Jack O'Lantern (Marvel)(01 - Jason Macendale)
Real Name: Jason Phillip Macendale
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Jack O'Lantern was the original alter ego of Jason Macendale. He wore a flaming pumpkin mask and flew on a disc glider. His first appearance was in Machine Man #19. He battled the aforementioned hero and was soundly defeated.
He later moved to make a permanent home in the family of Spider-Man villains, beginning with Spectacular Spider-Man #56. He had no super powers, hurling explosive grenades and hopping about on a "pogo platform".
He was a minor villain in Spidey's rogues gallery until he formed an emnity with one of The Hobgoblin's mind-controlled "stand-ins", Ned Leeds. Macendale wished to increase his underworld status and fearing the Leeds/Hobgoblin, hired assasins to kill the Goblin and took his arsenal for himself. As a Hobgoblin, Macendale failed to make any greater mark upon the Underworld. He made various bizarre efforts to increase his threat-level, including pacts with demons, ingesting weird alchemies stolen from Kraven the Hunter's lineage, and cybernetic implants provided by Norman Osborn. During this time, he would on least one occasion, attempt to rob a bank wearing his Jack O'Lantern armor, during which effort he was jailed and questioned by SHIELD as related in the Secret War miniseries.
Macendale was later killed by Roderick Kingsley, the true Hobgoblin, who had allowed Macendale his claim on the goblin "franchise" to further hide his identity as the power behind the various incarnations of the Hobgoblin.
As the "second" Hobgoblin, Macendale was a member of several collections of Spider-Man's enemies, including the Sinister Six.
Created by Tom DeFalco and Steve Ditko
First Appearance: Machine Man (1978) #19
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#4 Dark Reign: The Goblin Legacy (2009)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Machine Man (1978)
#19 Shame Itself (2012)
- 'Jolted by Jack O'Lantern'
#1 Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda (1994)
- 'Chaos auf Ryker's Island'#48
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'The Mutant Agenda!'
TPB The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
- 'The Saga of the Alien Costume'#254
- 'With Great Power...'#279
- 'Savage Is The Sable!'#280
- 'The Sinister Syndicate!'#281
- 'When Warriors Clash--!'#284
- '... And Who Shall Stand Against Them...?'#285
- 'The Arranger Must Die!'#286
- 'Thy Father's Son'#288
- 'Gang War Rages On!'
#7 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Double Trouble! The Return of Menace and Freak!'
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'H-J: From Hangman to Juggernaut'
#6 The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
- 'Human Torch to Ka-Zar'
#30 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'A Change of State, Part 2'
#56 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'The Peril...and the Pumpkin?'#110
- 'The Death of Jean DeWolff - Conclusion: All My Sins Remembered'
What If? Civil War (2008)
What If...? (1989)
- 'What If Iron Man Went Public?'
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