Now Doozer, you seem to be out of the loop of knowledge about myself. I do actually buy comics. If you want I can actually post you my pull list last week and actual copies of comics. I actually paid for #648-650 thus keeping my word that I only buy Amazing Spider-Man again if Kingsley would return. I have a full right to bitch since it's my dime.
You cannot blame me in that Marvel cashed in on by hyping the event in ads stating, "MOST REQUESTED SPIDEY VILLAIN". I love that part too, but that's the agency who was doing ads for this stupid event. But I digress, I don't hide that part of myself, and honestly I haven't done it as much as I used too. I only do it now just to get the moment of the week.
And ye of continued little knowledge. The only jobbers of the name Hobgoblin are named Macendale and soon to be Urich. Thanks to said retcon, the original Hobgoblin aka Kingsley never was that. He tricked the entire world into thinking he was dead. He has the only distinction of a Spidey villain even when you include him as Ned only being caught ONCE.
His impact haunted Harry enough to reprise his role as the Green Goblin, Jonah quitting as editor, Flash and Betty Brant's lives where never the same thanks t him. Though he never bared any personal grudge to Spidey, he influenced actions of Spidey's supporting cast even now.
And like some others of this board (and even Spiderfan), I refuse to believe Kingsley dead. The man is like Doom and Nick Fury. I know somehow someway some Marvel writer will realize the horrid error Slott made. Not to mention if I continue bitching, it'll get their attention. It got Steve Wacker's.