Green Goblin Returns – And So Does Gwen Stacy?!

It looks like Marvel has a huge summer planned for Spidey as the Green Goblin will make his long-awaited return in Amazing Spider-Man #50 before Gwen Stacy rises from the dead in Spectacular Spider-Men!

This June, Marvel Comics looks set to make some major changes to Spider-Man’s corner of the Marvel Universe in the pages of both Amazing Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Men. The former will celebrate its 50th issue with Zeb Wells (Deadpool & Wolverine) as writer, and it’s time for Green Goblin to make his return. 

The stage was set for this some time ago, and while it sounds like there’s more to Norman Osborn’s return to evil than meets the eye, we’re sure many of you will be hoping this has the makings of the next great Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin story. 

Talking of the Goblin, it was decades ago that he murdered Gwen Stacy; well, over in Spectacular Spider-Men (Peter Parker and Miles Morales’ first ongoing team-up series), it looks like Gwen has somehow returned from the dead. 

The two wall-crawlers will be battling Jackal so we’re guessing clones are involved; however, with it clear Marvel Comics has no plans to revisit Peter’s romance with Mary Jane Watson, perhaps now is the right time to give Gwen a second chance at life?

That would undoubtedly divide opinion, but she is Spidey’s first true love and that cover is bound to generate speculation in the build-up to the launch of the new series from the creator of the hit Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. 

Check out the full solicitation details for both issues below.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50
Written by ZEB WELLS with MARV WOLFMAN, NIKESH SHUKLA & more
Art by ED McGUINNESS with TERRY DODSON & more!
Cover by ED McGUINNESS

GUESS WHO’S BACK?!
• THE GREEN GOBLIN RETURNS in this landmark and massive issue of ASM that boasts not only a double-sized main story but some instant Spider-Man classics by legends and legends to be!
• The Sins of Norman Osborn have found their way home and Norman shows his true color – green. But is it truly that simple?
• Spidey and Gobby’s brutal fight is one for the ages and you don’t want to miss this ending.
• PLUS! MARV WOLFMAN RETURNS TO SPIDER-MAN! NIKESH SHUKLA tells a story that will stay with you for a long time. And more!

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THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MEN #3
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

• Love is in the air at the Empire State University Coffee Bean as Miles Morales and Kamala Khan get their first date alongside Peter Parker and – GWEN STACY?!
• You aren’t going to believe this issue of the best new book of 2024.

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