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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Ryan Stegman
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Review by: Eric Schaen AKA Mighty Mouth @ AICN
It Won’t Stick, But That Doesn’t Mean SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN sucks.
Sometimes, you just have to wait and see. I was little surprised at the complete and utter fanboy reaction the masses had to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700. Undeniably, transferring Otto Octavius mind into Parker’s body and leaving Peter for dead is incredibly provocative, even for comics. But did anyone really believe this would be permanent?
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 picks up with Otto continuing his pledge to be a better superhero than Peter ever was. However, Ock is quickly learning that this undertaking may not be as simple as he predicted. Oh sure, he may have the abilities and memories of Peter Parker, but will he have the resourcefulness to cope with Parker’s responsibilities? Only time will tell.
H8ters will be h8ting, but I think Dan Slott knows what he is doing with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. Slott gives us a radically fresh approach to the character, and maybe the biggest obstacle of all for Peter Parker to overcome. As Spidey, Octavius is anything but friendly; he is calculating, fast to strike and without mercy. He also wisecracks with far more pretentiousness than Peter ever dreamed of exhibiting. As Peter, Otto seems to be happy dividing his time between scientific pursuits at Horizon Labs (Peter’s place of employment) and romancing the red-hot Mary Jane Watson.
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