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Subj: Re: So much larger than life
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 08:18:00 am EDT (Viewed 118 times)
Reply Subj: So much larger than life
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 08:37:50 pm EDT (Viewed 145 times)

    I still have the last two Spider-Girl issues to read, but honestly, it's just kind of jarring how he was beeing written as far so much more skilled, powerful and hyper-competant than he ever was in the 1980s (where he'd usually be losing fights, but escape due to luck and/or elaborate plans to get away). It kind of feels like Tom was giving readers the 1980s Hobgoblin that their nostalgia remembered and wanted, rather than the way he really was.

I don't know about that, but let's not forget that, in his earliest appearances, the Hobgoblin had no super-strength. That's why his escapes were luck more than anything. He was still a terrific strategist, and once he acquired strength, he became a more than formidable opponent, albeit a bit less balanced.


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