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Superior Octopus #1

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco's protector, but you won't believe his methods.
•  Some of Otto Octavius's new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he's the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS!
•  Chistos Gage (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool) will change the way you look at super hero comics.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox Oct 4, 2018

    If you were a fan of the Superior Spider-Man series, then do yourself a favor and pick up The Superior Octopus #1. The ending is great and offers a really cool revelation about Otto's current state. If it doesnt get you hyped for the upcoming Spider-geddon event, then itll certainly give you something to look forward to when December rolls around and The Superior Spider-Man returns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Forrest Hollingsworth Oct 3, 2018

    The final Spider-Geddon prequel should assure readers that they're in good hands with Christos Gage who writes a compelling, smart, character-driven narrative full of fun twists and turns. However, the follow-up "Check In" story here doesn't fare as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Oct 4, 2018

    There is no way The Superior Octopus #1 should be any good. The character is a spin-off of a spin-off, clones are involved, the Brothers Grimm make an appearance, the book is set in San Francisco where Spider-Man spin-offs go to die. Yet, Christos Gage writes a compelling story loaded with heart, and as goofy as Doctor Octopus is, his arrogance is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 3, 2018

    I don't know about you, but I definitely feel as though Otto Octavius's new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free following the events of Superior Octopus #1. He is not your average superhero, and doesn't play by the same rules. This is a refreshing series for anyone who wants storytelling that will without a doubt change the way you look at superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 6, 2018

    This kickoff issue is so much fun and presents such a neat new take on a superhero that I'm rather disappointed it's not going to be a proper ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Oct 4, 2018

    requisite reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 3, 2018

    Superior Octopus #1 is a comic that serves two masters. It's a pump-up issue that promotes both the imminent Spider-Geddon event and the idea of an ongoing Otto Octavius story. The former is going to happen no matter what. The latter idea needs some reader support. This issue is a fine example of what that Otto comic would be like and a strong argument in favour of launching it. Let Marvel know: Otto deserves another star turn! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 3, 2018

    With a darker look and heady ideas The Superior Octopus #1 is a new kind of Spider for the West Coast. Tying into the threads established by Superior Spider-Man and Spider-Verse, Otto Octavius's new adventures add just enough new wrinkles to the tried and tested superheroics that this series will definitely catch your interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 7, 2018

    A new status quo for Otto, with some old friends in the mix. But it could become warmed-over Superior Spidey, if they're not careful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Oct 3, 2018

    I thought the overall package here was decent. The main story sets up Otto's new status quo effectively, though at this point I'm more interested in his personal troubles than his super-heroics. The backup story setting up Spider-Geddon was lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 3, 2018

    This is a solid first issue, but it's unclear what direction the comic is heading. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 3, 2018

    For a comic that I was sure I was going to enjoy, I'm walking away wishing I spent the time reading something else. It just misses as far as story and dialogue and the art is pretty average. There's nothing superior at all to it except it setting up the world it will revolve around. For a title that was a sure win it's a hell of a miss. Read Full Review

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