Friday, December 28, 2018

The Superior Spider-Man #1

Dressed in a variation of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume, Doctor Octopus has resumed his role as the "Superior" Spider-Man in San Francisco. The comic opens with Spidey Doc fighting Stilt Man of all people before resuming his day job as a teacher at Horizon University.

The first issue of The Superior Spider-Man #1 offers a short history of Doc Ock while also setting the groundwork for the new series and explaining how Otto ended up a new body living under the identity of Elliot Tolliver. Aside from taking on super-villains and teaching, the villain turned hero will also have to face his past mistakes when Anna Maria Marconi recognizes a familiar swagger underneath a new face.

There's some fun here with Doc Spidey taking down a C-list villain before a far more serious threat takes the field. Honestly, I'd prefer more of Doctor Doom as Iron Man than Doc Ock as yet another Spider-Man, but fans should enjoy this first issue. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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