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The Green Ninjas

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MichiganWebhead

Subj: The clue that wasn't
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:01:50 am EST (Viewed 132 times)
Reply Subj: Re: When You Think About It, Isn't Daniel Kingsley Kind Of Stupid And Contrived?
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:24:39 am EST (Viewed 153 times)

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Honestly, when it came to revealing the Hobgoblin's identity, I wish it had been the other way around, that DANIEL had been the Hobgoblin. I remember way back in the day, I originally thought Hobby was Roderick Kingsley (I imagined Uncle Roger brought him over into ASM after introducing him in PPTSM... guy who became Hobgoblin knew how to sew and dye a costume? Please... fashion designer!!! And what a way for this guy to get back at all the guys who bullied him), until Hobgoblin and Roderick were in the same room together in ASM 249. Then, in ASM 250, Roderick mentions that he wished his brother "wasn't out of town." I thought AHA!!! The brother is the Hobgoblin!!! It would have held for me, all the way through the DeFalco years on ASM, even through Hobgoblin Lives until the last few pages, and then watching Daniel being very weak in "Goblins at the Gate."
In terms of the Hobgoblin "stand in" stuff... yea, I'm done with it. Roddy, stand tall. Be proud. Be the Hobgoblin \:\)

> I remember way back in the day, I originally thought Hobby was Roderick Kingsley (I imagined Uncle Roger brought him over into ASM after introducing him in PPTSM... guy who became Hobgoblin knew how to sew and dye a costume? Please... fashion designer!!! And what a way for this guy to get back at all the guys who bullied him),

I've seen this theory that "the Hobgoblin altered the Green Goblin costume = that was a clue he was secretly an Evil Fashion Designer" theory a number of times, but within the pages of a comic where 15-year-old Peter Parker knitted his own costume, and virtually every supervillain he fights also made their own costumes, the ability to re-colour the Green Goblin's costume, and replace that weird hat-thing with a hooded cape is hardly "evidence" of anything. Stern himself has declared that he decided who he wanted Hobgoblin to be as he was scripting dialogue for the issue, and the costume-modification was already a part of the plot, so it was never intended as "evidence" of who he was.


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