So, you may or may not have seen this thing here. If you don't feel like clicking the link, that's the original Hobgoblin (AKA Roderick Kingsley) getting decapitated like a chump by Phil Urich (AKA That Guy Who Was Green Goblin That One Time). Basically, Dan Slott brought back the guy Spider-fans have been clamouring for and subsequently killed him off a few pages later. Too, just to twist the knife a bit, Spider-editor Steve Wacker has been gloating, apparently. Or so I hear. I haven't read through the thread, so I'm providing it purely in the interests of TMI.
Now, I could rant about this, because if ever there was a situation designed to press my personal fan-boy buttons, this is it...two characters ruined for the price of one. Awesome.
But I'm not going to, and here's why: this has been done before, with this character, A LOT. Kingsley has pulled the old switcheroo not once, not twice, but three damn times before. Three. All three times with dudes who thought they were him or had replaced him.
Get where I'm coming from? This isn't new, or edgy, or even a twist. This is the same Hobgoblin story Roger Stern was telling back in the day. And if it's not? Well, we'll always have DeFalco'sSpider-Girl, won't we?