amazing osborn 23

We all know Norman as the architect of the Dark Avengers, and the man behind Dark Reign.  But before he turned SHIELD into an organized crime syndicate, he tried to be New York kingpin.  Before there was a Kingpin.

It was the first time Goblin defeated Spider-Man, and forced him into having butt sex.

goblin anally rapes peter

Okay, not really.  But it sure seems to be implied.

Anyway, in my view this was the arc that established Green Goblin as Spidey’s most diabolical foe.  Some folks say Dr. Octopus is the best Spider-Man villain, but I’ve always been a Gobby guy.

In fact, my biggest peeve about Dark Reign was that Spider-Man should have been the one to take Norman Osborn down.