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Subj: Re: Do We Really Know Anything About Roderick Kingsley, Should We Get Any Background For/On Him?
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 at 07:38:02 pm EST (Viewed 333 times)
Reply Subj: Do We Really Know Anything About Roderick Kingsley, Should We Get Any Background For/On Him?
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 at 07:04:07 pm EST (Viewed 328 times)
I don't come on this site much after a comment made by a Moderator on another board, but I do occasionally read the messages here. Yours caught my eye.
If you are interested in Kingsley...his first appearance is Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #43 (cover date June 1980). He is a fashion designer (and stereotypically portrayed as gay...though this is never followed up on). He is put in the story to be a victim of new villain...Belladonna (also her first appearance...last is #48). Kingsley is accused of stealing fashion designs and presented as a spineless toad...Spidey only reluctantly saves him.
While no more is ever stated about Kingsley's fashion business, it is the first clue as to the Hobgoblin's identity in Amazing Spider-Man #238. Hobby's comments that he dyed and re-designed Osborn's look.
Corrupt fashion designer to master criminal...far stretch? Certainly one of the more interesting back-stories of anyone. Hope that helps.