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Osborn #1

Writer: Kelley Sue DeConnick Artist: Emma Rios Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

BIG TIME HITS SPIDER-MAN'S GREATEST ENEMY! The world's most dangerous felon is in the world's top supermax-security prison -- an institution so secret even the vice president doesn't know it exists. But can any cell contain Norman Osborn? After the events of SIEGE, the former Green Goblin, Iron Patriot and power-mad director of worldwide security isn't allowed to have a toothbrush...and he's surrounded by the deadliest criminals in the world. Lucky for Osborn, they're fans. Rising stars Kelly Sue DeConnick (SIF) and Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) throw Osborn in the darkest hole the public's never seen! Featuring an all-new bonus story writte more

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 17, 2010

    After DeConnick and artist Emma Rios, who brings energetic life and atmosphere to the issue's many dialogue-driven scenes, Warren Ellis stops by to flesh out one of the murderous inhabitats of the aforementioned maximum security wing. In this back-up, titled "The Prime of Miss June Covington," Ellis and artist Jamie McKelvie bring the same wicked sense of evil the cantankerous English scribe brought to his Thunderbolts work. Seeing as how much wit and vigor DeConnick brings to the main story it's tough to say Ellis steals the show with his brief back up. But he comes close. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 20, 2010

    I was admittedly on the fence about this comic before I read it. I have never cared for Norman Osborn or, with few major exceptions, Norman Osborn stories, but I really dig all of the creators involved. In the end, the creators won out and I am so glad that they did. DeConnick, Rios, Ellis, and McKelvie flex their creative muscles and throw their weight around in a disturbingly complex and satisfying comic that pushes the boundaries of a "superhero" comic. This comic is nothing like anything else that Marvel is currently publishing and is an absolute must have book for your collection. This will get overlooked by far too many people, but don't be one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - T Nov 17, 2010

    The biggest obstacle a first issue faces is trying to set up the entire series. I can't say this issue is chock full of action but we get some major seeds planted here. Seeing Norman calmly doing nothing is almost scarier than seeing him in action. That image on the cover says it all. There's something going on in that wacky mind of his. The backup by Warren Ellis adds some backstory and further peeks my interest to see how all the pieces are going to fit together. Norman has something big planned and you'll want to see how it plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 19, 2010

    Emma Rios' work on the lead is itself strong, and although her Peter Parker could look a little more Parker-ish, it's clear that Rios is an artist with a bright future. Between her and McKelvie, it's a good-looking book, while Ellis and DeConnick keep the writing engaging. It's likely to wrong-foot those looking for Osborn in a starring role, but if you can see past that failure of expectation, there's a huge amount to love. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 20, 2010

    Deconnick and Rios have created an interesting world of possibilities for Norman Osborn. Read Full Review

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