COMICS: Is The End Nigh For Otto Octavius? First Look At SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #8

Following the shocking events of "Superior Six", the "Superior" Spider-Man finds himself wondering whether he's on the right path...however, he doesn't have too long to worry about that before coming to blows with Namor The Sub-Mariner! Hit the jump for a first look at Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #8.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/13/2013
After the events of the Superior Six, the Superior Spider-Man faces off with an even deadlier foe: SELF-DOUBT. Has the Superior Spider-Man been humbled? How can he come back from this? With the help of a guest-star even more arrogant than Spider-Man...THE SUB-MARINER!












SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #8
Written by CHRIS YOST
Pencils by WILL SLINEY
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
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TheRealistStarLord - 12/13/2013, 4:07 AM
OMG, they really [frick]ed up this one...
Havensent - 12/13/2013, 4:14 AM
Superior art here. I love it.
Mrcool210 - 12/13/2013, 4:27 AM
doc ock finally not being an arrogant prick? YAY
Mrcool210 - 12/13/2013, 4:27 AM
i was just sick of it in the book, maybe things will finally get interesting
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/13/2013, 4:35 AM
I don't like how they keep spelling it out EVERY DAMN TIME.
SuperSomething616 - 12/13/2013, 4:51 AM
The next line will be:

"...I am Inferior"

Thanks god...as much as I've enjoyed the surprise and change of pace I am SOOOOOOO ready for Otto to do one and Pete to return...

Seeing how Pete will adjust to his new life i.e new GF he doesn't know, having his doctorate, owning his own company, having his own henchmen and island and spider mechs....Slott has set stories up for years to come!!!

I can't believe I am going to say this but Slott was on the money with this one...please, please don't hate me for saying that!!!
ManCalledSting - 12/13/2013, 4:59 AM
Superior Spiderman is great so far. Slott has done an amazing job with the stories, and the feel of Ock as Spidey. Let the fanboys stick in the past, who hate chance, complain all they want.
TheDpool - 12/13/2013, 5:12 AM
At first I really hated Superior but now it just makes sense that they did this to show the fall of Ock and its going to make an interesting read seeing Peter adjust to the mess Ock has made, winning back the Avengers and everything.
jimoakley666 - 12/13/2013, 5:12 AM
That cover is beautiful.
KraftB0X - 12/13/2013, 5:37 AM
@SuperSomething616 100% agreed!!!
TelaVizion - 12/13/2013, 6:36 AM
CAN WE PLEASE GET THE WRECKING CREW IN A MOVIE!!!!!!


For every 2 steps forward Otto takes, he takes 5 steps backwards. I hope he sticks around for a while.

I don't like him challenging Cage for leadership of Mighty Avengers. He has his own spider squad to rule. And the Superior Six was a good idea, but he got too damn cocky and kinda messed it all up.

Spidey Ock just needs to be knocked off his personal pedestal a lil bit, and get his mind right.
ShogunNevets - 12/13/2013, 7:01 AM
Love the art
MrDonut - 12/13/2013, 7:30 AM
The only good Spidey book featuring October-Spidey. If Yost was writing Superior Spider-Man I might find it half-tolerable.
MrDonut - 12/13/2013, 7:31 AM
*Octo-Spidey
GliderMan - 12/13/2013, 8:25 AM
Peter Parker won't be back in time TASM 2. They'll have a big story with Electro but that's it.
^calling it
duncboy - 12/13/2013, 8:57 AM
I have no problems if they leave Doc Ock as a Spider-man and bring back Peter Parker too. Honestly, I'd probably continue to read Superior Spider-man with Doc Ock over Parker, but would like to see Parker back in the mix. More Agent Venom & Scarlet Spider too!
mrHJK - 12/13/2013, 11:03 AM
Look, it's very interesting, and the writing is actually good, but for [frick]'s sake man, time to bring Peter back. You wanna break the status quo? Do it WITH Parker, change and expand his character.
jTiso - 12/13/2013, 11:55 AM
I would like Yost to take over all Spidey related writing duties.
TheFox - 12/13/2013, 12:07 PM
I'm with Intruder-- Chris Yost is one of my favorite writers working for Marvel today (due almost entirely to his run on Scarlet Spider). Hell, the dude just wrote the script to Thor: The Dark World, to boot! (That is, before Joss Whedon dropped in for some last-minute rewrites-- I'm sure all of which involved snappy banter and delicious bon mots.) The guy needs more recognition.

I'm still kinda annoyed at this whole Superior Spider-Man debacle, but now that I see the shape the story is taking on, I think maybe... MAYBE... when it's finally all over, I might be able to look back, read the whole thing from start to finish, and say "huh. Well, that was an interesting story." Kinda like you can for the Clone Saga now, or Knightfall-- they're the kind of stories you can only really appreciate when they're over, because you're viewing them in hindsight, not as current events.

As it stands, though, it's still a little too close to home, too disconcerting, to see Otto Octavius trampling through Peter Parker's lives and being a gigantic asshole in the name of being a better man than Peter was. It's one thing to give Peter grief when Pete's there to bemoan his fate and work harder to set things right, but it's quite another to see a story where Peter is dead and buried while one of his greatest enemies makes a mockery of everything he stands for and dishonors his memory so thoroughly.

Parker's dignity, his integrity... those things he's always had to hold on to, no matter how much people hated him or how horribly his life may have gone... those are gone now, robbed from him by a egotistical old bastard in one spiteful act of selfishness. And now I'm supposed to root for the douchebag parading around in Peter's body?

When Peter's back and he finally has a chance to set things right (however little he may be able to), then I'll give this story a shot. But until then, the Spider-Man books are basically cancelled in my eyes (which really sucks, because they actually DID cancel Scarlet Spider-- the one book I was still reading...). And unless this story has a fantastic, redemptive return in store for Peter (and a way to make Otto into Dr. Octopus again-- he's my favorite Spidey villain when he's in the right damn body), I might have to write this one off as yet another massive waste of time and paper from the good folks at Marvel Comics.

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DICKRIDDICK - 12/13/2013, 1:31 PM
Am I the ONLY person who enjoys reading Otto as Spider-Man, well at least the one written by Yost? It's interesting, well written, different, features a character that's not so black and white. Besides it'll hopefully have a great payoff and OF COURSE PETER IS COMING BACK. I actually kind of want to see Otto continue as a hero/anti-hero.
superherofan21 - 12/13/2013, 2:08 PM
Wait.... what's this? Spidey-Ock actually having character?
SIGN ME UP FOR THAT!
VIRILEMAN - 12/13/2013, 5:20 PM
Knock knock!

Who's there?

DAN SLOTT IS A SH!T WRITTER!
smudgewhat2 - 12/13/2013, 8:07 PM
I really like the way Yost handles dialogue and character. It's really solid. That artwork is boss too.
rabid - 12/14/2013, 8:45 AM
Spock is learning here. He's not quitting on us yet. He's going to walk away from this a better hero.
We believe in you, Spock!!

I hope this book doesn't ignore the new Mysterio that just sneaked off last issue.
Bigdjo85 - 12/14/2013, 6:32 PM
I like Otto as Spidey, but only because it's a temporary thing. I like that it's a way to mess with Peter's life, he was getting a little bit to much confy with his life and job, so getting Otto to shake that a little bit won't hurt. But it's fun to see how someone else that is as smart as Peter but has another view on life approaches being Spider-Man. So I dig Spidey's run so far, but only because I know it will come to an end, and I'm curious to see how Carlie will fit in all of this
rabid - 12/14/2013, 11:22 PM
Carlie will probably be the only person willing to speak to Peter after Otto is done.

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