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Red Goblin #7

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.


As the new RED GOBLIN, Normie Osborn has tried to do the right thing and in the process, has had to face down small-time criminals and lowlifes.

That will leave him poorly prepared for when the bloodthirsty and brutal mercenary CROSSBONES tracks him down, intent on taking both Normie’s symbiote AND HIS LIFE!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Spider Man Crawlspace

    The Osborns already have such a rich, deep, and dark history, but Normie is only improving their collective timeline as he seeks to redeem all the sins, downfalls and scars left behind by the men before him. It may appear to be an insurmountable task at times, but with his symbiote friend, and the other members of the Spider-Man family, the sky is the limit for this kid.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    Red Goblin #7 continues to mix forgotten parts of the Spider-Man mythos with a new, youthful main protagonist that is effortlessly plotted with depth, tension, and impressive character work backed up by strong art.

  • 70

    Normie and Rascal are front and center in Red Goblin #7, but they aren’t the issue’s biggest winners. That award goes to the Goblin Knight and Tim, as writer Alex Paknadel quickly showcases a clear rapport between the two enemies turned allies and endears both to readers throughout the issue in a major way. Until now I wasn’t exactly invested in the Goblin King’s power play, but with how things have played out during the double cross, I’m clearly invested now. That’s not to say that Normie, Rascal, and Miles don’t have great scenes here, it’s just that I was more taken with the book’s other major story thread. Artist Jan Bazaldua and Rafael Pimentel and colorists David Muriel and Dono Sanchez-Almara deliver thrilling action sequences, and though two battles are interwoven throughout, they each carry their own energy and feel altogether unique. Red Goblin’s most notable duo might have taken a bit of a backseat here, but the series as a whole looks to have benefited from it in the long run, and this series continues to only get better with time.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Red Goblin #7 continues the chaos set up in the previous issue as Normie’s new symbiote Rascal goes berserk before it’s stopped with a little help from Miles Morales Spider-Man. On the other hand, Crossbones shows up to fight the new Goblin Knight, and it’s entertaining but also somewhat deflates his menace near the end of their fight. The comic does a fine job with the fights thanks to the art, as well as wrapping them up and setting the stage for the next issue.

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