Friday, February 22, 2013

The Superior Spider-Man #4

Writer: Dan Slott
Penciler: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inker: John Dell
Color Art: Edgar Delgado
Letter: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 20th, 2013

"Aggressive Approach"

It is hard to argue that Otto is not functioning as the "superior" Spider-Man at this point. He is able to bust more crime, balance his schedule and keep up the pace. Granted he isn't as hooked on stopping crime as Peter was, but he is doing a pretty damn good job considering he was once one of Spider-Man's greatest villains. I still think it is weird whenever he interacts with Aunt May...oh well.

This issue dealt a little bit with Otto handling Peter's short comings. Not only as Spider-Man (being everywhere at once) but also as a student. He angrily decides that if he is going to be in someone's body they better be a doctor...which if you know Spider-Man, Peter was a credit short. While this is going on Massacre, who if you remember was spared by Peter after his last killing spree, breaks free. This doesn't really make Otto happy and he promises to right the wrong "he" made in the past by taking care of Massacre...

There is so much going on in this issue and this storyline that it is hard to not smile while reading. I am starting to like the nuances between Peter and Otto that is some sort of weird conversation that only one side can hear. I am also liking how differently things are going with Otto at the helm of being Spider-Man. I know that this story isn't going to last forever but I think Peter has learned a lot from this experience and if/when he gets his body back he will still be consider the "superior" Spider-Man.

Oh...and there is a cliffhanger at the end with Slott is a master at. I am so excited for this book to keep moving forward.

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