As it looks like he’s getting the crap kicked out of him.

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American Son Part 1
Written by JOE KELLY
Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—5/7/09, On-Sale—5/27/09

American Son Part 2
Written by JOE KELLY
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—5/14/09, On-Sale—6/3/09

American Son Part 3
Written by JOE KELLY
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—5/21/09, On-Sale—6/10/09


  1. April 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    That doesn’t mean he isn’t the American Son. It just means he’s not the Iron Patriot. Which, we already knew. Nice one there, Stephen. ;)

  2. Hitman Sam
    April 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm — Reply

    Harry Osbourne. I’ll take my No- Prize now, please.

  3. April 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I’m with you there Hitman Sam.

    Or maybe MJ’s message was telling Peter that she got recruited for an experimental Super-solder/sex-change program and it’s her!

  4. Rowan
    April 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    Maybe it is Flash with Prosthetic Oscorp legs

  5. Bazor
    April 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    If this image is actually in the comic, maybe Norman blackmails Peter into becoming American Son when he, er, re-learns Spider-Man’s secret identity.

  6. Pete
    April 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    Like Farther like son… AMERICAN SON!
    It’s gotta be Harry.

  7. April 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    Sorry hitman, I called that a couple of days ago. Check the initial post.

  8. April 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    i still want this issue settled as Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin.

  9. Hitman Sam
    April 18, 2009 at 8:00 am — Reply

    Darn it! Beaten to the punch! Oh well, at least I get a Runner- Up No- Prize.

    • April 18, 2009 at 8:58 pm — Reply

      We don’t have No-Prizes here. We give out the coveted Bronze Blok Award for service above and beyond the call of Spoilerite duty.

  10. Salieri
    April 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    Pah. It’s the Hobgoblin. He’s just a closeted Osborn fanboy.

  11. Jim
    April 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    Man, if Peter has that much blood coming out of his mouth, it’s got some bad internal injuries.

  12. Max Power
    April 19, 2009 at 10:05 am — Reply

    He’s obviusly Flash Tompson . . . . .or John Jameson as alternate solution.
    Definitely not Harry!!!!

  13. AJ
    May 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    Its not flash because he’s seen and hates the hardships of war. its not Harry because he’s distracted by his problems and love is starting to blossom between he and Chralie Cooper (besided harry disgraced his dad by opening his coffee shop, left him, ect.) JJJ’s son wouldn’t suddenly return to his dad after BND if it were him the story would need to evolve, and he’d need to aquire and learn about the new tech. Shame on those who thought it was Tony Stark he’s got his own tech and is trying to avoid Norman. My top four guesses: 1.New character (Marvel needs so new people to stir up ASM) 2. A fallen hero (sombody who’s had some bad luck with himself, his powers, the law, Norman, etc.)(Norman will most likely help him and land a “You-Owe-Me” kind of line). 3. someone for an alternate time or universe. And Finally 4. JJJ’s son, it’s logical but not likely.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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