The Circumstances at the End
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The Superior Doctor Spoctopus-Man
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full length review (with pictures) here if anyone is interested.
I thought this issue was good but a little stilted with Peter's ability to be okay with dying and Ock's switch from "I won AHAHA!" to "I must be a hero!" Aside from that a good issue.
And remember folks, Batman, Superman etc...they all have died. Peter Parker will be back!
Don't be so sure.
Wacker did say this..."Peter Parker fans will fade away".
And you know something...he's right.
The only way for him not to be right is for the following to happen...
1) Everyone that has previously bought and read Amazing Spider-Man MUST NOT BUY AND READ Superior Spider-Man.
2) New readers can't buy and read it either because they can easily replace all of the above who don't.
Marvel stuck to their guns when people left the book after OMD and those people who haven't returned have been replaced with new readers. The same exact thing can happen in this situation as well.
If Marvel wants Doc Ock to remain as Spider-Man in Peter's body it's going to be that way because Peter Parker fans will fade away and be replaced by new readers, and until that happens there are going to be readers that won't leave the book despite this (some likely doing so with the hope of Peter's return) and that will keep Peter from coming back if that's truly what Marvel wants to do.
The only sure way to guarantee Peter's return as soon as possible is for NO ONE to buy Superior Spider-Man...it's as simple as that, but that isn't going to happen.
And that means Peter Parker as Spider-Man has likely come to it's end.
There are several leaps in that. Comic books fans do not let things go easy, Peter Parker fans will not fade away anytime soon.
Doctor Peterpuss, I presume.... Um, this could be a great story, but alas the artwork is just horrible. I'm sure Ramos is a great guy, but I cannot stand to read a comic with his artwork. Just my opinion, but that's what decides what I'll buy, and what I'll pass on. ASM 700, $7.99, with Ramos' artwork? Big pass. I'll pick it up one day in the cheapy bin, with variant cover number 46, 3rd printing...blah blah blah, just to keep my Spidey collectable room happy.
I miss the good old days, but I'm still a Spidey-aholic, just don't buy new comics anymore (actually haven't since they went over $2 a pop) Just easier to buy them off ebay in cheap lots, or at trade shows, for really cheap.
Maybe one day Marvel will hire some artists that can draw basic anatomy, and make Peter and the rest of the great cast, actually look like themselves...thru the entire issue! Then realistically price comics, to where kids and us poor folks can enjoy them again.
Keep On Thwipin'!!!
You know whats real stupid? Wacker approving this stupid idea. One of he dumbest ideas in comic history.
Lets make spidey a 40 year old man with a name from the 1960's! Kids will line up to read this i tell you!
Basically destroying the Amazing Spiderman, this should have been an arc and not how the book should end. Monumentally dumb.
On the same level as lucas destroying Star wars with jar jar and senate proceeddings, lmao. This is your legacy wacker! The destroyer of an entire fan culture
"Calm down, call Batman." - Greg Capullo
what's the explanation for the separated-big-toe on the boots, and the claws?
Hmm, Marvel "cancelled" Uncanny X-men and "replaced" it with All-New X-Men but then Uncanny X-Men came back. I think that something similar may happen with Spider-Man. Octavius will appear in Superior while Parker will be back in a relaunched Amazing.
Is Peter Parker dead then?
The concept was cool, although it felt a little...off for a big finale. The "I must be the Superior Spider-Man!" thing kinda felt a tad anticlimatic, though I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe Peter walking into Heaven with Uncle Ben?
"I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself." -- G.K. Chesterton