It is 1971 and a strict code mandates what can and cannot be depicted in comics. Think like… What Disney has going on at the moment except ten times worse. No swearing, no nudity, no defying authority, no zombies, no blood, no “sexual abnormalities”, no “sex perversion”, no sex at all in fact, no excessive… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #95-98: How Harry Osborn Changed Comics Forever
Here we have a gorgeous fanart depicting the journey of Harry, Peter and MJ throughout the Spider-Man Trilogy. And here’s the artist’s Instagram, which features a little extra addition to this piece!
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)
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)
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!
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)