Today sees the big reveal of Kindred in Amazing Spider-Man #50. Or at least half of the reveal. We know who – just. We don't yet know why or how. But Bleeding Cool has been making some speculation of late and now it all comes into play. There are spoilers ahead. Big, whopping spoilers – but we also may still be utterly wrong. Your call how you play it. But let's run one of these just in case.
Okay, so Amazing Spider-Man #50 finds Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin at the feet of the Sin-Eater, plucked from hell, working for Kindred, making the world's villains change, and be aware of their sins.
Describing Kindred as "the boy". Well, there was no other option at this point was there. And as Sin-Eater does what Spider-Man failed to stop him doing, knowing there was something far more sinister behind it all..
….so Osborn is transformed. Could this be a permanent change for the character going forward? If he survives, that is?
But Spider-Man is already seeing Doctor Strange for help against Kindred,
He may be talking about Kindred, Sin-Eater and Norman Osborn. But not really. Because Spider-Man did make a very different deal with a demonic entity, Mephisto. And, in One More Day by Joe Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada, Spider-Man saved the life of Aunt May, removed his outed secret identity from the world and brought Harry Osborn back to life, at the cost of his marriage to Mary Jane Watson, deleted from continuity like that.
Bleeding Cool previously speculated that Kindred is the pre-One More Day version of Harry Osborn who died and went to Hell. And who fought through Hell to return to life, even when there was a Brand New Harry Osborn filling his place in the Marvel Universe, courtesy of Mephisto. After all Kindred had quite a fascination and knowledge of Peter Parker, Spider-Man and associated hangers-on. Remember this from a pre-lockdown Amazing Spider-Man #37?
And today, on the final page – some of that is confirmed. Click here for the big reveal. That's just the who. But as for the how, why or what – will Bleeding Cool be as on the ball as we were with Secret Empire?
Amazing Spider-Man #50 is published this week… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
• There are too many problems in New York City and Spidey can't be in four places at once– unless he CAN?!
• Peter's life is as complicated as ever but can science be the answer?
• It's a new year and the buildup to "Last Remains" and much more starts here!
Rated T In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 LAST
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
"LAST REMAINS" STARTS HERE!
• THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
• Spider-Man just took the beating of his life and we're just getting started.
• Artist Patrick Gleason is back on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ushering in the saga that is "LAST REMAINS"!
• Kindred is stepping out on stage for the first time and Spider-Man is not ready for the havoc that Kindred is going to let loose. Rated T+In Shops: Oct 14, 2020 SRP: $5.99
I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.