COMICS: Marvel To Launch SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN Ongoing Series This July
It appears as if the Superior Spider-Man won't be going anywhere for a while just yet as Marvel has today announced Superior Foes of Spider-Man; a new ongoing series from Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers) and artist Steve Lieber (Hawkeye).
Despite speculation that Otto Octavius' time as the "Superior" Spider-Man would be coming to an end this summer, that now seems highly unlikely as July will see the launch of Superior Foes of Spider-Man. The ongoing series will focus on Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, the Beetle, and Overdrive, with the majority of the story taking place from the point of view of Boomerang (a character who recently found a lot of newfound popularity in Jeff Parker's Thunderbolts). "It's Boomerang's gang, though obviously, these characters being who they are, that authority won't go unquestioned," said writer Nick Spencer. "With the number of times Spidey's gone head to head with them, of course they're going to notice changes. In some ways, they know Spider-Man better than anyone.
"A big part of this book is definitely showing you the life behind the costume," he adds. "A lot of the time we spend with them, the masks are off. That was actually my pitch here: that these guys, they're actually a lot like Spider-Man, in the classic sense of the character," said Spencer. "They don't have the innate nobility or the desire to do the right thing, but they're hard-luck stories, just like Peter Parker is/was. They're not shooting for the stars so much as trying to survive. Every time they win in one part of their lives, they lose in another. So there's something intrinsically cool and intriguing about that mirror aspect of the relationship." What do you guys think? Any interest in this series?!
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