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Subj: Re: Hobgoblin Poll
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 at 02:44:05 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Hobgoblin Poll
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 at 11:03:21 am EDT
> Yay! This thread has nothing whatsoever to do with OMD/BND!
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark/Bundesnachrichtendienst?
> Here's some Hobbie related questions for you:
> 1) What's your favourite all-time Hobgoblin story (you can choose any of them - Kingsley, Macendale, that female one from 2211 etc)?
Let's be a heretic and say it was the one where Macendale hired the Foreigner to off the Hobgoblin for him. He was such a worm, but with enough cash even a worm can hire the muscle to get rid of a superior foe.
> 2) What did you think of the Flash being framed storyline?
Obvious red herring. I didn't much like Flash at the time, his affair with Betty (in which he also cheated on Sha Shan) left a rather bad aftertaste. The story was of course a little more plausible with Ned as the Hobgoblin.
> 3) What was your initial reaction to ASM #289 (Hobbie revealed as Ned Leeds)?
I was gobsmacked, but it was kind of cool, revealing his identity only after he had been killed and thus retiring him undefeated by Spider-Man. Also, I have to say I rather enjoyed the Foreigner, who at least for my tastes had a lot more flair than the Hobgoblin. Too bad they pretty much never used him afterwards (AFAIK).
> 4) If you're an old-time fan (or just an old fan) and were reading Spidey in the 80s - who did you think Hobgoblin was at the time?
I didn't really have an idea most of the time, although the framing of Flash led me to think he could be Ned.
> 5) If Stern's plan of the 'evil twin' Kingley was originally done in the 80s comics, how do you think you would have reacted to the revelation at the time?
Hard to say. Probably with a feeling of anti-climax.
> 6) What did you think of Hobgoblin Lives?
Vanity piece, author stroking his ego.
> 7) What's been best and worst Hobgoblin incarnation? (Kingley, mercenary Madendale, demonic Inferno Macendale, Demogoblin, souped-up clone saga era Hobgoblin, Bendis Secret War Hobgoblin, 2211 Hobgoblin... am I forgetting any?)
Couldn't say really. The best Goblin is Green, though, beware of imitations. :-/
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