Wednesday, November 08, 2023


Ugh, this meeting could've been an email. King Cobra is painting a pretty rosy picture of his criminal enterprise, which may or may not be accurate: he very well could be telling Kurt what he thinks he would want to hear. But, another criminal enterprise heard from, with the debut of the Rose! A gazillion years ago, in the heyday of the Hobgoblin, DeFalco and Frenz made this new crime boss a contender...that was largely pissed away later. I don't know if they had intended him to be the Kingpin's kid from the start--nope! Jim (Priest) Owsley would reveal him as Richard Fisk, DeFalco was thinking Roderick Kingsley, who had that point had been eliminated as a suspect for being the Hobgoblin. (Steve Ditko would've said, it's just some jerk, it doesn't have to be somebody we know!) 

For our purposes, I don't know if we'll get into this Rose's identity, but the old one had a couple regular henchmen for about three years: Mr. Johnston and Mr. Varley. Oh, look, they were crooked cops; I don't think I knew that, although I did know they would get got. But, we've seen his current security before: we used Jaime Noble and Joey Mercury as S.H.I.E.L.D. muscle in a Satana/Black Cat strip like seven years back!

1 comment:

Mr. Morbid's House Of Fun said...

Kurt's right, Kobra definitely should've at the very least provided an appetizer or snack while unloading the ol' power point. It's just good manners.

Ahhh J & J Security!!!! Nice to see them finding work again & in the Gooverse no less. More plz.

That's a nice Rose figure actually. Glad he FINALLY got a figure after all these years of being due one.