> Due to my love for the Hobgoblin, I'm re-reading the Macendale as Hobgoblin back issues. I know a lot of people didn't like him, but I'm kind of surprised that he HASN'T come back. And frankly, it doesn't seem like he ever will. The best Macendale stories were probably by Gerry Conway and Howard Mackie. I know that he was the Jack O'Lantern ahead of time, but I never really read any of those issues. Were him and Spidey always enemies? And was he a killer even as Jack O'Lantern? Also, how did Spidey and other characters find out Macendale was the Hobgoblin, and that he ordered Ned Leeds to be killed (I assume this was in the Peter David written Hobgoblin issue, which I never read.)? Thanks.
I'll post some kind of full response tomorrow if I have time, otherwise it'll likely have to wait until I get back next week, but for right now, I'll go with a simple "Please bring him back, Marvel, haven't I given you enough of my money over the years?"
If you've killed off the freakin' Spot and brough him back again without explanation THREE TIMES in the last decade, and since his return/unmasking, the other Hobgoblin has been a persona-non-grata no-one's bothered using because they can just use Osborn instead, you KNOW you can bring him back. Do it and I'll sacrifice live people and/or animals to you.