Spider-Man is stuck with a hard choice; save Norman Osborn or let the Sin-Eater kill him. Find out what is going to happen in The Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn #1 by Marvel Comics!


Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Federico Vincentini
Colorist: Edgar Delgado
Letter: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Editor: Nick Lowe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 16th, 2020

Previously in Amazing Spider-Man: Sin-Eater has turned New York City upside down! He eats the sins of the villains, absorbs their powers, and lets them live their life as redeemed people. However, his next target is Norman Osborn and Spider-Man is on the way to “probably” save him because it is the right thing to do. However, Spider-Man’s amazing friends may be on their way to convince him to turn his back on the Green Goblin. And if they can’t convince him, they may have to stop him.


Ravencroft is under attack by Sin-Eater and his men. Spider-Man finds Norman and they begin to briefly team up and fight off the Sin-Eater’s forces. However, Norman doesn’t want to leave and he leads Spider-Man to his secret lab. A lab filled with his Green Goblin equipment and a plot to defeat the Sin-Eater. Meanwhile, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, Ghost-Spider, Spider-Girl, and Madame Web talk about the vision they all shared of Peter Parker dying at the hands of Norman Osborn and discuss if they should send it.

Sin-Eater recently ate the sin of Negative Man and gained his powers. However, it doesn’t seem like his target is directly Norman Osborn. Instead he heads into a special cell. A cell that contains the Juggernaut and Sin-Eater is ready to purge him of his sins and gain his power. Norman Osborn assumed Juggernaut was his Ace in the Hole and when it seemed that he might not be able to unleash him as planned; he settled to work with Peter Parker to stop Sin-Eater and Kindred. Meanwhile, Spider-Man’s amazing friends make the decision to stop Peter Parker from saving Norman Osborn and they create The Order of the Web.


Moral quandaries are always good storylines. I love seeing the grey area that exists and this story became the trolley question. Do you save the one person or do nothing and let the trolley kill off five? Spider-Man made his decision to save Norman Osborn but watching this new Order of the Web go through this moral dilemma has been quite an interesting read. The writing here was very strong and the story is certain to set up a great arc. I was a little underwhelmed by the art of this issue. I feel that emotions could have been more defined in the people who were not wearing masks. Or at least maybe something with physical posture to get a better read of the characters would have been nice.


I admit that I am tired of Norman Osborn and Spider-Man storylines but Sin-Eater and Kindred are interesting antagonists. On top of that, we can see the expanded spider family in action and those characters are engaging for me. With that in mind, I give this issue 3.5 out of 5 stars for The Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn #1.

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Sins of Norman Osborn #1

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Spider-Man races off to save Norman Osborn from Sin-Eater but will he be able to overcome his hatred for the man?

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Pittsburgh. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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