Friday, March 8, 2013

The Superior Spider-Man #5

Writer: Dan Slott
Penciler: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inkers: John Dell & Giuseppe Camuncoli
Color Art: Edgar Delgado & Antonio Fabella
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 6th, 2013

"Emotional Triggers"
I can't believe we are already in the fifth issue of Otto being Spider-Man. I am growing used to the concept of him doing things his own way with a strange Peter consciousness following him around judging his every move. The whole new feel of what Spider-Man is has made it fun to watch the character grow and wonder that if/when Peter does get his body back, how long it will take for him to remedy the problems made by Otto if he is able to at all.

This issue finishes his dealings with Massacre and he definitely handles it differently than Peter would have. He doesn't pay attention to his surroundings as well while at the same time he is a much more prepared version of Spider-Man. He thinks things out before the attack but during the attack he isn't as quick thinking. I find that interesting considering that one of the reasons Peter always beat Otto is that he was quicker on his feet and more aware during the fight, even though Otto always seemed to be better prepared. I wonder if this is foreshadowing how Peter may get his body back.

After his dark dealing of Massacre he is also shown with the power of what he is starting to go to his head. Otto really does feel superior to everyone and thinks that New York belongs to him. This may be his greatest misstep and lead to him being defeated. I am also wondering what is going to happen with the reappearance of an old enemy that was teased at the end of issue #4.

It is obvious that there is a lot going on here and there is a lot to enjoy. Slott has a great understanding of Spider-Man as a character and I am really happy I trusted him going into this series. I still wait twice monthly with excitement to get this book. If you gave up on The Superior Spider-Man, I highly recommend you giving it one more chance.

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