Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1

Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1

Illustrated by: Michael Sta. Maria

Cover Art by: Paulo Siqueira

Written by: J. M. DeMatteis

Release date: April 3rd, 2024

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

NORMAN OSBORN WAS NOT THE FIRST GOBLIN! Norman Osborn is the GREEN GOBLIN you know. But he is NOT the ORIGINAL GOBLIN! Learn the shocking secrets of the PROTO-GOBLIN, and its dramatic connection to the Osborn family! What role does a young Peter Parker, who has not yet understood his great power and responsibility, play in this unfolding of events? J.M. DEMATTEIS (SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT) continues to build his legacy and the mythos of classic SPIDER-LORE, this time paired with rising star MICHAEL STA. MARIA!

In the thrilling pages of “Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1,” J.M. DeMatteis, alongside the talented artist Michael Sta. Maria, invites readers into a web of intrigue that plunges deep into the tangled history of one of Spider-Man’s most iconic foes: the Green Goblin. Released on April 3rd, 2024, by Marvel Comics, this issue promises to shake the very foundations of Spider-Lore, and it really delivers more than I could imagine.

DeMatteis masterfully unravels the enigmatic past of the Osborn family, unveiling shocking secrets that redefine the origins of the Green Goblin. Through a riveting narrative, readers are introduced to the Proto-Goblin, a figure of dark mystery with ties that bind to the Osborn lineage. As the plot unfolds, the intricate web of connections between Norman Osborn, Peter Parker, and the sinister legacy of the Goblin is skillfully woven, adding layers of complexity to these iconic characters.

One of the standout elements of this issue is DeMatteis’ keen understanding of the dynamic between Peter Parker and Norman Osborn. Addressing a long-standing concern among fans, DeMatteis provides insightful revelations that deepen the complexity of their relationship in ways that resonate with readers. The emotional depth and psychological tension between these characters are palpable, creating a captivating reading experience that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

Michael Sta. Maria’s illustrations breathe life into DeMatteis’ gripping tale, capturing the essence of each character with striking detail and dynamic energy. From the adrenaline-fueled action sequences to the intimate moments of introspection, Sta. Maria’s artwork elevates the narrative, immersing readers in the vibrant world of Spider-Man.

“Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1” is a triumph of storytelling, offering a fresh perspective on classic Spider-Lore while staying true to the essence of these beloved characters. With its compelling narrative and stunning artwork, this issue reaffirms Spider-Man’s enduring legacy as one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes.

Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1 is available on our new comic book wall and can also be placed on your weekly pull list.


Unlocking The Secret's Of A Goblin's Past!

Colors - 9.1
Design - 9.7
Illustration - 9.6
Narrative - 9.5
Subplot - 9.7


"Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #1" delves deep into Spidey lore, unveiling the shocking origins of the Proto-Goblin, altering perceptions of Norman Osborn's legacy.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin | Illustrated by Michael Sta. Maria, Paulo Siqueira
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