Dr. Octopus arrives in this arc, and Paul Jenkins does a pretty fair job of presenting the character as a legitimate threat, with the big ultimatum that Dr. Octopus makes being a switch from his standard method of operation, though the more I think about it the more it makes sense. I mean why wouldn't Dr. Octopus takes steps to insure Spider-Man was removed from the picture before moving on with his villainous activities, as in a city packed with super-heroes, Dr. Octopus has displayed an uncanny ability to have his master-plans foiled by everyone's favorite neighborhood webslinger. Now I'm not sure how he plans on making Spider-Man jump through the hoop he wants him to but it should be a lot of fun watching him carry it off, and Spider-Man's efforts to avoid making this disastrous move makes for an intriguing setup. We also get a bit of forward progress on the Flash Thompson subplot, which looks encouraging, and the supporting players that play a role in this baby-step toward his reco Read Full Review
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