I love this title so much! It is not only full of action-packed, Spidey adventures, it is laugh out loud funny. I am a huge Peter Parker fan, but Doc Ock is so, so good in this role. The opening story with the Spider Slayer showed again that Otto may actually be a superior Spider-Man to Peter. I am in no way endorsing capital punishment carried out by superheroes, but Doc Ock seems to be very good at getting the job done for the greater good. Because he was a former supervillain, he is continually one step ahead of the villains that he encounters.
Taking over the raft, and turning it into his new headquarters (Spider Island 2) was a genius move, and hiring Spiderlings as his "henchmen" was so hilariously enjoyable for me to read. His robots, the Aracnaughts, help make the Superior Spider-Man a legitimate military force. I could go on and an on about how much I like the new Spider-Man. For example, his new costume is super cool, and the advanced technology that he uses to fight crime truly makes him superior to the Amazing Spider-Man. If Peter Parker ever finds a way to make a return as the Amazing Spider-Man, I honestly want Doc Ock to continue as the Superior Spider-Man. In a lot of ways, I want Peter to stay dead, because this title is just too good. Thank you, Dan Slott.
Other quick notes:
-Taking down the Kingpin had to be done. Otto did the right thing, although it is possible this will escalate the violence.
-I like this version of Hobgoblin, but seeing him take over as the Goblin Knight may be fun too. I'm optimistic about this.
-I'm not convinced that the Goblin King is Norman Osbourne, but I could be wrong. Either way, we are heading towards a huge war against the goblins.
-The Lizard is a good guy now? This can't be forever.
-There is a nerd character that is really mad and powerful. I don't know who he is, but he seems important.
-Carlie seems to have things figured out about "Peter" not being himself, but I don't want her to solve the mystery. She is being aided in her investigation by Wraith. Again, I have no idea who this character is, or her importance.
-Norah got fired. What will they do with the character now?