A new Goblin version of Normie Osborn, will he be a villain or a friend?
Recently Marvel has revealed the launch of a new series of comics called Red Goblinwhose main character turns out to be a mix between the Carnage symbiote and the Green Goblin. This comic will come out of Dark Weband volume #1 of Red Goblin It will be released on February 8, 2023.
The first Red Goblin appeared due to bonding of the Carnage symbiote with Norman Osbornwho subsequently injected himself with Goblin Formula, creating a hideous villain who came very close to killing Spider-Man.
Although we know very little about the plot of the new comic so far, Marvel has confirmed that it will be Normie Osborn, son of Harry Osborn and grandson of the first Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, who played Red Goblin in this new series of comics. Below we will tell you more details about it.
Red Goblin: adversary or friend?
The Green Goblin is one of the most great villains and enemies of Spider-Man who, in the case of Norman Osborn, became this villain thanks to the Formula or Goblin Serum.
carnivalit’s a enemy of both Spider-Man and Venom; this antagonist comes from a race of extraterrestrial parasites called Symbiotes, who attach themselves to their host granting them superhuman abilities and powers. This symbiote has a completely cruel and sadistic personality and is much more powerful than he seems.
Considering that the two on their own are pretty evil, the mixture of both can result in a completely bloodthirsty villain, even the cover of the comic makes the new Red Goblin look like an evil antagonist.
Now, as for normie osbornwe know that he is the son of Harry Osborn and grandson of Norman Osbornwho have been the Green Goblin before.
normie osborn is first introduced in volume #263 of Amazing Spider-Man from 1895, and in this comic has a complicated relationship with Peter Parker, Dylan Brock and Carnagecharacters that could play an important role in the new comic Red Goblin.
Another fact that we could highlight is that Normie has already been sort of Red Goblin previously thanks to the “fusion” or mixture of Carnage and Green Goblin, on that occasion he called Goblin Childe.
It is likely that one part of Carnage has been merged into Normie after having been Goblin Childe, allowing him to incarnate again Red Goblin.
Taking all this into account, we could deduce that Normie as Red Goblin will be a malevolent villain, however, the synopsis of the comic calls into question the true nature of the red goblin: As a new Red Goblin, will Normie fulfill his destiny as Osborn, or can he and his symbiote make a difference for the better?.
The Green Goblin and the Symbiotes have a history of wanting to do evil and slowly being convinced to do good, which is why it would be convincing that Normie tries to fight for good.
Curiously, Dark Web will also see the debut of Gold Goblina more heroic version of Norman Osborn as Goblin, who could inspire Normie to act like a hero instead of as a villain.
For now we don’t know what will really happen in this comic, but there are only a few months left for its premiere, where we will be able to see the true nature of Normiewho will chart a new Carnage-inspired future for the Osborn family.