COMICS: The Superiorly Creepy Spider-Man *Spoiler Alert*
My thoughts on Spider-Man #700 and Superior Spider-Man #1
So, I have seen people say that TASM #700 and Superior Spider-Man #1 are complete garbage. After hearing what the plot line was, I was in agreement, but while browsing through my local comic store I stumbled upon it and decided, "What the heck! I'll buy it and give it a shot." The next few paragraphs are why I sincerely hate The "Superior" Spider-Man.
After reading Spider-Man #700, I thought, "Ok, it's super creepy that Ock gets to have a relationship with MJ without her ever knowing it's not really Peter, and the ending is really cheesy." However, I thought I could at least except it for what it was. The end of the Spider-Man we know and the age of a new Spider-Man. Think it would have been better to have Peter win in the end, but whatever. It's the end, it's over. Curtain call. Slott was making statements that implied this was how it was gonna be and fans would just have to deal.
Superior Spider-Man #1 happened. IMO the biggest cop-out I have ever read in comic history.
First off, Ock's creepy way of talking about how he's gonna get some from MJ in the book is quite freaking creepy, and if he does later on in the series I am gonna be sincerely pissed at Slott.
I'm sorry, but this is just so...gross and sickening to me. As if it isn't a big enough slap in the face that you have killed our hero, now you go off and give him "the spoils" by having MJ too. Another big problem I have with this is that several times Ock says something so out of character towards MJ and still she doesn't pick up on something being wrong here. His attitude towards her goes from "I love you MJ" to "Shut up woman." How does she not notice that?
But moving on from that...
Let's focus on what this means for Spider-Man. So Ock takes Spider-Man to a level he's never been before. He doesn't hold back or play nice. He has no problem with going in and killing a super villain. This was originally displayed in TASM #700 when he hits Scorpion so hard he knocks his jaw clean off. However, Ock then promises after seeing all of Peter's memories and sacrifices that he will take on the responsibility of this power. An issue later he's out to kill the new Sinister Six... Boy that was some promise. (Side note from Spider-Man #700) Well now that he's changed who Spider-Man is and what he stands for, Dan then throws a huge curve ball I didn't see coming. Jonah Jameson actually likes the new Spider-Man?! Peter makes sacrifices again and again. Always checking his spider strength to ensure he doesn't kill anyone, and Jonah despises him. Yet, when Spider-Man rips off the jaw of Scorpion Jonah's like, "Hey, great job. Knew you had it in you kid." What is this!?
However, once again I could live with all of this up to this point. Figured it's a new Spider-Man. It's no longer Peter Parker. I can move on and wait for them to do a real reboot to enjoy my favorite Marvel hero again, and then..
Dan apparently got scared by the death threats from fans and "made it right again" by bringing Peter back as a "ghost" like conscience fighting to take back control of his body. Now I'm sorry, but this just sucks. I would rather see Peter dead, than have Peter have to sit in the passenger seat of his body while Ock ruins the name of Spider-Man, kisses his girl (and will soon probably sleep with his girl), and is praised by the man he could never get off his back. When Peter, comes back he'll forever feel betrayed by MJ because she couldn't see it wasn't him and Ock got to have his way with her and that he was the inferior Spider-Man because Ock did what Peter couldn't, win Jameson's approval.
My thoughts after crawling through this comic book garbage....
Until Marvel reboots, Spider-Man is officially dead to me :(
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