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Review: Superior Spider-Man #11

Written by Jim Gramm on Friday, June 07 2013 and posted in Reviews

Review: Superior Spider-Man #11

Part 1 of 3 in an escape attempt of the Raft.

For issue number 11 of the Superior Spider-Man, he is invited to the SHIELD prison known as the Raft by Mayor Jameson to provide extra security during the execution of the Spider Slayer. The Spider Slayer is of course most known for killing Jameson's wife. The Spider Slayer is drawn as a very ugly looking creature and just seems evil without him even doing anything.

Doc Ock relishes the opportunity to make sure the Spider Slayer doesn't try anything funny during his final moments. Despite being a villain for so long, he now seems to have this odd sense of duty to be the best hero Spider-Man can be, since taking over Parker's body. Just before the execution takes place, we see the Spider Slayer has been particularly violent leading up to his demise by beating up Boomerang, the Vulture, and Scorpion.

These other villains play a role later when as expected, Spider Slayer tries to escape using his own little spider minions to over run the Raft. Luckily Spider-Man has thought of almost everything to counter any escape plans by Spider Slayer, including using his own little spider bots to counter Spider Slayer's. The only thing Spider-Man didn't account for was the aforementioned injured bad guys getting healed and helping the Spider Slayer, who put them in bandages to try and help him escape.

This issue starts a three-part arc about the escape off the Raft by Spider Slayer and company. Its seems like a nice little interlude for the series after going through the big event of eliminating Peter from his own brain. This issue wasn’t the best in the series but was above par. My favorite parts of this book were when Doc Ock is starting realize that he is Parker, for better or worse it the path he chose and he trying to learn to live with it.

From Parker not having his doctorate to his sense of responsibility, Doc is learning that being Spider-Man isn't easy and that the grass is always greener on the other side. I'm not real familiar with the Spider Slayer but after his antics on the raft, he posses an interesting threat. I have a feeling after this arc he won't stick around but the potential clash with the Goblin gang is what I'm waiting for.

That hopefully has to be near and I can't wait for whats in store. After seeing the gang of goblin's in the previous issue, my mind had been racing about how and when they will strike. Whether or not Norman or Harry Osborn is apart of it, color me intrigued on this new take on an old foe. Until then I hope more teasers of it are thrown in this arc to make issues 12 and 13 worth my money.


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