Red Goblin #5

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Cletus Kasady is back in New York and more powerful and bloodthirsty than ever! Normie Osborn, meanwhile, is eager to prove himself as the new RED GOBLIN! But when that eagerness puts him on a collision course with Carnage, Normie and his symbiote will emerge from this issue forever changed!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 7, 2023

    Red Goblin #5 keeps the character central while also advancing the crossover. Normie is the issue's focus, but the tendrils being told on a grander scale also flow through this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jun 7, 2023

    Narrative dysfunction, while super prominent and somewhat disruptive of the main narrative at hand, isn't enough to take away from Pakndel's skill as a writer. While this issue doesn't hit the highs of those that came before, as piece in a larger puzzle, it keeps up the momentum of both Carnage ReignsandRed Goblinenough to keep either from faltering fully in the face of a crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jun 7, 2023

    There's moments to enjoy, but I'll be happy when Red Goblin is able to get back to what it does best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    thecimmerian Jun 10, 2023

    Really enjoy this series but this issue suffers from the cross over curse. Normie is way too young to think and speak the way he does in this title but I can ignore it to be able to enjoy at least one spider book. I guess this would be considered a guilty pleasure for me.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Nov 3, 2023

    A solid issue here, even with the Carnage Reigns crossover kind of derailing this title a little bit. The focus is more-so on Miles and Cletus, which would be fine if this wasn't Normie's book. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to issues taking the focus off of the main character to highlight someone else, but I'm not really sure why this series is tying-in with the Carnage Reigns crossover to begin with. I'm just hoping Normie's encounters with Cletus and Miles lead to something worth while in the upcoming issues.

  • 7.0
    ResearchReader Jun 13, 2023

    If you are not partaking in the crossover event, do not get this issue, it is non-nonsensical and really draws you out of Normie's story. Cool fight scenes and great art but that is all I can say. I feel sorry for the author as he was clearly forced to write this.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Jun 9, 2023

    I'm not reading the other titles associated with this story, so I was a bit lost. Especially when this had nothing to do with the previous issue. Somehow Kassady can get into people's minds, control them, and talk through them. Whatever. It all seemed a bit weird. I still enjoy the character, but let's get back to the main story without the crossover. I did like the interaction between Miles and Normie.

  • 10
    Maluminary Jun 12, 2023

  • 8.5
    Texas VII Jun 9, 2023

  • 8.0
    Goblin22 Jun 7, 2023

  • 7.0
    Alias12 Feb 11, 2024

  • 7.0
    jmprados Jul 4, 2023

  • 6.5
    ComicWorm Jul 17, 2023

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