Spider-Man / Doctor Octopus: Year One #2

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 30, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 3
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When the military attempts to harness Doc Ock's brilliance, have they made a deal with someone they can't hope to control? Featuring the first encounter between Doctor Octopus and Peter Parker, the first appearance of Doc Ock's arms, and the true inspiration that led him to build his remarkable appendages -- which may have come from a certain wall-crawler!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 6, 2004

    First off I have to say that's a fantastic looking cover image, as it perfectly captures the one of the defining moments of Doctor Octopus' life, and it doesn't hurt that it's a very powerful looking visual. As for the interior art, there are a couple moments where I find his take on Doctor Octopus looked a little young, as I've always looked upon Otto Octavius as being an adult when Spider-Man made his debut, but this issue makes him look like a kid wearing his father's old suit. However, there are some lovely visuals in this issue, from the scene where Otto is performing his early experiments in controlling his mechanical arms, to the wonderfully moody sequence where Otto's mother returns home after a date. Read Full Review

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