Doctor Octopus isn't a terribly complex character as he's always been presented as an egotistical genius, who is driven to prove he's not the sad sack he believes the world views him as. This in turn makes him a fairly easy character for a writer to make use of, as all they have to do is insert the character into a situation where the character's intellect is either challenged, or he's given an opportunity to show off his latest display of intellect. This story is very much in the former category, as Doctor Octopus runs up against a super-villain proof bank vault, and we see the scientist who designed this vault is silly enough to allow the media to center the spotlight on him, which naturally makes him a prime target for the good doctor and his bruised ego. This opening issue also offers has Spider-Man on hand to provide the opposition, but the battles are rather abbreviated affairs, and there's nothing about them that we haven't seen dozens of times before. I do like the ease that Do Read Full Review
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