At the end of the last issue of Superior Spider-Man, Daily Bugle photographer Phil Urich was named as the secret identity of the new Hobgoblin by the Superioer Octopus-Man in a city-wide transmission. Naturally, it all went a little kablooey. And in today's issue, the media respond in an appropriate fashion.
Ned Leeds was of course cleared. But the media seem to remember that he was named as the Hobgoblin at some point, so that's good enough. But there's someone's unmasking they do seem to forget, who also worked at the Daily Bugle.
Yup, the Brand New Day Mephisto instant-wipe-memories-and-the-entire-internet trick still seems to be holding, as far as Spider-Man unmasking as Peter Parker in Civil War goes. I'm sure Anthony Weiner could do with a dose of that voodoo. But there are consequences…
Bleeding Cool has run other stories of late suggesting that identity may be a major factor in other comics' upcoming stories. Hats (or masks) off for Superior Spider-Man getting in first.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently exhibiting the Dead Cats work of Christian Ward.