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Favorite Comic Runs RESULTS: Dan Slott's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN vs. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN

Was Otto's time as the web-slinger truly superior?

Dan Slott-Man, Dan Slott-Man, writes whatever a Dan Slott-Man can. Creates a plot twist, any size, lures in readers with a surprise. Look out! Here comes the Dan Slott-Man!

Sorry, couldn't resist that one. We're celebrating Spider-Man all month long and, this week, we wanted to know which Dan Slott run you enjoyed more: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN or SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. Viners have been voting and debating about this subject since Monday, and now a winner has been determined. THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN didn't just win, it apparently had no problem webbing THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to a wall and then knocking it out with one hit. Seriously, it took a big lead.

It's interesting to see how much opinions have changed over the years. When THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 dropped, there were some ridiculously heated conversations about the development. Slott's decision to have Otto Octavius outwit Parker and step into the hero's boots was definitely a controversial one. Watching this classic villain attempt to become a more effective wallcrawler was an interesting ride, and while some obviously weren't won over, this poll makes it clear that many fans enjoyed the journey a good deal. In fact, many expressed sadness over seeing Doc Ock's time as Spider-Man coming to an end. But fear not, Otto fans! It was recently announced that yes, we will be seeing Superior Spider-Man again!

The Comic Viner JohnnyConstantine explains why SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN earned their love.

"I vote Superior Spider-Man. The character was a breath of fresh air after decades of Peter being Peter. I love the character of Peter Parker, but sometimes change is needed to really make you appreciate missing a character. Superior Spider-Man did that. I loved SpOck as well. He was such an atithesis of Peter Parker while actually accomplishing MORE in his own way than Pete ever did. He had two AMAZING (or should that be Superior?) costumes, sensational tech, a friendly neighborhood of supporting cast members, and the most spectacular superhero hidden base full of minions. The stories kept you on the edge of your seat with how unpredictable they were and to be perfectly honest, it was just nice not having someone who took every single thing as a failing on his part. Otto didn't get bummed, he got even. It was a brand new Peter Parker, Spider-Man for just over a year. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer."

Here's the poll results.

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 36%
  • SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 60%
  • Unfortunately, I haven't read either. Shame on me. 5%

What was YOUR favorite scene in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN? Share it with us below. Also, don't forget to keep checking out the homepage for even more Spider-Man articles throughout the month of May!

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Posted by knives3057

I thoroughly enjoyed Superior Spider-Man. Sp-Ock will be missed by this reader.

Edited by Jakkoaks

YES! Its good to see such a huge shift in opinion shame some people wont ethier learn from it or give the series a chance

Posted by UltimaStarkiller

A poll so huge, it had 101% of people voting.

Posted by PunyParker

I agree with that result.

Posted by TobenRacicot

That is awesome! Superior was such a boss book! Love it!

Posted by Maddpanda531

I seriously can't wait for Superior #32+33!

Edited by LCazT1996

I have thoroughly enjoyed both! Just a suggestion...maybe you guys should add a "I love them both equally!" option for future polls.

Posted by jwrose5

After seeing teasers for Spider-verse, being reminded of that little adventure with Spidey2099 (which was my favourite), SpOCK's first words after being brought back from God knows where at the end of Superior Spider-man #19, and the teaser for Superior Spider-man 32, I am super excited for the future of each Spider-man

Posted by Billy Batson

A poll so huge, it had 101% of people voting.

Decimals and rounding, man.

BB

Posted by Squalleon

I have thoroughly enjoyed both! Just a suggestion...maybe you guys should add a "I love them both equally!" option for future polls.

And a "I didn't like either" one.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I understand Superiors appeal, and while I enjoyed it I proudly stand in the minority that enjoyed Amazing more. I thought Slotts evolution of Peter in that time and some great stories like Big Time, Ends of the Earth, and Spider-Island were just far better. Maybe it was because Superior had such a short time frame (which we all knew would happenwhat with the movie coming out) but it never really had any great arcs of it's own. It was just the Superior Spider-Arc, instead of being it's own beast to me.

Still it was a fun read. I just prefer Amazing.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

superior sucks

Posted by Mezmero

I'm surprised by this result. I didn't vote but I would have put in for Superior Spider-Man as well. I've only read some of Spider Island and though it seemed well written there is just ZERO tension in any plot involving Peter Parker. I don't even hate the character. I'm more bored of his crime fighting techniques than anything and I always just expect him to get by with the typical Parker luck and pluck.

At least with Doc Ock at the helm there came a sense of dread not only with Peter's ultimate fate but for the fate of his supporting cast. I especially liked how many of Spidey's villains got involved in sort of a tournament over control of New York's underground and naturally only the biggest and baddest one could win. It was fantastic interpretation of a horror story that really could have shook the Marvel universe to it's core given enough time.

It reminded me a little bit of Monster where you have this unseen evil that is somehow immune to social persecution and completely infallible to the law. But again the tension is sort of nonexistent specifically because Peter Parker was involved. It was also pretty funny in some parts though it didn't exactly balance the tone of the story. It was more interesting to see Otto fall than it has been to see Peter win yet again. I wouldn't mind reading more horror stories from Slott with Marvel characters. So in the ever growing world of comics it resulted in a book that is not nearly as intense as Avengers or X-Men series and not nearly as funny as stuff like FF, Superior Foes, or Hawkguy. I enjoyed the series a lot but man is it a competitive market.

Edited by HushoftheWind

while Superior was a superb book I think it was also unnecessary. To me, Superior felt like it was taking the spotlight from another gritty and ruthless Spider-Man character, Kaine the Scarlet Spider.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I loved Superior. It was the excitement and anticipation of not knowing what Otto may do next that hooked me. I wish the series would have lasted about another year.

Edited by GraniteSoldier

@hushofthewind: I felt the same way when Superior first hit the ground. Certainly SpOck goes about things differently than Kaine, but if they wanted to have a brutal and vicious Spider-Man replacement they could have gone with Kaine. It probably would have been even better in my opinion haha.

Posted by saoakden

I love both series. I voted for Superior Spider-Man, if the Amazing Spider-Man choice included New Ways to Die then good chance I would have voted for that. Can't wait for Superior Spider-Man 32 & 33 & Spider-Verse!

Posted by Barkley

the people who read Superior spider-man aren't true fans...most that read it said Spiderman wasn't they favorite until Ock took over...me I cant root for a supervillain

Posted by Master_Thief
Posted by jwrose5

@master_thief: "I'll find a way! You haven't heard the last of Doctor--What?! Where am I?"

Then when he was asked where he was, he said he couldn't remember.

Edited by porthunt

It was a nice plot-twist. A little controversial, but it was nice. Made me think about Spider-Man's principles.

Posted by DrellAssassin
Posted by Sighburr_Punk

@barkley said:

the people who read Superior spider-man aren't true fans...most that read it said Spiderman wasn't they favorite until Ock took over...me I cant root for a supervillain

Dude, chill out. I loved the Superior Spider-Man, but that doesn't mean I liked Amazing any less. Superior was a breath of fresh air and gave us nice insight into how Otto really operates. I'm sure he isn't permanently gone anyway, they'll find some way to bring him back as a villain.

But this poll...if Superior is this much more popular than the Amazing, they're definitely going to bring SpOck back at some point besides just Superior #32+33.

Edited by Lvenger

My reaction to this disappointing news

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

@lvenger said:

My reaction to this disappointing news

bro its a case of voting between bad and worse. :p

Posted by k4tzm4n

@lvenger said:

My reaction to this disappointing news

bro its a case of voting between bad and worse. :p

You know, you can just choose not to vote if you don't like them. ;)

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@k4tzm4n said:

@fallschirmjager said:

@lvenger said:

My reaction to this disappointing news

bro its a case of voting between bad and worse. :p

You know, you can just choose not to vote if you don't like them. ;)

I didn't vote.

Edited by micah

Superior is the only Spider-Man to me.

Posted by GrandSymbiote94

I didn't like Superior at first but it won me over in the end. I liked how toward the end of the run SpOck actually figured why Peter was a better Spider-Man.

But really though anyone notice that SpOck was more enjoyable in other books? Like avenging, team up, and in other character books? Except Mighty he was more of an Ass in that one. Hell I think I liked him better in Wolverine #3.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Next poll: should we just allow you to vote on the same page instead of linking you over to a whole new thread?

(Yes, yes you should)

Edited by HushoftheWind

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I'm not thrilled with the results of this poll but I'm not surprised either. I'm sure there are parts of Superior that I would've enjoyed had I not chosen to avoid the series but I know that it all would be overwhelmed by my utter disgust for Octavius and the circumstances under which he became Spidey. I'm all for a happier more successful Peter but only as long as it's actually Peter and not a scumbag in his body

Posted by derf_jenkins

I felt the whole time that the title should have remained amazing Spider-Man and the superior Spider-Man story could have been just told that way.

Posted by MASTER_OF_SUPRISE

I'm not thrilled with the results of this poll but I'm not surprised either. I'm sure there are parts of Superior that I would've enjoyed had I not chosen to avoid the series but I know that it all would be overwhelmed by my utter disgust for Octavius and the circumstances under which he became Spidey. I'm all for a happier more successful Peter but only as long as it's actually Peter and not a scumbag in his body

Well said. I feel no empathy for Otto and can't wait for the fallout of Superior to be over. If I want an anti-hero Spider-Man I'll stick with Kaine.

Posted by GrenadeFlow

Yay SpOck won

Edited by AWeekInGeekdom

Yes SpOck was a breath of fresh-air but I had to go with ASM, Slott really brought some fun epic stories that reminded me why I love Spider-Man so much! Spider-Island is easily one of my favorite modern marvel "events"…. Either way both are great runs!

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Honestly, my favorite scenes with Superior were with him and Anna Maria. It was interesting to see this side of Otto and I also enjoyed how he stood up for her against Aunt May. Too often I think Peter bends over backwards for her. Granted she did raise him, but he is an adult and at times she can overstep herself. It was good to see Otto build a relationship with someone he genuinely loved and also fought for. I think given time, we could have seen a lot more growth with Otto. I don't think people gave his character enough credit, but you can see how he started to grow with his interactions with Anna Maria (and not wanting MJ) as well as his decision to let Peter not only take over his body again, but also to get rid of himself, knowing it was the right thing to do.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

The way it should be Superior Spider-Man was awesome. One of the best comic of last year dissapointing finale but overall great series. I've been on enough rants on why Spider-Man was getting old and repetitive with the same old bull over and over again extremely boring same old bull. While Superior was a breath of fresh air,new, intresting, etc. But from what i'm reading in these comments alot of people didn't like Superior because Spock was an A-hole but he was supposed to be one. i guess i can understand if you truly didn't like him being a jerk but it was the point. He's not Peter or Spider-Man. He's a different person like in real life there are different people Ock is an ahole Peter isn't. I prefer heroes who are different and diverse not the same old boy scout crap this or dark and gritty but actually not that dark that, oh so relatable because he messes up Peter etc. That's why i like characters like Punisher and Iron Man not the typical hero very different. Kind of d*** not your typical boy scout type hero. It's hard to go into much detail in this without cursing so i'll just end that there.

@barkley A hero is only good as his villians.

@theacidskull but you liked TASM 2....

Posted by TheAcidSkull
Posted by Darling_Luna

Good, SS won

Anything is better then Alpha

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18
Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull:

If you like garbage terrible trash movies.

It was a solid movie, not amazing, but far from garbage.

Superior on the other hand was a pathetic piece of crap. :)

Something new and exciting? Superior?! Please.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@theacidskull:

It was a trash movie. Not amazing (atleast you got that right) but definatly garbage.

Superior on the other hand was awesome probbably just another Parker fan scared of change in comics wants the same old repetitive boring bull.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

It was a trash movie. Not amazing (atleast you got that right) but definatly garbage.

Superior on the other hand was awesome probbably just another Parker fan scared of change in comics wants the same old repetitive boring bull.

Actually I don't mind change, and I was actually looking forward to superior when it came, but after reading it I realized it was absolutely terrible. I reached issue 9 and I couldn't continue because it was sh*t.

And the movie wasn't trash.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18
Posted by TheAcidSkull
Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@theacidskull:

LOL that is the funniest thing i've hear all day. Try 4/10 and even that is being kind to the trash that is TASM 2. Horrendous movie.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull:

LOL that is the funniest thing i've hear all day. Try 4/10 and even that is being kind to the trash that is TASM 2. Horrendous movie.

You KNOW it's an 8, you FEEL it deep inside of you.

Posted by M3th

As Parker would always say, "THat's crazy town banana pants."

All tHe Parker Fangirls were bee itcHing before and now on tHis poll Superior series won.

-ABstract4$$#073-

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