Yeah yeah, the ol’ “Top Ten Best Spider-Man Stories,” we’ve all seen it. But have you ever seen a ranking of the top ten best Harry Osborn stories? No? Well, how about this one? 10. “24 Hours” Date: 1987Issue: Spectacular Spider-Man #130Writer: Bob LaytonArtist: Jim Fern A sweet and simple tale where Spider-Man has, you… Read More The Top Ten Best Harry Osborn Stories
We’re now onto one of the best-remembered Spider-Man Deaths (capital D) Gwen’s dad Captain George Stacy. It doesn’t directly affect Harry much, this one, but it has repercussions for all Peter’s inner circle. It all starts in ASM#90… Peter rather touchingly looks in on Harry before he goes on the hunt for Doc Ock. “Why… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #90-94: The Death of George Stacy (1970)
Harry’s mustache has gone, the Vietnam War is still raging, and we’re slowwwly moving towards the death of Gwen Stacy. Harry appears briefly in ASM #83, seeing Flash off. MJ gives him a big kiss on the lips, but isn’t she supposed to be Harry’s girlfriend? Things are not good in Harry-MJ town. Harry looks… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #83-87 (1970)
Norman is back sooner than I (or possibly anyone?) expected. Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr have him now. He features pretty prominently in the preview for Amazing Spider-Man #2 and…thanks, I hate it. Let’s take a look: You’re probably sick of my negativity by now but this makes no sense whatsoever. Yes, Norman has… Read More ASM#2 preview: The Norman conquest
The Gwen Stacy comic starring Harry was thought MIA in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, but it’s actually coming back with a new name! But what of Gwen Stacy by Christos Gage and Todd Nauck which had #1 and #2 published in 2020 and then – nothing? Amazon has listed for a collection of #1-#5 for January 2023.… Read More The Gwen Stacy mini is coming back!
It is 1969, we’re onto issue #74 of ASM, and Harry has grown a mustache! He’s obsessed with it. Peter is worrying about Dr Connors and far too busy to focus on a little thing like his friend’s culturally problematic facial hair. (Little history of Fu Manchu for you there.) Harry’s reaction here is so… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #74-82 (1969): The Mustache Saga!
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)
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)
Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2 follows on from Amazing Spider-Man #66, but how we got to this point is a little confusing! Last time we saw Norman, Harry was searching the city for him while he lurked in one of his supervillain lairs. Norman’s memory of being the Green Goblin had clearly returned, but here it… Read More Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #2 (1968)
Where we left off, Norman was slowly regaining his memories of being the Green Goblin! And that forms the basis of this new little arc for Harry. Of course, it’ll evolve into something much bigger later on… Harry pops up briefly in #62. While Spider-Man fights Medusa and angsts about his breakup with Gwen, Norman’s… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #62-66 (1968)