Review by: TheNextChampion

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Price: 3.99

So Norman Osborn has been in almost every single comic we love in Marvel right now. It’s the same ploy they did with Iron Man when the aftermath of Civil War came about. He’s the big douche of the Marvel universe and the company wants you to know that. But I gotta give some leeway on this guy, he’s definitely deserving of the big push into the main antagonist. Osborn has done terrible things to Spider-Man over the course of forty years, he’s basically his arch-nemesis. Goblin Legacy wants to show this to you….but first you got some trades to buy.

Don’t be fooled by the title and/or cover by this. This is a ‘Saga’ book and I got suckered into it. If you don’t know, the ‘Saga’ line is where they focus on a character and their history. It’s like a mini-encyclopedia or wikipedia for a particular character in the line. There’s a Wolverine book out there right now, so you’ll see what I mean. The comic fooled me at first because the first two pages has some gorgeous art by Mike Mayhew. I don’t know who he is, but he is basically the next Alex Ross judging by this work. So detailed and has a painted quality to it, it’s uncanny to Ross.

However those two pages are just the introduction to two old school reprints of Spider-Man issues, a timeline of Norman Osborn, and the history of the character in trades. The two issues reprinted is written by Stan Lee and drawn by John Romita Sr. So there’s definitely quality with this. Also, it seems to be recolored for this issue; and I’m sad to forget who the colorist is but damn….old school looks great with new school colors.

Everything else is just pointless to review. The timeline and chronology for the character is nice. In fact I would want a whole book with chronological trades for each character. That would rule and be much easier to follow to find trades. Anyways, it’s just something you could all find for free online. If your not willing to drop $50 for a whole encyclopedia of the Marvel Universe, then these Saga books could be interesting to flip threw at the store. Overall though, this is definitely not worth your time and money.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 3 - Good

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