Red Goblin trailer shows the terrifying story of a boy and his symbiote

Update: Marvel Comics has now released a trailer for February's Red Goblin #1, seen above.

The trailer showcases the fraught and somewhat scary relationship between Normie Osborn and the Red Goblin symbiote. Have a look at the trailer above, and read on for more info about Red Goblin #1.

Original story follows...

Normie Osborn, the grandson of Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, will get his own title in the wake of the upcoming Spider-Man/X-Men 'Dark Web' crossover, finally fulfilling his symbiote-fueled destiny as the Red Goblin. The new Red Goblin title, written by Alex Paknadel with art from Jan Bazaldua, was announced during New York Comic Con.

Years ago, Norman himself became the original Red Goblin when he bonded himself with the Carnage symbiote, combining that with his classic Green Goblin identity to become the vicious and bloodthirsty Red Goblin. But after the Red Goblin's defeat, it was revealed that a derivative of the Carnage symbiote had bonded with young Normie, the son of Harry Osborn turning into the youthful villain known as the Goblin Childe.

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

In the years since, the so-called Red Goblin has remained mostly dormant, though Normie and his symbiote connection have recently been involved in the current Venom title, in which Eddie Brock's son Dylan Brock is also Venom alongside his father. Now, Normie will get his own series spinning out of both 'Dark Web' and the ongoing Venom title - but will he be a hero or a villain?

"As a new Red Goblin, will Normie fulfill his destiny as an Osborn – or will he and his symbiote be able to make a difference for the better?" asks Marvel's announcement of the new Red Goblin title.

Traditionally, Carnage is one of the most bloodthirsty of the symbiotes, originally bonded to the serial killer Cletus Kasady. But Normie Osborn's own relationship with his spin-off symbiote has been different - meaning there could be room for a full-on hero turn.

Red Goblin #1 goes on sale February 8.

Venom, the original Marvel symbiote, is one of the best Spider-Man villains of all time.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)