This scene is so frustrating to me — Norman Osborn has had super strength since he became the Green Goblin, yet everyone always forgets about it! Including Spider-Man, apparently? Unless Luke Cage weighs over 10 tons, Norman has been 100% capable of doing this since forever.
(Do note all the The Pulse references, though.)
To usher in the New Year, I wanted to compile a list of #10 great Norman Osborn stories, many of them very classically influential to his progressive development. If you’re worried that these are all fairly well-known stories, worry not: I’ll follow up with Top 10 Underrated Norman Osborn Stories to shine light on those great stories that get overlooked in all the chaos.
(And in case you’re wondering why my esteemed Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #14 isn’t on this list, it’s because — well, that’s more of an Osborn family story and I’ve talked about it enough! For now…)
So without further ado I will share the love; read on, true believers.
First of all, I’m sorry for the impromptu hiatus. Work has been exhausting me too much to write the sort of meta you guys deserve, but I’ll get right back on finishing my Disorders series and all the other ones I have planned.
I’ve been debating whether or not to make a post based around the upcoming news. Mostly, I’m worried about offending people with dissenting opinions, which is not at all my intention. My own feelings on this upcoming story are just that, and I bear no malice towards people who disagree.
The Avengers vs. The Green Goblin
Art by Neal Adams.
This panel is amazing for the fact that it looks like Loki isn’t paying the fuck attention to Norman at all and is far too busy playing with his own breasts, probably for the sole purpose of making Doom feel really, really uncomfortable.
Loki has no problem hitting things.
Anyway. I can’t say I was particularly in love with how Norman was drawn in this issue, by which I mean he looked nice but not even remotely recognizable as himself. Alex Maleev’s art was rather off in this story. But it was a fun story.