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Subj: Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins Of Norman Osborn: Sin Count: Negative
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 at 01:51:46 pm EDT (Viewed 295 times)

The Spiders talk amongst themselves about their mission, revealing they had seen several visions of Peter dying in various different scenarios at the hands of Norman Osborn. Gwen says Peter is the kind of person who knows that there's a price to pay for a deal with the devil ('DOH). They need to save Spider-Man, but they must also stop him from Norman being 'cleansed'.

At Ravencroft, Sin Eater casts his mind back to cleansing Matin Li, aka Mr. Negative, which he appears to read as a a 'sign' from Kindred. He uses Negative's powers to corrupt a security guard, who leads him through the institution, shooting his fellow officers along the way.

Miles thinks are getting worse, as Julia officially gives the Spiders the title 'order of the web'. He asks Julia the vision she personally saw of Peter is 'far worse' than he can imagine

Peter and Norman head over to Norman's old cell, where Norman reveals has a secret entrance to a hidden lab. Peter finds Norman is working on something involving Empire State University, but Norman tells him that need'nt concern him. He discovers the prisoner contained in the vault is missing and scours the CCTV backlog to find out what happened...Peter learns Ashley Kakfa is 'alive' (it's actually a clone), and that, under the control of Sin Eater, she releases the vault's prisoner...IT'S THE JUGGERNAUT. Sin Eater takes a shot at Flint and 'cleanses' him. Peter is incensed and levels Norman with a punch, but Norman tells Peter that he is aware of Kindred, and that, like it or not, they're in this now together 'till the bitter end. A locker containing the familiar costume of the Green Goblin is exposed.

My thoughts:

I'm at a loss as to why they called this week's Spider-Man special 'The Sins of Norman Osborn', It's really just an extension/continuation of the Sins Rising storyline, and has little to do with past sins of Osborn, which in itself would be difficult to do because plenty of his other sins are things they can't mention out of shame (daddy to Gwen's twins) or editorial (killing Peter's child, which ties back to the marriage). So instead what we get is the foreshadowing of sins Norman is going to commit instead.

Further strands of the last decade and a bit are done away here too, as the first big bad of the post-OMD Spidey era Mr. Negative is 'cleansed' and depowered, with Sin Eater promising the aftermath will lead to a 'reckoning' (planting seeds for Dan Slott's 'Reckoning War', same with the Watcher's return last week in an Empyre tie-in)

Juggernaut is an interesting choice in levelling up Sin Eater, and I wonder how it will affect his appearances in X-Men if that should occur.

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