Proving once again that in comic books no idea ever strikes only once: Two months ago in Identity Crisis #2 it was revealed that Sue Dibny was raped by Dr Light, and Saint Barry (er, I mean, the Flash) cast the deciding vote to mess with his mind. Now, in Amazing Spider-Man #512, we learn that the father of the children of the silver age’s other saint, Gwen Stacy, was Norman (the Green Goblin) Osborn. (Well, okay, it wasn’t really a comparable situation. Gwen wasn’t raped, she was seduced by the sheer power of Osborn’s personality. Something else I really didn’t need to see happen on-panel.)

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