Hmm, while an interesting and workable solution (although considering that we were privy to F.A.C.A.D.E.'s thoughts, it didn't appear that he was working on the beshest of or under the influence of anyone - but this is comic books), the shit-fest would still be a shit-fest even if there were an answer. As much of a continuity fanboy whore that I am, and I agree that Bannon's death was stupid (where the hell was editorial?) I don't know if anything could justify reviving not only a 15 year old mystery, but a 15 year old mystery that to be honest, not really very many people even care to see resolved. Is it really worthy of a story? If it were a couple of panels, say in Roger Stern's HobGoblin Lives
in 1997 as a brief recollection of Kingsley's, less than 3 years after the fact, then o.k. Besides, Kingsley deserves a better comeback story, and I think he got one in Spider-Girl (admittedly, not canon). To revive it is to dignify it, and it doesn't deserve that, much like the Daredevil story where Kevin Smith killed off Quentin Beck. Wouldn't bother me for a minute if Beck showed up alive and well with no explanation - the ultimate dismissal of a crap story. As it now stands, the "Who is F.A.C.A.D.E." tale as it is, is worthy of The Golden Turd, and a symbol of the mediocrity and stupidity that was allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged in the 1990's. Perhaps best to leave it that way.
P.S. While I thought of the Golden Turd on my own, I googled it and found that Flickr recognizes stupid pictures with this award, so I copied it thinking it appropriate for the subject at hand.