Zero wrote:If you don't want to read about bad things happening to Peter Parker, I'd suggest avoiding comics with "Spider-Man" written on the cover.
But that's the problem with this story. It's not a story about bad things happening to Peter Parker. I'm fine with that type of story, although I also love reading stories where good things happen to Peter Parker too. It's a story about Otto Octavius doing bad things while people think he is Peter Parker. It's not a Peter Parker Spider-Man story, it's an Otto Octavius story and I don't have any desire to read that story on a monthly basis as a substitute for an actual
He'll bounce back out of this and his loved ones will understand and I bet that when he manages to get his body back he won't let Otto die because that's the kind of man he is. He takes whatever beatings life throws at him and keeps going.
And when he bounces back and gets his own body back, I will probably be there to read it. Like I said, I just don't want to pay $3.99 per issue to read about Doctor Octavius running around in Peter's body, ruining Peter's life, while none of Peter's friends or family know that he is "dead." Doing things like making Peter forget about Uncle Ben? That's not good storytelling that's just throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at the character because you can do it not because you should. It's not a story that I, as a Spider-Man fan, want to read about.
Norman Osborn is no longer the head of HAMMER and Mutants are popping up all over the shop again. Things change, and then they change back. Judge the comic on the quality of the writing or the art (both good not great) and if you're having this kind of emotional response that's probably a good thing.
I have judged the comic on the quality of the writing. The idea of the story is intriguing, I'll give you and Dan Slott that but there isn't enough meat to the story to keep me compelled by what is happening between the moment that Otto took over Peter's body and the moment where Peter finally regains full control. To me, this isn't good storytelling. This is simply one stunt after another, to keep people coming back to see what other tricks Slott will pull to piss people off next.