NCS – Arnold Donovan and Daniel Kingsley

Hey, my fellow Plastic Addicts. Today we have a quick look at two more characters that have worn the classic Hobgoblin costume, ironically both being used by Roderick Kingsley in his schemes. First is the character that is actually the first person to become the Hobgoblin, Hobgoblin (Donovan). He was the first person that Spidey fought but was killed in his first appearance.

Next, we have a character that would fill in for Roderick, his brother Hobgoblin (Daniel Kingsley). Fun Fact: Roger Stern always intended to pull the identical twin ruse for the original Hobgoblin’s identity mystery, but he left Amazing before he could resolve the storyline. The only mention of Roderick Kingsley having a brother in the original run was a thought bubble in Amazing Spider-Man #250 (the Roderick who appeared in that issue was retconned into being Daniel impersonating him). When Stern returned to Spider-Man to resolve the Hobgoblin plot as he originally intended, he officially introduced Daniel Kingsley in Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1.

As for other news, thanks to Dan, we know that there will be 2 pre-orders coming up this Thursday, which looks to be the Hulk/Bruce Banner 2-pack and the Secret Wars Dr. Doom/Monica Rambaeu 2-pack. He also confirmed there will be a reveal later in the week as well. Depending on the reveal, the next NCS will be the first AI program for Iron man and Clarence Ward.


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