COMIC LEGEND: Maximum Overdrive used the Green Goblin without permission from Marvel.
Stephen King's 1986 film Maximum Overdrive was a bizarre film about a comet turning inanimate objects alive. The machines then turn on their human masters and, well, that's the plot of the movie. It's a pretty weird flick.
Anyhow, the main bad guys are a fleet of big rig trucks, and the leader of the big rigs was a truck with a Green Goblin mask on its front...
Reader Marcus M. wrote in to ask if it was true that Marvel didn't approve the usage of the Goblin mask and it was just done without permission.
Simply put, no, it was approved.
Check out the credits of the film...
So, yeah, I know that's a really simple answer, but that's the answer!
Thanks for the question, Marcus!
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