And there is much rejoicing in the household of Zechs.
For reasons that I cannot fathom, Comicbook.com (when have they ever posted Hobgoblin news I ask you? WHEN?) got the exclusive news. No doubt there will be more AXIS related mini-series popping up in October, but heres what we know of these particular two:
AXIS: Hobgoblin will be a three issue mini-series written by Kevin Shinick (Superior Carnage, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up) and drawn by Javier Rodriguez. As for what Hobgoblin will be involved in the event, given there are techincally two running around the Marvel Universe (Phil Urich, the last being to wear the yellow mask and is currently in hiding after the events of Goblin Nation. Then there is of course the original Hobgoblin: the magnificent bastard, Roderick Kingsley), it's confirmed the mini will focus on Roderick Kingsley (WRITER'S NOTE: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!), and the character returning to New York to partake in the event. Oh, plus this swanky cover and caption:
Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin, will once again ride the glider after going underground in the pages of Superior Spider-Man earlier this year. Meanwhile, Phil Urich, the last thug to carry the Hobgoblin name, was taken off the board during the “Goblin Nation” story arc.
Then there's AXIS: Carnage written by Rick Spears (The Auteur, Repo, Dead West, Black Metal) and drawn by German Peralta. This particular mini appears to actually delve into the very heart of whatever twist Axis has going for it. Here's the blurb and the rather patriotic cover of Carnage (though this isn't the first time Carnage has been draped in an American flag or garb. See the Carnage: USA covers for other timely Carnage and America fun).
Carnage will return to Manhattan with major status-quo upheaval that no New Yorker will see coming. Marvel says the overhaul ties directly into the main series’ still-secret twist, which will apparently turn the Marvel Universe on its head—or, um, axis.