Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Review of Superior Spider-Man Issues # 22-26

It has been two years since Marvel “killed off” Spider-Man by causing a “brain switch” that put Doctor Octopus’ mind inside the body of Peter Parker. Naturally, this created a lot of havoc in the life of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, including plenty of unheroic behaviour, conflicts with the Avengers, and an “on-again, off-again” romance with Mary Jane Watson. As I didn’t have a chance to read all the issues featuring Doc Ock as Spider-Man, I decided to read the “Darkest Hours” story arc (Superior Spider-Man #22-25) and also part of the “Goblin Nation” storyline (Superior Spider-Man #26) from last year. This was one of the last “Doc Ock as Spider-Man” stories before the return of Peter Parker last year.

I have to say I was quite impressed with the quality of this story arc. Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Humberto Ramos do a nice job of portraying the chaotic world of Otto Octavius inhabiting the body of Peter Parker. There are the personal conflicts such as Aunt May’s discomfort with Otto’s new girlfriend Anna Maria and Mary Jane’s suspicions towards Peter Parker’s unusual behaviour. Also Otto Octavius as Spider-Man is a demanding and fearsome boss of Parker Industries.   Read More >>

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