Marvel Is Going to Crown a Brand-New Goblin KING | Popgen Tech
The solicitation information for Marvel Comics’ Red Goblin #2, released in March 2023, reveals that the publisher is about to crown a brand new Goblin King.
Marvel will be crowned with a new Goblin King in 2023 in the upcoming Red Goblin series.
Revealed in Marvel’s solicitations for March 2023, Red Goblin #2 will see a new villain take up the mantle of the Goblin King. Written by Alex Paknadel with art by Jan Bazaldua, the synopsis for Red Goblin #2 reads, “WHO IS THE GOBLIN KING?! A new GOBLIN KING reigns beneath the streets of New York – but who, or what, is this fearsome new leader of a resurrected GOBLIN NATION?! And why does he kidnapped Norman Osborn? And why did he drink GALLONS of Osborn’s goblin-serum-infused blood?!”
Marvel’s New York City may have a Goblin Infestation
While the individual behind the Goblin King’s new mask remains to be seen, New York City is currently under attack by another member of goblin royalty, the Goblin Queen/Madelyne Pryor, in Marvel’s Dark Web event. Madelyne teams up with Chasm/Ben Reilly, Hallow’s Eve/Janine Godbe and Venom/Eddie Brock to free the horde of demons from Limbo that Spider-Man/Peter Parker and the X-Men had to fight. One of the mutants caught in the fight was also a former Goblin, Alex Summers/Havok, as he played the Goblin Prince in the 1989 “Inferno” crossover storyline.
Meanwhile, Norman Osborn recently started a new chapter in his life as he stepped away from being the Green Goblin after his misdeeds were wiped out by the Sin-Eater in the 2020’s Amazing Spider-Man #50 (by Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason, Edgar Delgado and Joe Caramagna). Norman has since taken up the mantle of the Gold Goblin; though, he also finds that engaging in heroics is often easier said than done.
Norman’s grandson Normie Osborn receives a brand new Red Goblin symbiote suit Free Comic Book Day 2022: Spider-Man/Venom #1. Before that, Norman forced Normie to bond with the Carnage symbiote in 2018 The Amazing Spider-Man #799 (by Dan Slott, Wade Von Grawbadger, Marte Gracia, Stuart Immonen and Caramagna) and made him a “Goblin Childe.”, though the symbiote was later removed from him. Normie has not been seen since Free Comic Book Day 2022: Spider-Man/Venom #1, but the first issue of Red Goblinto be released on Feb. 8, 2023, promises to follow the character as he begins to map out a legacy for himself.
Red Goblin #2 features cover art by InHyuk Lee and variant cover art by Ryan Stegman. The issue was released on March 15, 2023, from Marvel Comics.