Norman Osborn is in prison. For how long?
You know, I still wonder how the hell Norman Osborn was able to become director of S.H.I.E.L.D. After his fall in Seige, it appears that the world has seen the last of him. Now locked up in the Raft, Osborn is surprisingly being patient.
To be honest, I didn't think there would be a real reason to read this. However as I kept reading, I realized how much of an impact Norman Osborn has been in America, and possibly the world. He's not just Spider-man's archvillain. He even has followers, with one already on the inside. He is surprisingly calm and patient throughout this issue, which works.
We also get to see some new characters who are locked in the Raft. While we get a brief summary of the characters' abilities, I like at the end of the main story, there's a origin story of one of the new characters June Covington and her specialties. I hope to see more stories like June with the other inmates.
I know Noah Winters hasn't been a fan favorite in Spider man, but I prefer her over Charlie Cooper. I also like that she's in this limited series as I enjoyed her being in the Spider-man Dark Reign Story arc a while back. Kelly Sue really got her personality down well.
I'm also surprised that I like the artwork It doesn't look like much at first glance, because of how Noah and Peter look, but there are some great detailing in some pages by Emma Rios, and it's just some of the simple things. The coloring brings it out even more.
Although the title is called Osborn, Norman's not really doing a lot in this issue. Pretty much almost everyone is doing the talking for him. I'm a bit surprised that his goblin side didn't make an appearance. It's not really a bad thing since it is just the first issue.
Overall: This was a better issue than I thought it would be. I knew Osborn wasn't going to disappear forever, so it's going to be interesting what Osborn is scheming to break out. I guess I can qualify this as Osborn's Big Time.