Not exactly the most memorable of battles, as a key element requires Doctor Octopus to make a mistake that would seem to indicate he has zero experience fighting Spider-Man. However, there is something exciting about seeing how effective Doctor Octopus can be in combat when he's not being forced to make glaring blunders to service the needs of the story. The opening moments of the battle manage to do a convincing job of making one believe Spider-Man is up against an opponent that can hand him his head. The issue also manages to give our poor photographer a moment to show he's not all that bad, as he helps to beat Doctor Octopus, and he holds true to his word when he promises to turn himself in if Spider-Man gets his photos to the Daily Bugle. The final pages of the issue also manage to convey the idea that Jeffrey Haight's obsession was an unhealthy one, as he's willing to believe making the front page is worth the cost of being thrown in jail. I do have to wonder about the rule that a Read Full Review
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