Life is what you make it.
The Hypno-Hustler recently made an appearance in Avenging Spiderman. They didn't update him at all, just made him out to be an insane, incredibly out-of-touch goofball:
Empty winds scrape on the soul never stop to realize/Animal whisperings intoxicate the night
Hypnotize the desperate slow motionlight/Wash away into the rain
Blood, milk and sky....
Love Rocket Racer personally....sure his whole costume and get up were pretty goofy but I could live with it.
Didnt Gibbon and a couple other appear in a Spec Spidey issue, as some group of super-villain rejects? As I recall, Beetle was also part of that group.
And hahhaah...Hyno Hustler wow....never thought I would see him again
Rocket Racer and Fool Killer are two of the biggest losers I can think of for Spidey so far.....
1 Kings 21:23
And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
"...so Hitler sends Iron Jaw's son to America to get revenge on Crimebuster." S.H.
Streamlining things even more, given crappy memory dude's self-evident superpower, continuity wouldn't be any sort of consideration at all. Not even such basic info as character names!
I tend to split superhero comics fans into "People who like Krypto" and "People who don't like Krypto."
Basically, if you miss the wonder of a dog flying around in a little Superman cape, you're in the wrong hobby.
And while I appreciate the impassioned defense of Gaard from a couple of you, he solidly falls into that category for me. His goofy gimmick took away from his tragic story, and simply made it cringeworthy for me. But hey, I never thought I'd see people defending Gaard it's nice to know that every character has a few fans out there! ;)
Life looks better in black and white.