Last edited by HopeLantern; 11-24-2010 at 01:07 PM.
Superior Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man Team Up
Roderick Kingsley was a very popular villain. People have been clamoring for his return for well over a decade, I was definitely one of them. Why bring him back just to kill him off?
Why not leave him off the table, so a future writer with ideas for the character could bring him out of retirement?
Why not have Phil discover this hideout and become a new Hobgoblin without Kingsley having to die for it? Kingsley was content to let Macendale play Hobgoblin for a few years.
It almost feels like a slap in the face to long time fans of the character. I'm not saying that was the intent behind this decision, nor do I think that was what you and Slott were trying to do. But that feels like the result.
If you were just going to kill Kingsley off, why bring him back at all? As it reads now, the story doesn't feel like it needed him.
The Green Goblin is the anti-Spider-Man
Dr. Octopus is the anti-Peter Parker
These tales are supposed to make people angry and frustrated and --most of all-- involved. It's been the way--especially for Spidey-- forever.
I too look forward to creators mocking people for expressing their dislike of something. I mean really how dare they!? If you don't like something you should just shut up about it. That's the American way!
Schmitty's Evil Twin.
How popular can he be if no one's used him in over a decade?Roderick Kingsley was a very popular villain. People have been clamoring for his return for well over a decade, I was definitely one of them.
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