Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #798, Red Goblin time


The Amazing Spider-Man #798 gives us a full look at Norman Osborn as the Goblin again. We even see how the Carnage Symbiote fits into everything.

Writer: Dan Slott
Penciler: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Wade von Grawbadger
Color Artist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Norman Osborn and Spider-Man have never been ones to get along. In The Amazing Spider-Man #798, Norman knows that Peter is Spider-Man and uses that against him. Despite Osborn’s obsession with getting rid of Spider-Man, he elects to keep his true identity to himself.

Before we dive more into the trouble that Peter faces ahead, I want to dive into Peter’s life at the Daily Bugle (again). This is a decision that I actually really enjoyed when Slott made it. The Peter Parker stories that I’m most familiar with involve him at the Daily Bugle.

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Even if Peter isn’t the one making cutting edge technology, he’s still doing some good at the Daily Bugle. He’s still in his element, just in a different way. Although Slott’s run is coming to an end soon, something just feels right about Peter returning to the Daily Bugle. Things have come full circle for him.

Getting back to Norman Osborn, we saw that he had the Carnage Symbiote take out the nanites that prevented him from becoming the Goblin. In this issue we see him become the Red Goblin because of it. The design for the character is pretty good. He doesn’t look just like Carnage, which makes the Red Goblin even more interesting.

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Oh and on a side note, Emma kidnaps Harry’s kids. It’s unclear if this is malicious or for their safety because of Norman’s presence at this point. But I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it’s a ploy for Norman to get something he wants.

. Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen. . The Amazing Spider-Man #798. B-

Overall, this issue wasn’t fantastic, but it wasn’t horrible either. It sets up the end of Spider-Man fairly well and now we get to see how Peter handles taking Norman Osborn down just as himself.