Otto Octavious has been determined to prove he’s a better Spider-Man than Peter Parker could ever be, and in this issue, he takes it to a level Peter never dared to go to.
Octo-Spidey’s been on the trail of Massacre, a serial killer who is incapable of feeling remorse for his actions. Massacre’s current get-rich scheme involves pitting mega-corporations against one another in a game of bad-publicity chess. He gets the CEO of a major company to pay him to commit his next heinous act wearing a t-shirt with the logo of their competitor on it.
The plan is foiled by Spider-Man, of course, but instead of bringing the villain in, Octo-Spidey decides the world would be better off without Massacre around.
Dan Slott continues to defy the haters with this initial arc of Superior Spider-Man. The depth that he’s writing Otto with makes this recent chapter in Peter’s life so much more than a gimmick. We all know that at some point, Peter will get his body and his life back, but to focus on that is actually doing this story an injustice. It’s worth your time and money. Giuseppe Camuncoli does a fine job with the art on this one as well, which should come as no surprise.
Five issues into Spider-Ock, I’m still loving it!
4 out of 5 Spidey Would Never Do Thats