Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy

This storyline is so widely known that I felt I had no choice but to read it. It deals with the drug abuse of Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s best friend Harry Osborn, the madness of his father Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin and the villainous Goblin causing the death of Parker’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. The comics are over thirty years old and it shows, but it is still impressive that true emotion and groundbreaking work was done here. Oddly enough, the one thing I thought I’d find—emotional residence over the death of Gwen—was completely absent. Maybe it’s the fault of the collection as Gwen is barely a footnote throughout the events and her death is incidental at best.