the two: they will do battle and winner gets the other's army. Hobgoblin agrees and the true Goblin War begins. The pair spare back and forth mocking previous goblins before them: Ned Leeds, Jason Macendale, Daniel Kingsley, Bart Hamilton, and Harry Osborn. It's when the later is mentioned and a modified pumpkin bomb is blown point blank that sends Green Goblin into a berserk state. He rips the remaining parts of his costume on his chest to reveal the scar Norman got from Amazing #123.
Green Goblin then starts whaling on Hobgoblin until he has his hands
around the other's throat. Not even after Hobgoblin slams two razor bats
into Green Goblin's exposed sides halt the move and the Hobgoblin dies.
Green Goblin stands victorious with all crime in New York now under his glove. However, Phil lingers next to Hobgoblin's body recalling Amazing #649 and "Danger Zone". He just has to peak whose under the mask. Sure enough the Hobgoblin under the mask ain't Kingsley(it's the butler who showed up at the end of "Danger Zone"). For fear of the Green Goblin instantly losing Hobgoblin's newly acquired lackeys, Phil sets to dispose of the body. However, he ponders where the hell is Kingsley?
Cue the final page we're back in Paris, France with Kingsley brainwashing another poor sap in the Winker Device to think he's the Hobgoblin. He laments on the waste of using his Butler as a pawn since the man knew how to whip a good mixed drink, but sacrifices have to be made.
Cue the final page I posted with Kingsley ready to probably make a huge profit in the new post-Superior world. So basically, Green Goblin wins, but the Hobgoblin wins the larger game.
Aha, I predicted this would happen as this is basically the same trick that Dr. Doom used on Osborn at the beginning of Siege and GG fell for it again( Although this is obviously not Osborn). Kingsley will predictably watch GG and co fall on their sword in the upcoming battle with Spock and strike when everyone least expects it.