Saturday, May 25, 2024

Amazing Spider-Man #50

The oversized Amazing Spider-Man #50 gives us the return of the Green Goblin... again. Starting with the tease from the character who after this issue will be known as the Walking Brain, we get warnings for and about Peter Parker which leads to the discovery that Norman Osborn has lost himself to the Green Goblin once again. Is Spidey surprised? Are we? Hardly. In fact there are several panels where Spider-Man yells at the Goblin reiterating he never trusted Norman and all of this was inevitable. Nice art, though.

This isn't a bad story by any means, it's just one that has been done to death over the years. You put Norman Osborn in a story and eventually you will get the Green Goblin (although certainly by bizarre means this time around). And before the tale is done Spidey will join Norman in crazy town (explaining the other part of the Brain's warning). The comic also features a number of back-up stories, one featuring the Black Cat, that are mostly filler to attempt to justify an absurd cover price. 

[Marvel, $9.99]

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