“Otto Octavius is a man who cheated death, but at a price. When he exchanged bodies with Peter Parker, he gained the amazing skills of Spider-Man–and all of Peter’s memories. Otto finally understands Peter’s mission of great responsibility.
A tiny piece of Peter Parker remained in the Superior Spider-Man’s brain but Otto battled him within the realm of his mind and eradicated him by erasing the last of Peter’s memories.
Previously, the Spider-Slayer Alistair Smythe killed J. Jonah Jameson’s wife, Marla, who died saving Jameson’s Life.
Since then, Smythe has been imprisoned on The Raft, awaiting the day of his execution, a day Jameson has been looking forward to.”
And we’re getting somewhere.
This new development in the Superior Spider-Man’s story is something that I, again, have been expecting since the title began. I say ‘again,’ because I think I’ve already mentioned it before. Maybe. I don’t have the luxury of time to check it right now.
In this issue of The Superior Spider-Man, we delve more into Otto pretending to be Peter–and making his former nemesis’s life his own. And, in this issue, we also dive deeper into the things that Otto himself faced–and is now looking at with a different perspective, from a different angle, in a different body.
This is the interesting part.
And what is even more intriguing is how the villains are leveling themselves up to meet this new, more ruthless, Spider-Man.
That said, I still have the same qualms about the missing progression from the other characters–which list is continuously growing.
I want to know what’s going on with Carlie Cooper, with Mary Jane Watson, and with the Green Goblin. All of whom are already suspecting something is amiss with our formerly friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Where are they?
When will we see development in their fronts?
How long can they stay on the side, without their stories coming in too little, too late?