Hey, my fellow Plastic Addicts. Today we start our (rather quick) look at the new characters and figures revealed on Tuesday. There were only really four new characters revealed (minus the Thor figure but I’m waiting until after the movie for them), with all four of those new characters being alternate universe versions of characters we already have. So let talk about a character we haven’t talked about yet, Ned Leeds, both his Comic and his MCU (as well as his Alternate page.)
“Wait” you may be thinking. “We have a comic version of Ned Leeds”. Technically we have. Several times in fact. You see in the comics, the poor husband of Betty Brant was brainwashed into thinking he was the Hobgoblin. He would be so for many years until his (initial) death. So everything we have gotten the classic Hobgoblin, we have gotten not just Roderick Kingsley, but his brother, Daniel, Lefty Donovan and of course Ned Leeds. Kingsley is the master of branding.
And before anyone says it, I know that MCU Ned Leeds bother more heavily on Ganke Lee from the Ultimate universe, but Ganke doesn’t have a comic book figure (and probably never will) and I wanted to talk about Ned Leeds so here we go.