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draco x wrote:
Fair enough. Although I don't mind Slott at times my main gripe has been the Hobgoblin debacle which was done quite sloppily in my opinion. For example it's quite debatable as to whether Slott did intend to bring back Kingsley or the revelation that it was really his brother who Phil whacked was just a knee-jerk reaction to the fans who hated the new Hobgoblin( And rightly so I might add).
The one thing I don't buy for example is the notion that Roderick wouldn't have been keeping tabs on his brother when it was clearly obvious that Daniel was a brainwashed decoy for him. I don't buy the fact that Roderick wouldn't have found a way to monitor his movements despite being concerned about tipping off the Kingpin as he could have easily have placed a bug on Daniel or had one of the bat-drones tail him to make sure he didn't break free of his brain-washing or get caught or killed. Plus Slott doesn't even tell us how Roderick found Daniel who was in witness protection all these years. Although I am glad that Slott brought Kingsley back the way the Hobgoblin story arcs were handled was just bad and sloppy as I said. It would have been more convincing if Slott had revealed that Urich was really the decoy for Roderick and was doing his bidding as there are still so many loopholes not addressed.
He did. Note who "Kingsley" wiped out in the opening arc in Big Time? Delvadia. Note as well there were bits off bits involving Kingsley when he and Montana discuss the business proposal the later has for him. Even more note the fact Slott himself with a sly grin refused to answer any Hobgoblin related questions come interview and quickly changed the subject when I asked him in April.
Also note the way Slott acted in interviews pertaining to the move. He pulled a bait and switch. He baited the fans of the Hobgoblin into thinking he killed the character. I feel for it hook, like, and sinker. Save RICHARDS.. who was the first to realize the deception. Not only that but he said this was his reinterpretation of the Saga, and if you re-read it, it is. Note that Kingsley used a dupe that was in effect disposable and one in effect has become his stand-in (ala Ned). Look at Phil's story more and see how much it is a stand-in for Ned's now done right with no huge clutter or plot holes.