Ben Reilly wrote:You are wrong. I like Phil and I think he's a realistic take on a villain which is why he fits in the Spider-Man title. I have no delusions that Phil would have worked as the main bad guy behind Dark Reign.
You have an unreasoning hatred of the character. To the point where it's coloring your judgement.
I actually liked Phil better when he was the good Green Goblin as at least he was the only goblin that wasn't evil or crazy. He may have been a d-list character and a terrible hero but what made him interesting is that he was what Peter would be if he were to don a goblin suit. To me that take on Phil Urich was original.
The current Phil Urich that's running around is just another one of Norman Osborn's bastard goblin children like Gabriel Stacey and is a blatant reject from World Of Warcraft with that crappy costume. Plus, having him seemingly kill Roderick Kingsley( Who I don't truly believe is dead) was just cheap shock-value and a blatant screw-you to the fans who wanted the original Hobgoblin back from where I stand. Also it's just getting so cliche to have d-list characters take up the mantle of more popular characters in order to make them more appealing-if they want Phil to be a villain let him assume his own identity and not use someone else's.
Again, I don't hate Phil Urich on a whole as I liked the original version of him-I just hate the current incarnation of him that Slott and Quesada are forcing on the fans.