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Subj: Re: Spider-Man Vs Wolverine #1 discussion ( 20+ yr old SPOILERS )
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 07:37:50 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Spider-Man Vs Wolverine #1 discussion ( 20+ yr old SPOILERS )
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 03:23:31 am EST (Viewed 131 times)

> > A thread below made me think of this, why not give your opinions on this issue?
> >
> > To me, it's prominent for two reasons, one VERY big one.
> >
> > 1. Ned Leeds death. A pivotal moment in the Spider-Saga.
> It meant a lot at the time, not least because a few months later it was revealed that Ned was the Hobgoblin (a revelation later sacrificed on the altar of Roger Stern's ego). Within the story it was actually kind of a WTF moment for me to see his corpse. With Ned not the Hobgoblin his death was a bit of a waste of a long-running supporting character for a momentary shock, for the purposes of the story the same effect could have been achieved even with an entirely newly created character in the part of the Bugle reporter.
> As it was first published, we had a situation where a not unimportant player in the Hobgoblin mystery/gang war storyline (involving the Rose, the Kingpin, the Foreigner et al.) that was boiling to a conclusion in 1987 suddenly taken off the board for the sake of a momentary shock in a completely unrelated one-shot story set thousands of miles away.
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A lot of people had problems with PAD's revealing Ned as the Hobgoblin. First, I'd like to see you try to break the arm of someone who can lift 30 times your body weight. Second, Ned decided to become a killer a few hours after finding the stash, to avenge the death of a brother-in-law he never met? WTF?

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