Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin in Alternate Universes




This page documents all the appearances of the Green Goblin/Norman Osborn that do NOT occur within the 616 Universe.

The list below will contain the first appearance of the Green Goblin/Norman Osborn, but will NOT list all the subsequent appearances (for instance, all the appearances of the Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in the Ultimate Universe).  The list below is annotated in chronological order of their publication date.

Also, any appearances of the Green Goblin in which the character behind the mask is not specifically identified, we're including it in this list for completeness sake.  

Lo and behold the kingdom of Alternate Universe appearances of the Green Goblin and Norman Osborn!!  





So let's get started...



Title:  Amazing Spider-Man AIM toothpaste exclusive (1980)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:  Not 100% certain that it is Norman Osborn behind the mask, but its not stated who actually is...so for this goofy one-shot we'll keep it on the list for completeness sake.  







Title:  What if (Vol. 1) #24 (Dec 1980)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:  







Title:  

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1 (Dec 1981)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:  








Title:  

What if (Vol. 1) #46 (Aug 1984)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:  









Title:  

What if (Vol. 2) #42 (Oct 1992)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments: 









Title:  Spider-Man Adventures #3 (Feb 1995) 
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  Comic book debut of Oscorp!  Series eventually carried on as "The Adventures of Spider-Man".  The panel below is from The Adventures of Spider-Man #4.  










Title:  X-Universe #1 (May 1995)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:










Title:  

What if (Vol. 2) #86 (June 1996)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 






Title:  

What if (Vol. 2) #105 (Feb 1998)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:












Title:  
Spider-Man Chapter One #2 (Dec 1998)
Character That Appears
Comments:  Green Goblin doesn't debut until Spider-Man: Chapter One #8.  This was originally considered part of the 616 Universe but is now considered to be non-canon.  










Title:  

Mutant-X #5 (Feb 1999)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  

Earth X #6 (Sep 1999)

Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  Below from Earth X #9.  Note that the mask is that of Norman Osborn and his true face is the Green Goblin (this theme will be repeated throughout the appearances below). 








Title:  
Avataars Covenant of the Shield #2 (Oct 2000)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 







Title:  
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Oct 2000)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  The Green Goblin would not make his debut until Ultimate Spider-Man #5, the panel below is from Ultimate Spider-Man #6.  To date, this is the most popular Alternate Universe Green Goblin/Norman Osborn. 








Title:  Marvel Universe 2001 Millennial Visions (Feb 2002)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  

Giant Size Mini Marvels Starring Spidey #1 (Feb 2002)

Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  
Exiles #9 (Apr 2002)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  It is worth noting that its not clear that this is indeed Norman Osborn (could be Flint Marko).  We're including since its ambiguous, the only evidence being the beloved cornrows!








Title:  

Spider-Man The Official Movie Adapation #1 (Jun 2002)

Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:  Despite a true first appearance on the silver screen, this universe eventually made its way to the comics and, thus, to our list.










Title:  Startling Stories The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man #1 (June 2002) 
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 











Title:  

Spider-Man Legend of the Spider-Clan #1 (Dec 2002)

Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:










Title:  

Exiles #20 (Feb 2003)

Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  

Exiles #44 (May 2004)

Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  Powerless #1 (Aug 2004)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  
Spider-Man India #1 (Jan 2005)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  
What if Aunt May had died instead of Uncle Ben? (Feb 2005)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:










Title:  Mary Jane Homecoming #1 (May 2005)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:  Dream?








Title:  Spider-Man House of M #1 (Aug 2005)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  In this universe, it was Peter Parker who donned the Green Goblin attire!









Title:  Marvel 1602: New World #2 (Oct 2005)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments: 










Title:  
Marvel Zombies #4 (May 2006)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:  







Title:  Spider-Man loves Mary Jane #7 (Aug 2006)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 









Title:  Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #22 (Feb 2007)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 










Title:  
Bullet Points #5 (May 2007)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments: 









Title:  Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #28 (Aug 2007)
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:  Its not clear that this Green Goblin is the same or not from Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #22 (listed earlier).  We're including it on the list just in case.









Title:  
Spider-Man Fairy Tales #4 (Oct 2007)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:










Title:  What if Civil War #1 (Feb 2008)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin
Comments:  Note, the picture below is of Steve Rogers wearing 'patriotized' Iron Man armor.  I've included this picture because its worth showing the progenitor of Norman's Iron Patriot persona debuting here.











Title:  Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #34 (Feb 2008)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:  Once again, it is not clear if this is a different Norman Osborn/Green Goblin as compared to the earlier issues of Marvel Adventures Spider-Man.  Including for completeness sake.










Title:  Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #36 (Apr 2008)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:  Once again, it is not clear if this is a different Norman Osborn as compared to the earlier issues of Marvel Adventures Spider-Man.  Including for completeness sake.  In this story, Harry debuts as the Green Goblin.










Title:  New Exiles Annual #1 (Feb 2009)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Gold Goblin
Comments:  











Title:  Spider-Man Noir #1 (Feb 2009)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:  Another example where the Norman Osborn face is the mask









Title:  Amazing Spider-Man Family #4 (Apr 2009)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osbird/The Green Gobler
Comments: 










Title:  Spider-Man 1602 #1 (Dec 2009)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:  Unsure if this is new universe, unlikely not, but since the Green Goblin debuts in this mini series its worth including on the list.  Sort of a Man-Bat hybrid, no need for glider if you have wings.










Title:  What If Secret Invasion #1 (story 1)(Feb 2010)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  What If Secret Invasion #1 (story 2)(Feb 2010)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:











Title:  What If Secret Invasion #1 (story 3)(Feb 2010)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  Spider-Man Clone Saga #4 (Apr 2010)
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments: 









Title:  Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #4 (May 2010)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  Marvel Universe vs The Punisher #1 (Oct 2010)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin
Comments:  This appearance is short and sweet, just a head on a pike.








Title:  What if Spider-Man #1 (Feb 2011)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn
Comments:











Title:  What if #200 (Feb 2011)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/The Iron Patriot
Comments:









Title:  What if Dark Reign #1 (Feb 2011)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn
Comments:








Title:  Spider-Man Marvel Adventures #18 (Nov 2011)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  Spider-Man Spectacular (Aug 2014) 
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments: 










Title:  Spider-Verse #1 (Jan 2015)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  Spider-Verse #2 (Mar 2015)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  Secret Wars: Spider-Verse #1 (July 2015)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
Comments:









Title:  Secret Wars II:  Civil War (Sep 2015) 
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  What if Infinity Dark Reign #1 (Dec 2015)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/The Goblin King
Comments:










Title:  Web Warriors #1 (Jan 2016) 
Character That Appears:  The Green Goblin
Comments:








Title:  Spidey #1 (Feb 2016)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:










Title:  Spider-Gwen #11 (Oct 2016) 
Character That Appears:  Norman Osborn
Comments: 








Title:  Spectacular Spider-Man #301 (May 2018)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Comments:









Title:  Edge of Spider-Geddon #4 (Nov 2018)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/Spider-Man (yeah, that's right!)
Comments:  In this universe, Norman Osborn was bitten by a radioactive spider and he's responsible for the death of Peter Parker.  No doubt we'll see a lot more of him during Spider-Geddon.








Title: What if?  Peter Parker Became The Punisher #1 (Dec 2018)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Comments:  Peter, as the Punisher, kills Norman Osborn and saves Gwen Stacy in this alternate universe story








Title:  Infinity Wars Arachknight #1 (Dec 2018)
Character That Appears:  
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Comments:  Interestingly, in this alternate universe Harry appears to have the cornrow hairstyle whilst Norman does not.  I thought that gene was hereditary...









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HONORABLE MENTIONS



Title:  Spider-Man Unlimited (Vol. 2) #2 (Jan 2000)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Hector Jones
Comments:  This universe debuted as a cartoon and eventually a comic book.  This Counter Earth did not have Norman Osborn as The Green Goblin, but check out those boxer briefs that Hector sports!!







Title:  Secret Wars: Spider-Island #2 (Oct 2015)
Character That Appears:  
The Iron Goblin
Comments:  This is an honorable mention since its Tony Stark and not Norman Osborn, but since this story involves the debut of the Iron Goblin, its worth including.  Also, considering the Stark/Osborn history, this is a perfect fit.  








Title:  Web Warriors #10 (Oct 2016)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/Harry Osborn
Comments:  Couple reasons to include this Harry Osborn-version of an alternate universe Green Goblin.  First, his true face is the Green Goblin and Harry's is the mask, something similar to both the Earth-X and Spider-Man: Noir iterations of the Green Goblin.  Also, since we're not tracking 616 Harry Osborn Goblin appearances on this thread, his AltU appearances as a Green Goblin are still game.







Title:  Web Warriors #10 (Oct 2016)
Character That Appears:  
The Green Goblin/???
Comments:  It is not clear who this Goblin was, it most likely not Norman Osborn, so we're putting it in the Honorable Mentions section.