Marvel Comics: The Green Goblin is returning to torment Spider-Man

The Green Goblin is returning in Amazing Spider-Man and he will likely make Peter's life worse than ever.

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Norman Osborn has been Spider-Man’s deadliest enemy for decades. Unlike some villains, Norman makes his vendetta personal. He killed Gwen Stacy (The Amazing Spider-Man No. 121), locked Aunt May in a casket in a graveyard Marvel Knights Spider-Man by Mark Millar), and so many more atrocious things. During Amazing Spider-Man: Last Remains, Norman’s sins were eaten. He took this as an opportunity to become a better person and succeeded.

Osborn and Peter worked together to make New York City safer. Osborn protected people as the Gold Goblin and created a new tech suit for Spider-Man. Peter even began to look at Norman as a friend. Everything was going great until Amazing Spider-Man No. 35.

The Goblin Queen (not Jean Grey’s cline) and Kraven the Hunter conspired to give Norman Osborn his sins back (Amazing Spider-Man No. 32). Instead, they were given to Peter. At the end of the four-part series, Osborn is seen at hsi desk saying “heh” with a very Green Goblin smile. This wasn't an isolated incident. It was recently reported that the Green Goblin is returning to Marvel Comics.

As fun as hero Norman Osborn was, villain Osborn feels right. Every hero needs a nemesis. Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, and Carnage are all great antagonists, but they aren’t the Green Goblin. Norman can be more demented, cunning, and evil than all of them combined. And, with his return, he'll feel the need to go bigger. That means all of his deviant behavior focused directly on everyone Peter loves before going after Spidey.

Miles Morales, Mary Jane, Kamala Khan, and Spider-Boy will all be in danger. Don’t be shocked when someone is put in the intensive care unit, or someone dies in this series. Brace yourselves, this is going to be good. Stay tuned to Bam Smack Pow to find out how far Norman Osborn goes.