Superior Spider-Man #1

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike Hawthorne, Wade von Grawbadger Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 31
7.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! If you think you've already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story, prepare to be wrong. Otto is going to prove to the world that he's the most effective and (to him at least) the best super hero in the world. But when a villain that overpowers him by so much shows up in San Francisco, there's no way Ock can win, right? Can you see Otto smirking from where you're reading this?
Rated T

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 24, 2018

    I'm so glad this character is back in his own book. Gage and Hawthorne clearly have interesting plans for the character and the continued use of familiar characters from the original run is a great sign the high bar will continue to be achieved. This is the most unique take on Spider-Man and he's back, better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 27, 2018

    This was a good #1 that gets new readers up to speed and shows you that Otto isnt always as superior as hed like to be. Superior vets may not get as much pleasure out of it as I did, but with this beginning under our belts, Im hoping Christos Gage ramps things up next issue. I will be reading it! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 26, 2018

    An impressive start with Superior Spider-Man #1 that reminds you of everything you enjoy about what this hero has to offer the Spider Family. Whether Superior Spider-Man, Elliot Tolliver, or Octavius, there is something to prove here by the way that this former villain tries to be the best version of himself. It won't be easy, but the thrill is in following all those bumps and hurdles. One that just so happens to take the form of an ex, and the other being one of the most powerful forces you can encounter in the universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 26, 2018

    The issue is a solid one delivering a new start, after what feels like a false one, and a direction that's interesting. There's a lot to like in this debut and for Spider-Man fans, or those interested in a reformed villain, it's an issue to check out. First issues can really be judged if they get you to want to come back for a second and this one succeeds in that and then some. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 30, 2018

    I like this issue, but I'm a little annoyed by the on-and-off nature of Otto's Spider-Man facade. Hopefully this run will pull it all together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 28, 2018

    There's some fun here with Doc Spidey taking down a C-list villain before a far more serious threat takes the field. Honestly, I'd prefer more of Doctor Doom as Iron Man than Doc Ock as yet another Spider-Man, but fans should enjoy this first issue. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Dec 26, 2018

    There's nothing inherently wrong with Superior Spider-Man; the art is solid, the colors pop nicely, and the dialogue is well-written. But this new Otto Octavius is honestly just hard to buy as a protagonist. Read Full Review

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