i just read asm #649. i would have gladly written my own article about this,but this site will not allow me to create my own no matter what i do. the original hobgoblin has been my favorite super villian since his hayday in the 80's...which is to say all my life,since i was born in the early 80's. in 96' when it was revealed he was still alive that made my winter,and his appearences have been few since then. and now...they brought him back to regular spider-man continuity just to unceremoniously kill him off. and that's the half of it. to kill him in such a cheap shoddy stunt,at the hands of THAT character...anyway,it's the last straw for me. spider-man as a comic book has been going downhill for years in terms of quality to the point where i've been waiting for an excuse to never read it again. and this is it. "the most unkindest cut of all". i was already a little worried when i heard that dan slott(who i used to like when he wrote ren and stimpy) was writing this,because i'm still smarting from how he botched the return of mysterio. but nothing in my wildest dreams could have prepared me for this.i didn't even bother to read the rest of the issue. tore it into little strips. if there's a comic book hell,dan slott is going there. SIC TRANSIT GLORIA KINGSLEY.
i'd say cranston has secured his place as the definitive mr. fear. even as far back as daredevil #375 he proved to be be a bigger threat than any of the others,and as most modern readers know he has WAY surpassed his previous accomplisments,entering the same league as kingpin and bullseye. he's my favorite daredevil villian,and i can't wait for him to re-appear.
great design,but they fumbled the ball with his name.the character in the upcoming movie is IVAN vanko. yet,as previously mentioned,they name him after ANTON vanko,the original crimson dynamo.would have made a little more sense in the movie...but the comic? somebody screwed up.