Marvel Just Killed Off a Major Spider-Man Character | CBR – CBR – Comic Book Resources

A major Marvel Comics supporting character familiar to fans meets an untimely end in a dramatic battle that’s been three years in the making.
WARNING: The following article contains MAJOR spoilers for Amazing Spider-Man #74, on sale now.
After three years guiding the adventures of Marvel’s mega-popular web-slinger, writer Nick Spencer ends his run on Amazing Spider-Man with an oversized issue that wraps up multiple long-running plot points. In particular, the Kindred saga comes to a dramatic conclusion with the death of a major Spider-Man supporting character.
Amazing Spider-Man #74/Legacy Issue #875 by Spencer, writer Christos Gage, and a collection of artists including Marcelo Ferreira, Mark Bagley, Zé Carlos, Dio Neves, Carlos Gómez, Ivan Fiorelli and Humberto Ramos, kills off Harry Osborn, one of Peter Parker’s oldest friends in a scene that echoes his father’s original death as the infamous Green Goblin.
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The story also unwraps the mystery revolving around Kindred, Harry Osborn and his father Norman Osborn, along with their connection to the demonic Mephisto. Of course, Spider-Man fans will remember how Mephisto played a role in the web-slinger’s identity becoming a secret again in 2007’s controversial “One More Day” story arc, a tale that has loomed large over the bulk of Spencer’s run.
In addition to Mephisto, death has also plagued Spider-Man throughout the years, with multiple characters, including Harry Osborn, having been killed and resurrected on multiple occasions. In Harry’s case, after perishing in 1993’s Spectacular Spider-Man #200, he was shown to be surprisingly alive again in the fallout of “One More Day.” While Peter is understandably broken up over Harry’s death in Amazing Spider-Man #74, he shows tremendous resiliency, which has become one of his defining characteristics over the years.
As one era of Spider-Man ends, another begins with Amazing Spider-Man #75. Creators Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Patrick Gleason, Zeb Wells and Kelly Thompson put Peter’s clone Ben Reilly in the spotlight as he teams with the Beyond Corporation for all-new adventures that kick-off on Oct. 6.
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Source: Marvel
Tim Adams is a Lead News Editor at CBR. He’s been a fan of comics since the ’90s, when his older brother introduced him to the medium. Some of his first memories include receiving a monthly subscription box with Amazing Spider-Man #353, the first part of “Round Robin: The Sidekick’s Revenge,” along with highly successful launches of X-Men #1 and X-Force #1. You can follow Tim on Twitter @timdogg98 where you can read his ramblings about comics, TV, movies, sports and wrestling.

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