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Subj: Re: Did Ned Leeds Make A Good Hobgoblin, Or Was Kingsley Better?
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 11:18:11 am EST (Viewed 96 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Did Ned Leeds Make A Good Hobgoblin, Or Was Kingsley Better?
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 07:23:14 am EST (Viewed 107 times)
Quote:While Stern has stated that Kingsley was always intended to be the Hobgoblin and that Marvel shoehorned Ned in, after the fact. I found that Hobgoblin Lives, despite solid writing and beautiful artwork, was a huge disappointment. Whether it was the fact that I couldn't even remember Kingsley as a supporting character or that the damage had been done with Ned having been exposed and accepted... or both, I would have been more accepting, had they left it the way that it was, or had the reveal been someone else. Kingsley was a huge disappointment for me.
I think that was the problem. Kingsley hadn't been built up enough as a character to make that revelation land with any punch at the time of the original mystery. You can have a murder mystery but if no one remembers the character who turns out to be the killer then it's a waste. But the revelation of Ned didn't make sense with the facts presented.