Norman Osborn Returns as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #850

Ahead of this week's reveal of Marvel Comics' solicitations for September 2020, Marvel has let folk know that the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #850 by Nick Spencer and Ryan Cody will see the return of Norman Osborn to the series. as the Green Goblin. That's the legacy number of course, the actual number of this volume will be #49. Which means Marvel may have a #50 to follow #850.

Norman Osborn has been a presence in the Marvel Universe of late, often as a businessman or politician, and Amazing Spider-Man #800 saw him merged with Carnage as the Red Goblin. Imprisoned, he has also been subject to the attentions of Kindred. But now Osborn is returning to his original hue, as created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee.

 Writer Nick Spencer and artists Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley will be joined by a veritable Hall of Fame of Spider-Creators to chronicle this climactic chapter in the wall crawler's years-long conflict with the Goblin-masked madman. And as if that wasn't enough, the issue will also boast a collection of prestige short stories by Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Aaron Kuder, and Saladin Ahmed!

"This is maybe the most action-packed and harrowing issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ever!" teases Executive Editor Nick Lowe. "There are so many twists and turns and Spidey has never had his back up against a wall like this before."

Spidey has faced his share of hardships, but even the worst things that have happened to him are just a prelude to what transpires here. This colossal showdown will come crashing into comic shops this September, and is not to be missed!

Might this mean a Kindred revelation as well? Or will we have to wait until #900?

Norman Osborn Returns as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #850.
Norman Osborn Returns as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #850.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #850 (#49)

Written by NICK SPENCER with TRADD MOORE, KURT BUSIEK & SALADIN AHMED

Art by RYAN OTTLEY, HUMBERTO RAMOS & MARK BAGLEY with TRADD MOORE, CHRIS BACHALO & AARON KUDER

Cover by RYAN OTTLEY

About Rich Johnston

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