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December 19, 2013

By Joy Mercado

Norman Osborn, CEO of Oscorp Industries, not seen in public or heard from in months, remains in seclusion amidst growing speculation about the severity of his condition.

The mounting concern for Osborn’s health, combined with Oscorp Industries’ recent problems with Dr. Curt Connors, has generated increased focus on the readiness of the company’s heir apparent, Harry Osborn, to assume control of the multinational conglomerate.

When asked for an official statement about Harry’s role with the company, the standard company PR line is “Harry is currently studying in Europe.”

After being shown photographic evidence of Harry partying on the Riviera with a bevy of barely-clad supermodels, Oscorp’s spokesman Donald Menken said, “A snapshot cannot capture a life. Harry is a brilliant young man with a very bright future. He may be a little green, but the future is bright.”