The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1

The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1 Part Of The Marvel NOW Initiative THEN Peter Parker Spent A Lifetime Living Up To The Responsibilities His Powers Foisted Upon Him, But His Story Finally Ended Dramatically In The Historic Amazing Spider Man NOW The New Amazing Spider Man Has Arrived, And He Is Better In Every Single Way Smarter, StrongerSuperior And He Ll Prove It, Both To Himself And The World, When He Faces Down The All New Sinister Six But Is This All New Spider Man In Cahoots With J Jonah Jameson And Has Carlie Cooper Figured Out The Superior Spider Man S Secret Identify Plus Spider Man And Mary Janereunited All This And The Return Of The Villainous Vulture It S An All New Era Of Web Slinging Excitement, And It All Starts NOW COLLECTING Superior Spider Man

Dan Slott is an American comic book writer, the current writer on Marvel Comics The Amazing Spider Man, and is best known for his work on books such as Arkham Asylum Living Hell, She Hulk, Silver Surfer, The Superior Spider Man, and Ren Stimpy.

✻ [BOOKS] ✯ The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1  By Dan Slott ❅ –
  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1
  • Dan Slott
  • English
  • 04 January 2019
  • 9780785167044

10 thoughts on “The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1

  1. says:

    Superior Starting Point This TPB edition collects Superior Spider Man 1 5Creative Team Writer Dan SlottIllustrators Ryan Stegman Giuseppe Camuncoli VILLAINS MAKE SUPERIOR HEROES There were a lot of buzzing and talking and even death threats due the decision of Dan Slott of changing the mind of Peter Parker with the mind of Dr Otto Octavius a.k.a Doctor Octopus.I understand the negative feelings since it was changing the mind of a really popular hero, one of the most popular heroes, with the mind of one of his bittest enemies Now a hero has the mind of a villain But I have to say that the change has been for the better Dr Otto Octavius is not any villain, he is one of the smartest minds in the Marvel Universe, even Reed Richards looked for him when the life of his very first child was in the balance, in that time, with a very dark result However, the point is that Dr Octavius is not just a criminal whose only assets are violence and mayhem He is a scientist, a mad scientist if you wish to say, but scientist at the end And also as a criminal mastermind, he has plans and counterplans, develops strategies and protocols A CHANGE OF MIND The idea of changing minds of heroes with villains is not new, there was done many times before, on the comic book of Justice League, on the TV series of Smallville, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer too, etc but the real key factor that makes this time really different is that Dr Octavius not only put his mind in Peter Parker s brain but he also get all the Parker s memories and along with that, the biggest lesson in super heroes comics With a great power, comes a great responsibility. That changes totally any plans which Dr Octavius may have once he would be in control of the body and powers of Spider Man Now, he is becoming a hero, but as a scientist and a really, REALLY smart guy, he noticed that Parker s ways weren t efficient, so he is starting to take a superior way to do the hero s job.He is doing decisions that Parker never did it and they are paying off He is not all banzai approach to the bad guys improvising on the road, OH, NO, he makes plans, he prepares counter attacks for each possible outake of the battles, he improves his patrolling duties at the maximum, and he is focusing on the important stuff, he can t be everywhere, so he is where he is most needed and where his superior help is really necessary Even he is starting to improve Parker s personal life too Maybe for some selfish and prideful reasons but still they are improvements in the resume of Parker s professional life You get to know Otto Octavius as never before, since each action of him it s explained and reasoned, and he is doing the smart calls and making his hero s job as one can t deny isTHE SUPERIOR WAY.

  2. says:

    An abused trope of sixties TV was body shifting Remember Fred Flintstone is now Dino, Dino is Wilma and Barney is the talking garbage disposal Gilligan s Island The Skipper is Mr Howell, the Professor is Mary Anne and Ginger is Gilligan this one has some porn potential My favorite non sitcom body shift was that episode of Star Trek, where Kirk was body shifted or is it mind shifted Too late with a woman he dumped years before Cue overwrought scenery chewing performance Oh, William Shatner This is why God created the Emmy.Onto Spider Man.Doctor Octopus has finally succeeded in shifting his mind into Spider Man however, Ock s old, decrepit body is no Peter Parker s consciousness now resides in the mind of the new superior Spider Man, watching as Dr Octopus does things he never dreamed or thought of and crossed lines that Parker wouldn t dare view spoiler Beating villains to a pulp and killing one hide spoiler

  3. says:

    Gimmicky, Bonkers, Fun Aesthetically, this was not really my thing too busy, inconsistent, rushed, sketchy, gimmicky for my taste The Superior Spider Man is not primarily about aesthetics, though it s primarily about plot a plot that is completely bonkers, interestingly enough, combining b movie sensationalism with screwball comedy, sixties television silliness with John Hughes teen o rama And yet it kinda works.The premise A reformed Otto Octavius aka Doc Ock has taken over Peter Parker s body, dishing out a superior form of superhero justice one that is a little on the repressive, reactionary, ruthless side, yet at first glance appears to deliver splendid results Meanwhile, Peter Parker s essence or something has died in Octavius body but never fear, true believer Peter continues to affect Otto s memories and behavior and even keeps hanging around as a ghost, constantly complaining about that new so called Superior Spider Man He s saying super villain stuff How can no one see through this Bottom line It s a ridiculously fertile scenario with lots of potential for drama, conflict, moral ambiguity, meta commentary, social critique, action, romance, comedy I ll keep reading In fact, it looks like I m already hooked, as I m really looking forward to some of those attractive looking spin offs

  4. says:

    Yes, this was just as good as everyone said it would be Maybe better.I haven t kept up with Spider Man, so I have no idea how Doc Ock pulled off his Vulcan mind meld switcheroo I mean, I knew he had, I just didn t read about it when it happened.I can t believe what a great job Slott did with this whole concept Let s kill off Peterand replace his mind with Otto Octavius.In what world does that sound like a good idea It shouldn t work Nothing about that sounds remotely good Nothing.But it s soooo awesome I cared I actually cared about Doc Ock It didn t hurt that Peter s consciousness is still rattling around in there, desperately trying to give Otto some sort of moral compass Good luck, Parker As an added bonus, it also gave the book a team up feeling to it And really, who doesn t love team ups The kicker is that Otto actually does do a better job as Spider Manthan Spider Man Which doesn t exactly escape Peter s notice, and leads him to have several facepalm moments Why didn t I ever call the police for back up Duh.Really the only way this could have been better is if Otto had decided to get a haircut Can you imagine Spider man with a bowl cut Nice.It s humorous, smart, and touching all rolled into a fun story with cool art.Superior Spider Man is everything that s great about the comic book medium.So go read it

  5. says:

    Prior to this series, a dying Doc Ock managed to switch bodies with Peter Parker so that his mind was transferred to Peter s body and Peter s mind was in Ock s body Doc Ock s mind coupled with Peter Parker s body makes him, in his words, the Superior Spider man while Peter in Doc Ock s body is dead though his spirit is still hanging around, stupefied at the way events have turned out Crucially though, Peter was able to give Ock his memories and a measure of his personality so it s not totally Doc Ock in control of Spider man he isn t 100% supervillain, and he does save lives, think of others, and generally behave in a or less civilised way than he normally would, much to his chagrin So how does Doc Ock do as Spider man Actually really well, both as a character and as a concept for this series He s still selfish, arrogant and ruthless but his Spider man is incredibly effective He creates hundreds of mini spiders with cameras inside and sets them loose on New York providing him with a spy network that eliminates the need for Spidey to go out on patrol if a spider camera picks up a crime, the app on his phone beeps and he can get to the scene exactly Pretty smart, if somewhat Big Brother ish, and an idea that s a great blend of Spidey and Ock There are lots of little things like that that separate this Spider man from the real Spidey, like the brilliant way he deals with the new Sinister Six in the opening issue, setting the tone for the series that this is a very different Spider man than the one we ve all read before The focus is on Ock s cerebral approach to crime fighting, incorporating traps and gadgets to accomplish his goals effectively This Spider man is definitely a new and interesting version of Spidey that we ve never seen before and makes for a exciting story as we can t predict what he s going to do next It is strange that no one picks up on Spidey being different his voice is definitely Doc Ock s, using phrases like everything s proceeding according to plan in everyday vernacular especially MJ Issue 2 deals with the disturbing consequence of Doc Ock in Peter s body that he might end up trying to rape MJ, or she would sleep with him not knowing he s not Peter Thankfully, Dan Slott deals with it tastefully and in a way that it doesn t need to be addressed again in other issues There s a brilliant scene that parodies Batman where Mayor J Jonah Jameson sets up a Spider man spotlight that shines into the sky whenever he needs him a light that Spidey quickly destroys, telling him it s like a beacon for every bad guy in the city to target Which raised the interesting question of why Batman villains haven t tried sabotaging the light atop the GCPD often Batman shows up on the building whenever the light is shone after all I thought it was a great observation from Slott anyway.Despite the jokey nature of the first couple of issues, things get very dark in the latter half of the book with Peter s grip of Ock s mind slipping he follows Ock everywhere as a kind of one man disembodied Greek chorus and sees the Superior Spider man becoming much harsh in his approach to Spidey s rogues gallery, specifically in his treatment of the Vulture and Massacre In fact, the way Spidey deals with Massacre might be a dealbreaker for many long time Spider man readers but just remember it s not Peter There really isn t a single thing about the book I can fault I even liked the sub plot where Ock discovers Peter doesn t have a doctorate and, his ego enraged, re enrols in university to get his PhD and gets tutored by a little person with excellent Italian cooking skills Amid everything that s happening, it should be a sidetrack that feels unnecessary but instead adds to the overall richness of the storyline Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman and Guiseppe Camuncoli have re invigorated Spider man with this storyline, giving the character a fresh perspective and creating new avenues of storytelling with all sorts of possibilities Superior Spider man is a fantastic series and a must read for both old and new fans of the character.

  6. says:

    Finally, years later, I sit down and read Superior Spider man to see if I ll enjoy it as much as I did when reading issue 1 years ago I fucking do, is the short answer So Dr Ock is the new Spider man With that it started a million online fanboys crying for hours However, if you actually read it, not a bad idea So now Dr Ock has all the memories of Peter Parker and the same feelings but that doesn t mean he has to do it the same way This is a man who wants to cut out the bullshit Have a life Take down criminals, FOR GOOD This is a man on a mission to save people but not bullshit around This is the Superior Spider man, and he actually is Good The art is wonderful I love Ryan s artwork, some of my favorite of Spider man The dialog is a step up, since Dr Ock spider man is far interesting and well done and it SOUNDS like him verses where I never thought Slott got Peter s voice down right The later half of this volume is extremely well done and the last few pages are near perfect for a new SPider man adventure Bad I thought the start was a little slow, and gimmicky with a ghost like Peter Parker following Dr Ock Spider man everywhere Overall this was extremely fun and easily the best Spider man story read in awhile His solo title has suffered but this, this was some good shit Hope to enjoy Superior Spider man s entire run now A 4 out of 5.

  7. says:

    This is just about the most brilliant idea I ve seen in superhero comics in ages Otto Octavius inhabiting the body of Peter Parker, spouting off his classic arrogance, distaste for all the Neanderthal morons surrounding him and being about as self serving and brusque as Peter Parker was not The dissonance from everything we ever knew about Parker is simply divine and wholly entertaining The insults he hurls at nearly everyone around him are hilarious like a symphony of comeuppance for the beleaguered Doc Ock, always a bridesmaid or would be world conquering genius , never a bride Now with the power and legitimacy of being on the good side, he gets the victories he s always deserved Ironic but he ll and I ll take it.There s something gorgeous about just how quickly and easily Otto s brain and Peter s body equate to the perfect crime fighter, and so ridiculously beyond most foes it s unfair and almost cruel This makes my nerd side just sing with joy I should be running naked through the streets in celebration of this victory on behalf of us nerds Otto s entire approach to solving problems that were hellish for Peter is just sogratifying and facepalm worthy Of COURSE that s how a genius and master plotter would handle these things what moron WOULDN T Little embarrassing for our hero, wouldn t you say This book feels like my well earned reward for setting out to catch up on Spider man that I embarked on early this year when I reached back through a Marvel Digital Unlimited subscription and started with Brand New Day.Watching Otto try to woo Mary Jane is like a symphony of teenage nerd losses, played out with big brains but still missing the clue on how to understand girls Bonus there s a special observer along for the ride, making the whole exercise a squirmy pleasure I d never dreamed The Massacre story is a little less exciting, because it s the same old threat and just happens to have a few Otto one upmanship twists to freshen it up a bit It s not that it s not good, just that it s playing out the same scenery with a slightly different outcome Somehow it feels like I m playing a video game here, and this time we re free playing a level with a new character Somehow it snot entirely fun, feels a bit rote Or maybe it s just that we ve trotted out Massacre, a C list villain, to give Otto the excuse he needs to take this further than Spidey ever would The repercussions on Spidey s life from what Otto is doing are obvious, and inevitably Parker will re inhabit his body and then have to deal with his wrecked life It s an interesting way to mess with the good life that Peter has earned lately, though it boils down to I was possessed a trope of soap operas that I wish I d never been forced to acknowledge I ve seen My mom made me do it, OK Art by Stegman, Camuncoli and team is good evocative, fluid action, and interesting choices but the faces look weirdly puffy and angular, and the acting ain t exactly subtle.All in all this is a must read book, and a lot of fun is in there I can t in good conscience give it full five stars, but it s damned close.

  8. says:

    Doctor Octopus has taken over Peter Parker s entire life Despite having all of Peter Parker s memories he s still doing things his way which is good, bad, and in between.A Dying Wish left me expecting to enjoy Superior Spider Man even though my initial thought was it wouldn t be too enjoyable seeing Doc Ock be Spidey When it comes to My Own Worst Enemy, my initial thought was correct Doc Ock is a resourceful genius, but the man is a total prick too Fortunately Peter s memory ghost or whatever it is has been keeping Otto in check for the largest part.I realize the writing is supposed to represent a strange and very unlike Peter Parker Spider Man, but the result is a guy I want to punch in the face Calling the news to witness his successes and making nice with J Jonah Jameson are just two of the ways Otto has changed Peter negatively.I m not sure if I ll continue reading Superior Spider Man because I can t stand Doctor Octopus as Spider Man.

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    So let me start by saying I m not a Spidey fan Sure, I ve read a bunch of his books in the past because I liked an artist or author, but never was so stoked by a title that I couldn t wait to get my hands on the next collection The Superior Spider Man has changed that This is not only my favorite Spidey book EVER, it has earned a spot on my list of all time favorites Now that that s out of the way, the hardback collection I read also included Amazing Spider Man 698 700 along with Superior 1 5, but I couldn t find it in Goodreads so I put my review here Here s the dust jacket cover image from the hardcover collection Sweet.Dan who Never heard of him Not really true, as I have read a smattering of his stuff in the past But nothing that touches this Had every one of my Goodreads pals not raved about this title I almost certainly wouldn t have even picked it up Mr Slott took a character and storyline I had no interest in and owned that shit Watching Ock interact with everyone in Peter s life as Peter or Spidey was fantastic I previously thought it would be impossible for Slott to convince me that a life long villain wanted to be a hero He did it in an entertaining and plausible way Ock doesn t just want to be a hero, he wants to be a superior hero Some of the stuff he comes up with new spider suit, spider bots, and spider apps is just great And Otto also does what any portly middle aged nerd would do if given the young muscular body of a professional soccer player Right He s gonna smash MJ Can t blame him And spirit Peter gets to watch the whole thing And then there s the art For years I have been jealous of the long list of great artists that worked on a title I really had no interest in Well not any The art throughout this collection was top notch Especially the stuff by Humberto Ramos, Ryan Stegman, and Giuseppe Camuncoli All three brought the kind of dynamic and kinetic work this title needed to make it a classic Glad to see all of them continue to contribute to future volumes and this insures that I ll be back for .

  10. says:

    I hated this idea from the moment I heard it Doc Ock has transferred his mind into Peter Parker s body, and is continuing to pose as him, and Spider Man It sounds like a gimmick, and it s painfully obvious that this will eventually be reverted I pegged it as an ultimately pointless, shallow attempt to sell books I read it anyways And, um It s actually really good.I still think that the basic idea started as a cash grab, but Slott has put in the hard work to make it something He s actually made Otto s thoughts and actions believable I buy him as a mostly reformed villain now trying to live up to his responsibilities, his way It adds an interesting dynamic, especially when he encounters an old friend like Vulture I loved reading how he d put his past experience as a creator of cunning plans to work It s a different dynamic Otto s Spider Man doesn t patrol, he uses an army of spider bots to watch the city for him, effectively than Peter could on his patrols He doesn t react immediately to a threat, he carefully plans the best way to react to it And he s certainly ruthless than Peter ever was He s also creepier than Peter ever was His interactions with Mary Jane are so calculated and cold blooded that it was uncomfortable to read For a moment, his devotion to Aunt May was sweet until I remembered that he d once been engaged to her And now he s cozying up to her again In her nephew s body Ew I do find those scenes believable, but still Ew Luckily, those scenes don t take up too much space in the book.I still think this was a bad idea, and I still think that it s a cynical ploy for sales at heart But nobody gave Dan Slott the memo, and as a result, he delivered the best possible take on the concept, better than anyone could have expected I can t believe that I liked it as much as I did.

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