The Liz Allan-turns-symbiote storyline has started, and (the late) Harry plays quite a big role! I want to do a “Where did we leave Liz?” summary before I get started but honestly… I have no idea where we did leave Liz because her characterization both post and pre Harry’s second death has been all over… Read More Harry Osborn in “Cult of Carnage: Misery” #1
Ah, Normie Osborn. Son of Harry, grandson of Norman, child of Goblins and victim of an inexplicable comic-book aging process. And now he’s got his own comic! Red Goblin by Alex Paknadel and Jan Bazaldua. Let’s see how the ghost of Harry factors in to Normie’s story. The intro answers one of the many many… Read More Red Goblin #1
I’m still enjoying Gold Goblin a lot, much more than I thought I would be. The ghost of Harry continues to play a large role, especially in this issue, so let’s take a look at him! Norman, fresh off his fight with Queen Goblin (aka an Ashley Kafka poisoned with his own sins) is having… Read More Gold Goblin #3
So over the past few weeks I’ve written many angry tweets and posts about how Peter and Harry and even Liz have been sacrificed on the altar of making a murdering war criminal child abuser Nice, and I still think that, but Gold Goblin is actually annoyingly good. Mostly because unlike the current ASM run… Read More Gold Goblin #2
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 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!
But none for you, Norman. Arguably my favourite thing about Harry is that he’s a good father, or at least, as good as he could concievably be given his circumstances and the weird damn demons-and-wizards world he lives in. Harry’s relationship with little Normie constantly highlights how different a man he is from Norman even… Read More Happy Father’s Day, Harry!