by Punchy » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:10 am
I’m a huge fan of the concept behind Superior Spider-Man, it’s such a great, high concept, only-in-comics kind of deal, and it’s been a lot of fun to see Slott take things to not just where you’d expect them to, but beyond that. This issue continues the rapid pace of change we’ve come to expect from this series, Slott is not resting on his laurels, already Peter Parker is gaining more and more power over his body again. His interventions in the fight between SpOck and Cardiac were crucial, and though less dramatic, his being able to take control of his arm whilst Otto was asleep is a very interesting development. Also in this issue we see Otto also start to realise that something is up, it looks we are going to get some all-out war for control of Peter’s body. It’s Power Vs Responsibility in human form really. Of course, there’s more to this than just internal conflict, as Spider-Man’s erratic behaviour finally brings the rest of the Avengers into action. This intervention-turned-confrontation that closes the issue was very exciting, and I can’t wait to see the actual fight next issue. I just love seeing Otto burst out into pure Stan Lee villain talk at people, calling Captain America a ‘flag-waving fool’ was just fantastic. For me, this era of Spider-Man has reinvigorated the whole concept, it’s a blast, Slott and Ramos are at the top of their games and everything is running full-throttle towards an epic conclusion, whilst at the same time finding time for interesting subplots like the new Dwarf love interest (I’ve forgotten her name, sorry) and a new direction for Cardiac. Stop sending death threats and just enjoy the ride, people.