Spectacular Spider-Man #8

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 18, 2003

    This issue benefits from Paul Jenkins portrayal of Doctor Octopus as something far more that a an egomaniac with a grudge against Spider-Man, as the character to allowed to craft intelligent responses to the charges leveled against him. However, Paul Jenkins is also quick to realize the benefits of playing up the character's rather inflated sense of importance, and one of the most enjoyable moments of the issue is when he's lashes out in anger when his hostage fails to be humbled by his infallible logic. There's also an somewhat interesting sequence in the issue where we get a panel discussion on the responsibility of the super-hero to the people, though I wish this sequence had played out a bit longer, and I also have to openly wonder why J. Jonah Jameson wasn't included in this panel, as the generic hero hating Senator was little more than a second rate Jameson imitator, so why not use the real deal. Still, while the problem is one that I can't see being allowed to make such a huge c Read Full Review

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