fieldy snuts wrote:
I did get it right! Other than turning him into a mustache twirling ultimate villain he had nothing going for him. That's why when Slott compared him to the guy under the mask in Scooby Doo it made so much sense! There was all this mystery around him but after that he was less than nothing.
Norman on the other hand proved to be the superior Goblin. You can't outdo the original.
Of course Kingsley was less than nothing after the reveal because the editorial staff decided to give traits of the original Hobgoblin, the Jackal, the Kingpin and the 80's Lex Luthor to Norman Osborn and have him blamed for every fricking wrong thing in Peter's life. Plus, Marvel has shoved a barrage of crappy goblin knockoffs like Menace, the Stacey Twins, the Secret War Hobgoblin, Hobgoblin 2211, etc down out throats instead who were even less interesting than both Norman and Roderick. While I respect Norman as the original goblin and all, bringing him back was a very jump-the-shark moment for Marvel as they needed to bail their asses out of the Clone Saga mess they created and decided to make him into a generic James Bond villain. The difference is that when Kingsley was brought back at least he wasn't blamed for every wrong thing in the Spider-verse which I like. The main problem that will always plague Kingsley and the Hobgoblin on a whole is that Marvel only cares about one goblin and that's Norman. To all the Philgoblin fans here, just watch what happens to Phil when he and Norman cross paths as Osborn is going to chew him up and spit him out.