Marvel Preview teases the new Spider-Man villain Queen Goblin

A new Spider-Man character is on the verge of making their big debut. Marvel has previously teased the new Goblin-themed villain Queen Goblin, and she’s ready to make her presence felt in a preview of The amazing Spider-Man # 88. Instead of Peter Parker starring in the series, Spider-Man’s cloak is currently worn by his clone, Ben Reilly, with a little help from Beyond Corporation. Peter Parker has had his fair share of Green Goblins and Hobgoblins to contend with over the years, but now Ben Reilly wants his very own Goblin to add to his rogue gallery.

Queen Goblin’s identity remains a secret, but the preview pages for The amazing Spider-Man # 88 by Zeb Wells, Michael Dowling, Bryan Valenza and Joe Caramagna strongly hints that Queen Goblin is Ben’s girlfriend, Janine Godbe. Janine and Ben got some judgmental information about Beyond, which the company’s head of superhero development, Maxine Danger, put on a kibosh by having Ben’s memory erased. As the pages show, Maxine makes Ben think Janine is missing.

Marvel has assembled a creative committee of stars for the Amazing Spider-Man’s Beyond era. Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Patrick Gleason and Zeb Wells curate Ben Reilly’s adventures as Spider-Man.

“Queen Goblin was one of the coolest ideas from our BEYOND story summit,” Exec. Editor Nick Lowe said when the first image of the Queen Goblin by Arthur Adams was released. “All the writers riffed at the concept and character, and when Pat Gleason dug into the design, we all lost it. You’ll not believe this latest addition to Spidey’s rogues gallery!”

“When Nick and Zeb asked me to help with character design for QUEEN GOBLIN in Beyond, I was thrilled,” said artist Patrick Gleason. “We went to New-Medieval with some adjustments to the old Goblin toys. What’s even more fun is letting her out of the chain and watching the rest of the art team as Arthur Adams run with her. The writing team has worked like crazy to “Make her debut worthy of a queen. I’m writing a scene now that will hopefully melt some brains as well.”

The preview of Fantastic Spider-Man # 88 can be found below. The edition goes on sale on February 2nd. Tell us your thoughts on the Queen Goblin in the comments!

Fantastic Spider-Man # 88

Written by: Zeb Wells

Art by: Mike Dowling

Colors by: Bryan Valenza

Letters from: Joe Caramagna

Cover by: Arthur Adams

Number of pages: 23 pages

Release Date: February 2, 2022

Who is QUEEN GOBLIN ?! For nearly sixty years, Spider-Man has been defined by Goblins, and Ben Reilly has a brand new one entirely his own.


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