Norman Osborn has been revealed as the fiendish Red Goblin – but now in Amazing Spider-Man #799 from writer Dan Slott and artists Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Marte Gracia, the horrific nature of his true plan becomes clear.
Spoilers ahead for Amazing Spider-Man #799.
Following Norman Osborn’s debut as the Red Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #798, the arch Spider-foe has revealed his larger plan.
As Peter Parker rallies his allies to take down Osborn, Osborn kidnaps his grandsons (who were in turn taken from their parents Harry Osborn and Liz Allen by Harry’s long thought dead mother/Norman’s ex-wife Emily Lyman Osborn). With Peter out of commission thanks to an injury, Miles Morales, Silk, Human Torch, and Clash (whose respective flame and sound powers do nothing to the Goblin/Symbiote hybrid) engage, but Osborn tears through them all.
Fortunately Anti-Venom arrives in time to save everyone from death, but Osborn slags him too. Osborn escapes with Normie just as Peter arrives. Anti-Venom uses the last of his healing powers to fix Spidey's leg, and he pursues...
...But it's too late. Norman has already done the unthinkable - he uses the Carnage symbiote to turn Normie Osborn into a younger Red Goblin.
In the alternate timeline title Spider-Girl, Normie grows up to become both the Green Goblin and Venom – though as Venom, he became a hero.
The story continues in Amazing Spider-Man #800, on shelves May 30.