When the news came the other day that Zeb Wells will be taking over Amazing Spider-Man in April, I thought “Oh cool, he actually wrote one of my favourite favourite Harry stories.” So hey, how about taking a look at it now? This one is called “Birthday Boy” and it appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Extra… Read More Amazing Spider-Man Extra #1 (July 2008)
Happy new year everyone! Appropriately, we enter a new year here too. Let’s look at Harry in Amazing Spider-Man #68, #70, and #71! 1968 saw Peter have a big confrontation with Norman Osborn in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine, and this is very much on his mind as we shift sideways into Amazing Spider-Man.… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #68-71 (1968-1969)
We knew already that the chances of seeing Harry in the flesh in No Way Home were incredibly slim, what with the sexual abuse allegations against James Franco (2002-2007 Harry) and the fact that Dane Dehaan (2014 Harry) has indicated he doesn’t want to return to the franchise. But does the character get a mention,… Read More Does Harry Osborn get a mention in No Way Home?
If you’ve been following any Spider-Man blogs over the past couple of years, you’ll probably know already that Timothee Chalamet is far and away the most popular casting idea for an MCU Harry. And now Tom Holland’s weighed in as well: They’re friends, Holland thinks he’d be “good” in the role, and Chalamet’s worked with… Read More The possibility of Timothee Chalamet as Harry Osborn
I wasn’t completely sure where this fitted into continuity, but since Norman isn’t missing and Peter and Gwen are back together it appears to come after Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2. There’s actually three stories in this comic and the one we’re after is “The Reprehensible Riddle of… the Sorcerer!” which features Spider-Man, our boy Harry… Read More Marvel Super-Heroes #14 (1968)
The Spider-Man Playstation game (let’s call it Spider-Man PS4 to avoid confusion, though I gather its universe designation is Earth-1048) presents one of my favourite takes on Harry. Even though he doesn’t show up in the flesh until the end we do learn a lot about him from environmental storytelling. There’s some great easter eggs… Read More Harry Osborn in Spider-Man PS4: References and easter eggs!
The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer dropped yesterday and everyone is gleefully dissecting it. No sign of Tobey-Spidey or Andrew-Spidey yet but lots of hints that they’ll be in there somewhere. And this, who’s this? Nope, it’s not Harry, sorry! Lots of people have said it is but I’m positive it’s Willem Dafoe as Norman.… Read More Is Harry Osborn in No Way Home?
In a recent interview Andrew Garfield got talking about how badly he wanted his version of Spider-Man to be bisexual, something I think a lot of people (including me!) would have liked very much. God bless Andrew, he’s been pushing for this for years. Back in 2013 he told Entertainment Weekly, “What if MJ is… Read More Edge of Spider-Geddon #4: The one where Peter Parker actually (probably) is into guys
A new animated Spider-Man show was announced yesterday! Another one on top of the one we already have! But hey, the more the merrier. This one is a prequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, set in high school as MCU-Peter becomes Spider-Man for the first time. I do really like that tiny sample of what the show’s… Read More Spider-Man: Freshman Year
The official Spider-Man twitter unexpectedly dropped a new (lady) Goblin yesterday: The whole twitter announcement thread is here, but it doesn’t give many clues to her identity: (Also, it’s interesting that Harry isn’t included in that list.) So I’m wondering – who is she? My top picks: Liz Allan. Honestly, the comics have been dying… Read More Queen Goblin