For months now we've been seeing SUPERIOR Spider-Man collect his former Sinister Six partners in an undisclosed location. This is where his reasoning becomes clear. Determined that trying to work with the Avengers simply won't work, Otto Octavius (in Spider-Man's body) decides to form his own superior team. He may have the arrogance to think his plan will work without a hitch but you'll have to read to to find out how it all goes down.
Chris Yost returns to the series after a two-issue INFINITY crossover bit. This issue continues to show how much of a...how arrogant SpOck can be. It also picks up a bit after SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19. Some big changes occurred there and it's great to see this series immediately pick them up and run with them. It further tightens the continuity between the two series.
It is great seeing Alchemax already up and running but it almost feels like we missed something since SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 just came out a couple weeks ago.
SpOck's arrogance is always entertaining to see but there are times it gets to be a bit much. The story also builds up and then quickly resolves with an appearance by a 'new' enemy for SpOck that I wasn't too impressed with.
While I did enjoy the art and color, some parts felt a little odd. Sandman and some of the unmasked characters seemed a little off. Not in a bad way, but something didn't sit right with me.
Chris Yost returns to SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP and we finally get to see the next phase of SpOck's plan, involving his former Sinister Six partners. With some tight continuity with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, we see some immediate follow up to the new developments Dan Slott introduced in Spidey's universe. SpOck is setting himself up more and more for a big fall and it's almost hard to watch. Marco Checchetto and Rachelle Rosenberg's art and colors gives the issue an interesting feel loaded with detail and big action. We are left with a set up for a new problem for Spider-Man and we'll have to stay tuned to see how it all develops.