I guess we all suspected it, but it was good to have confirmation that yep, Doctor Octopus was up to no good. It was an interesting idea to have a villain who claimed to be saving the world, but in the end what we really want is for Ock to be the bad guy and for Spider-Man to beat his ass, and while that’s not happened yet, it’s coming. My favourite thing about this issue was Spider-Man’s big speech to the rag-tag group of heroes who agreed to help him, including Brit-favourite Union Jack. I wasn’t previously interested in the one-shot, but after that scene… I may well pick it up. There was one bum note in this issue however, which was Spider-Man and Silver Sable’s torture of Sandman, I can buy Sable doing it, but not Spidey, even though the stakes are very high here, he still wouldn’t resort to torture. Also, the scene where Silver Sable flirts with Spider-Man was kind of odd, it would be interesting to see them in a relationship, but I don’t think it would really work long-term. Ramos’ art was good, a big improvement over the last issue, which I felt was rushed. Here, he was back on top of his game.