Comic Book Challenge Day 17

Comic Book Challenge Day 17: Most Useless Villain

Grey Goblin

A hard question, but today I really had to think about a useless villain. My gut was to go with any whacky silver-age foes from a Batman or Superman comic. Instead I’m looking at “useless” from a different point of view.

The Grey Goblin, or Gabriel Stacy, is the son of Gwen Stacy and Normal Osborn! As a fan, I just don’t get the Gwen/Norman affair thing. It was all written after her death and just seemed like needless and unnecessary retconning. The kids that were born from that relationship, I feel, were also pointless. The only purpose for this villain is to create some emotional connection with Peter, the¬†only use they really serve is to spit on Peter’s memory of Gwen. Uhg… Okay, I’m done. Rant over.

Grey Goblin