COMICS: Chris Yost Teases Doctor Octopus' Mysterious Plans In AVENGING SPIDER-MAN

COMICS: Chris Yost Teases Doctor Octopus' Mysterious Plans In AVENGING SPIDER-MAN

If you're still on the fence about Marvel's new and "Superior" Spider-Man, this interview should change your mind! What will happen when the Doctor Octopus possessed Peter Parker comes face to face with Wolverine and Rachel Grey (a telepath). What does he want in the Baxter Building?

Regardless of your opinion about the Superior Spider-Man, there's no doubting the fact that having a Peter Parker who is possessed by Doctor Octopus leads to some very interesting story possibilities. While Dan Slott will handle the main series, Thor: The Dark World screenwriter Chris Yost will be tackling team-up title, Avenging Spider-Man. Talking to Comic Book Resources earlier today, the writer teased Otto's plans (it certainly sounds as if he's up to something more than just playing here) and his interactions with the likes of Wolverine and the FF. Below are a few highlights, but the full interview can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

If you look at the history between Spider-Man and Wolverine, it's fairly antagonistic. Wolverine is pretty much a condescending jerk toward Peter, and that's something that Doctor Octopus' ego will not allow. Otto will take Peter's feelings about Wolverine and act on them in a very Ock way. But the more important member of the X-Men that's a much bigger threat to Otto is Rachel Grey, a mutant telepath.

Spider-Man is summoned to the Baxter Building by the replacement FF -- they've got to go deal with something, and Spider-Man assumes they want him to lead the mission. But in fact, they've called him in for babysitting duty. But Spider-Man has his own agenda as he enters the Baxter Building -- as a former evil scientist, what treasures does the home of Reed Richards hold? Hint: It's something that Peter Parker brought there. But of course, everything goes south when beings from the future attack the FF, trying to wipe them from the time stream.

You'll see the X-Men, the FF, Thor, Sleepwalker, the Secret Avengers -- and while all these team up serve to introduce the Superior Spider-Man to the Marvel Universe, all is not as it seems. Spider-Man is up to something very specific. Or rather, Doctor Octopus is...

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Filed Under "Marvel Comics" 1/3/2013 Source: Comic Book Resources
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DioFoRio - 1/3/2013, 2:55 PM
the symbiot?
MutantEquality - 1/3/2013, 3:10 PM
Symbiot seconded
Spyder - 1/3/2013, 3:13 PM
If you were a formal villain embodying the mind and body of your heroic nemesis with access to all his memories, surely you wouldn't be tempted not to gain access to things you couldn't as a villain, right? It's an interesting point being raised by this incarnation of the character.
BigDamnHero - 1/3/2013, 3:18 PM
Wait, wait , wait. Yost wrote Thor: The Dark World? How did I miss that...?

Also, when Spidey #700 came out I was pissed. Then I was sad. Now I'm just intrigued about the possibilities. Pete will be back within the next two years, so go for it Slott/Yost. Show us what you can do!
TheRock234 - 1/3/2013, 3:20 PM
Hmm this looks like some Bullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Shitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
DioFoRio - 1/3/2013, 3:23 PM
@Yoss...that's disgusting at least make it healthy...take out that damn asparagus and add bacon....mmmmm bacon wrapped bacon.
Wildaniel - 1/3/2013, 3:29 PM
JonasWepeel - 1/3/2013, 3:36 PM

JonasWepeel - 1/3/2013, 3:37 PM
Oh....and is something new going on with Spidey?
Wingding - 1/3/2013, 3:51 PM
Wait, Doctor Octopus is in Peter's body?!!!
ATrueHero1987 - 1/3/2013, 3:51 PM
My subscription ends on issue #4 of Superior Spider-Man so those better be some great issues to keep me interested. No going to renew though. Instead I might have to check out Avenging Spider-Man by Chris Yost....I mean Christ Yost! One of the best writers at Marvel. Only if i'm interested it. :)
DeadPoolLax - 1/3/2013, 3:53 PM
peter parker will be back in a few months...
AUSSYACE - 1/3/2013, 4:07 PM
DannyD - 1/3/2013, 4:48 PM
This should change my mind?

Well it certainly changed it from thinking this is BS to KNOWING this is BS...
CoolantTech - 1/3/2013, 5:03 PM
I like the new direction they're going in with this new Superior Spider-man, I say go for it, people don't understand.. they have to switch it up sometimes to keep things fresh.

Them Using Ock does puzzle me though...
Here's something to keep things fresh as well

VIRILEMAN - 1/3/2013, 5:34 PM
It doesn't matter how they try to sell this, the story is still crap. This whole thing sounds like it was plotted by a child.
maxxgone - 1/3/2013, 5:41 PM

i gotta say that slowly...VERY slowly iam starting to feel the same way. im not saying i like this yet - at all. but i am starting to become intrigued and very curious as to where this is all headed.

i think the initial shock and 'holy [frick] you dan slott' is wearing off, and maybe ill lean towards 'ok prick, you better make this a fun ride on the way to bringing parker back'.

if it turns out to be a job well done - ill be one of the first people to come back on these boards and admit i was very very wrong. IF the writing turns out to be good.
JredTheRed - 1/3/2013, 6:41 PM
@YOSSARIAN - wow that looks appatizing as hell! Is that bacon wrapped? can you send me the reciepe please???? email is [email protected] please do i want to make that tomorrow.
jarel93 - 1/3/2013, 7:52 PM
This raises an interesting point: what is Ock going to do about the telepaths in the world? Is he simply going to think "Peter" thoughts when someone is looking? What if he slips up? This can't last forever.
ClarkFarley2012 - 1/3/2013, 8:06 PM
Dunejedi - 1/3/2013, 8:49 PM
Never mind the telepaths; all the good-guys follow telepathy etiquette, so they would only be familiar with his surface thoughts, if any. Anyone who deals with Spidey on a regular or semi-regular basis (his family/friends, the Avengers, Wolverine, Daredevil, etc.) would sense a difference based solely on his speech. His cadence, tone, vocabulary and attitude would all betray that something is suspiciously "off" about him. Not to mention his incessant wise-cracking, which is a hallmark of his character, will be completely absent. It shouldn't take any powers for people to suss it out.
mgeoff88 - 1/3/2013, 8:50 PM
I'm still not going to read it. Unless, it's Peter Parker's soul going back into his original body.

Or however Marvel plans to bring him back.

@yoss Damn you! Every time you post those pictures I get hungry. :P
LordHuck - 1/3/2013, 10:44 PM

He will just incorporate telepathy blocking tech into his mask/costume.
pepe - 1/3/2013, 10:47 PM
Keep Doc ock evil... Its not realistic having him being a good guy. And is Peter going to bang his Aunt now?
IronLantern79 - 1/3/2013, 11:24 PM
I still think Doc Ock as Spider-Man has HUGE opportunities for interesting stories.
xstryker - 1/4/2013, 9:44 AM
If we have to accept Dr. Spiderpuss, at least this is a clever story to go with it. And hooray to punching Wolverine in the friggin face.
AlSimmons - 1/4/2013, 10:38 PM
Why are you trying to tip people off the fence, Josh?
Spideyforevr - 1/7/2013, 2:30 PM
I know Slott is trying change our mind about all this, because right now I'm on the fence about this.

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