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Worst: The motivation behind Gwen's death
While Webb did an amazing job of staging the scene where Gwen dies, he did a remarkably bad job of building up to it. Harry tries to cure his disease with a chemical injection. Instead, it makes him into the Green Goblin and almost kills him. In short order, he (A) finds a glider and a power suit that he masters within seconds of putting them on, (B) turns into a figure of pure ridiculous evil, (C) shows up at the exact right second to figure out that Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker and (D) graduates to the murder of an innocent without any hesitation. The reason her death mattered in comics was because of the years the series spent building up to it. The only reason it will matter to this series is because losing Emma Stone robs them of one of the few things that actually worked.
-- Drew McWeeny