Saturday, November 2, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1

Writer: Mike Costa
Penciler: Michael Dialynas
Inker: Michael Dialynas
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Cory Petit
Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 30th, 2013

"The Arms of the Octopus: With mercy for the greedy"

This final chapter of The Arms of the Octopus did not let me down. I have to admit that, overall, this side story was a lot of fun to read. It is true that nothing really major happened that is going to influence the whole of the Marvel U., but it was fun to see SpOck interact with the X-Men considering they have quite the history (even though this specific group doesn't).

Even though I felt the art fell off a bit in this final chapter, I really enjoyed the characterization of SpOck and the X-Men. They interacted with one another very naturally and there was plenty of comedy thrown in to keep the reader smiling. If I have any grief about this last issue, it is that Dr. Banner was underutilized. He was a decent level of comic relief while walking around naked post-Hulk, but that felt about it. Heck, we only really got Hulk in the last few panels as they contained Dr. June in Hank's interesting contraption.

Overall, if you are looking for a entertaining and interesting read pick up these three issues. They are a little more pricey than the standard comic but they truly do feel longer. It was really nice to read a special arc that wasn't completely terrible that I just felt obligated to read because it had some of my favorites in it.

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