"Should they have?" Hell no, of COURSE they shouldn't have! Leeds as the HobGoblin never WORKED except under the circumstances by which Kingsley eventually explained it. Marvel COULD have done it of course, although it would have required some pretty epic retconning, but it would have really sucked. HobGoblin Lives! was one of the best things Marvel did with Spider-Man in the 90s, transforming the HobGoblin from a once-epic villain who had been reduced to a joke to a complete Magnificent Bastard
who had managed to pull the wool over everyone's eyes for YEARS. It was one of the best uses of retcon in comics history- filled plot holes, tied up all loose ends and was a damn good story to boot.
Oh yeah, and Harry was brought back from the dead by Mephisto, not the goblin formula.
I don't actually read Spider-Man at the moment. But with things being like they are, why should I?
"It just goes to show, never stick your dick in a pudding. It might still be good pudding and you can spend all afternoon explaining that, but no-one's going to eat it because you stuck your dick in it!"-Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
, NOT actually talking about BND, but he might as well have been.DEVIL-BRICK HAS COME FOR YOUR MARRIAGE!!!