The Comic Shenanigans Podcast interviewed J.M. DeMatteis recently about The Child Within. Now, as you may already know, to many people DeMatteis is the Harry Osborn writer and TCW the Harry Osborn story, so I was super excited to hear this interview and it didn’t disappoint! JMD on the origins of The Child Within This… Read More J.M. DeMatteis goes within The Child Within
It’s been several months now since the conclusion of Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man and the end of the Kindred Saga, as it’s called now. Am I still salty? Oh god I’m still salty. Here’s 12 questions I still have about the whole sorry show. Perhaps some of them will be answered one day?… Read More Twelve Questions I Still Have About the Kindred Saga
That’s a very hyperbolic title there isn’t it? Sorry. But even Tom Holland wants an Amazing Spider-Man 3 now, and I don’t, I really don’t. Just so we’re clear, I have no problems whatsoever with Andrew Garfield’s performance as Spider-Man in the Amazing series. Garfield is great! Emma Stone as Gwen was great too! No,… Read More Don’t #makeTASM3
This interview dropped yesterday and is a must-see for Harry fans. JMD answers some questions he’s answered before (was Harry’s death always the plan, why on earth hasn’t The Child Within ever been released as an omnibus) but some he hasn’t. Including, and this was definitely of interest to me, his thoughts on last year’s… Read More Spider-Man Crawlspace interview with J.M. DeMatteis
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!