I'm just wondering if people prefer the original revelation or the Kingsley one. I recently bought and reread Amazing #289 (When Ned was revealed at that time to be The Hobgoblin.), and I kind of liked the issue. Macendale was the Hobgoblin that I read about until his death, so he was kind of "My" Hobgoblin. Looking back though, he wasn't all that great in the role. I definitely prefer the original Hobgoblin. From what I understand, a lot of people didn't really like Ned as the Hobgoblin (Including editorial.). I still think that it's a pretty good issue, but one thing that bothers me is that it said that Ned became the Hobgoblin to TAKE down criminals (Such as the Kingpin.), but then went kind of crazy. BUT, in the original issues, he was pretty cold and murderous from the beginning. When he kills his informant and then kidnaps and kills Lefty Donovan. I'm not sure how that can fit, so I think that Kingsley works better. We don't really know anything about Kingsley though, so, who knows? Anyhow, what do you guys think?
Kingsley by far, Ned's death makes no sense. Hobby had strength to match Spiderman and was more then willing to kill. One punch from him would pulverize any one of the assassins that attacked him, and muscle augmentation from super strength has been shown to save the person from strangulation. (ref: waaay back when Walker took over as Captain America, his partner Bucky/Battlestar was strung up to be hung but his super strength saved him from strangulation)
Kingsley had already used a decoy to recreate and test the goblin serum and he gathered test data from the decoy's fight with Spidey to perfect the serum, so Ned being another decoy makes more sense then Ned being the actual Hobgoblin.