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)
…. ……… …………Ah sorry, you were expecting there to be an article here? There is not. There’s no point trying to unpick ASM #73 because it makes no sense, even by the usual standards of comics. It literally reads like someone hastily threw the art together without the script being finalized or anything to hand… Read More Unpicking Amazing Spider-Man #73
What a tangled web we weave! The story so far: Peter was being menaced by the Kingpin’s goons, George Stacy was brainwashed by the aforementioned Kingpin, Gwen was distraught, and MJ had a job working at a club that was secretly a front for the Kingpin’s operations. Here, let Harry fill ya in. Harry drives… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #61 (1968)
Peter just returned from a period of amnesia, greatly relieving his friends and Aunt May who was virtually at death’s door throughout all of it. So now, in issue #59, Peter reunites with Harry and the two are totally cool again. The use of “Pumpkin eater” there is kinda ironic, isn’t it? MJ’s got a… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #59-60 (1968)
Things between Harry and Peter become strained in these issues! Uh… well, we ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to that. Starting with #53, Harry is starting to get very pissed off with his roomate’s constant absences- Gwen reminds Peter she’s a science major, but alas she’s also currently stuck being the football between… Read More Amazing Spider-Man #53-56 (1967-1968)