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Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 at 10:00:28 am EST (Viewed 251 times)
Reply Subj: Did Ned Leeds Make A Good Hobgoblin, Or Was Kingsley Better?
Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 at 05:04:21 pm EST (Viewed 358 times)
Meanwhile in Marvel (Legacy) Previews #5:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42
Dan Slott & David Hein (W). Cory Smith (A).
Cover by Alex Ross, variant cover by Mike Hawthorne
- Searching for answers about a mysterious voicemail from her late husband, Ned Leeds, Betty Brant finds herself in the midst of a mafia conspiracy that stretches back decades!
- Convinced that Ned is alive and trying her to solve the case, Betty enlists the help of the Amazing Spider-Man to get to the truth...
- ...and the ENFORCERS want a word with both of 'em!
Well, the various diggings-up of the Hobgoblin/Ned Leeds mystery after ASM #289 (1987), especially Hobgoblin Lives!, but also other stories, did serve to convince me of the truth of the old adage "If you keep picking at it it'll only get worse." Looks like that trend is continuing...
Quote: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?