Marvel Comics Universe & Green Red Goblin: Red Death #1 Spoilers & Review: Secrets From Norman Osborn’s Time As Red Goblin & Normie Osborn’s Time As Goblin Childe Bleed Into Absolute Carnage?!

Marvel Comics Universe and Green Red Goblin: Red Death #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Secrets From Norman Osborn’s Time As Red Goblin and Normie Osborn’s Time As Goblin Childe Bleed Into Absolute Carnage?!

Check out the book’s main cover below.

Plus all the other variant covers we were able to track down in addition to the variant that opened this piece.

This over-sized issue has a few stories in it by different writers and artists; it also opens with up a quick summary of how the Green Goblin became the Red Goblin in time’s past.

The first story shows Norman Osborn struggling with…

…the innate serial killer tendencies of the Carnage symbiote.

They we see the Red Goblin…

…consume or kill an old acquaintance.

Then we pivot to Norman Osborn…

…threatening J. Jonah Jameson over trying to discover the Amazing Spider-Man’s secret identity.

Finally, and fittingly, we end…

…on a story from Halloween and Normie Osborn…

…who is spurred into becoming the Goblin Childe.

His grandfather has him hunt innocent prey, but…

…Normie’s heart isn’t in it despite pressure from his own symbiote.

The book’s last pages teases that the stories of Norman and Normie continue in Absolute Carnage…

…whose final issue Absolute Carnage #5 hits stores on November 20, 2019.

The Pulse:

We flashback to Norman’s Osborn’s first time as the Red Goblin and see how it all began between the panels of that initial run the pages of Amazing Spider-Man. Interesting story fillings, but most compelling read was concerning his grandson Normie’s Osborn’s time as Goblin Childe. Interesting both grandfather and grandson struggle for control from the Carnage symbiote. This story seems to fortell one or both playing a role in Carnage’s downfall in Absolute Carnage #5 finale later this month. Art was great in this issue, but the last Goblin Childe had art that was really not to my liking or that suited the story. Overall, entertaining stories nonetheless in this over-sized issue. 7 out of 10.

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