superior spiderman

#1 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi,

Just wondering how good superior spiderman is, whenever I go to the comic book store and a superior spiderman is on sale, it seems that everybody picks up a copy. I like spiderman but the idea of doc oc being spidey did not hit me. Is it a good read?

#2 Posted by Sprayer1218 (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying it so far. It's a new twist on things which is nice and if you haven't read it there will be a couple surprises for you.

#3 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read #1, for me it was 50-50, i did not like the ending where the peter parker showed up in some for of a ghost or spirit. Is there an explanation on that? I got confuse as to whether the writer just want to do that or what?

#4 Posted by Teerack (5162 posts) - - Show Bio

You shouldnt read it.

#5 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

why not?

#6 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sprayer1218 said:

I'm enjoying it so far. It's a new twist on things which is nice and if you haven't read it there will be a couple surprises for you.

This. Different doesn't always equal bad.

#7 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I see, maybe I'll give it another shot, see where it goes. Thanks

#8 Posted by Teerack (5162 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d: Because it's not good. There is actually nothing good about the series. If you really want to read something new and different SSM is not the book you should be looking into. Check out Saga or something.

#9 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1662 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d: I must admit I don't like SSM. What about Scarlet Spider? Have you tried it yet? Good "spidey" stories.

#10 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't tried it yet as no one really suggested Scarlet Spider to me yet. Well, you being the first one.

#11 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really enjoying Superior Spider-Man, despite how much I hate this new situation.

#12 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1662 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d: Scarlet Spider, you got to give it a try! From 1-14, this comic book is "amazing".

#13 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

@papabearg4d: Because it's not good. There is actually nothing good about the series. If you really want to read something new and different SSM is not the book you should be looking into. Check out Saga or something.

This is accurate. It's not just that the idea behind the story is crap, Slott's writing on Spider-Man is just poor in every sense of the word.

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14397 posts) - - Show Bio

Before the title went on the shelves I thought that it will be good and that the story has potential in it but after the first three issues I see that Slott is currently making a story full of crap and I enjoy Yost's portrayal of the character in Avenging Spider-Man more.

#15 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

The idea could in theory work, but only if the writer went 100% into it. Make it Ock as Spider-Man, make him a plain and simple villain, make him the menace that everyone has always thought of Spider-Man is. Showcase the real differences between Pete and Otto.

But Slott is too scared to go there so we get "what if Spider-Man was kind of a jerk?". Which isn't really worth doing an entire story arc about in my opinion.

Certainly if you are interested feel free to check it out, but don't expect to be amazed.

#16 Posted by hunter5024 (128 posts) - - Show Bio

It still feels a little too early to say. It's been interesting in some respects, though I also found ghost Peter really silly, and after a couple of issues of that I'm starting to wonder how long they can keep this up.

#17 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunter5024 said:

It still feels a little too early to say. It's been interesting in some respects, though I also found ghost Peter really silly, and after a couple of issues of that I'm starting to wonder how long they can keep this up.

It will only last as long as the sales keep up, the second they drop Pete will get his body back.

#18 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

I see, Ill give it a try, I'll look for a trade or see if a couple of buddy of mine has it.

At first, I was interested in Superior thinking that Spiderman would be a villain since Otto is Spiderman. But now that you mentioned it, it seems as if this superior spidey is just an idea that "what id spiderman was a jerk?".

It was silly, it doesn't make sense to me, I'm not surprise that they still are doing it, what would be a surprise is if it last long.

#19 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d: If you're a big fan of classic Otto like me then you probably won't like how he's played. Slott seems to only get the arrogant part of the character. -.-

So I'm not reading Superior Spider-Man myself.

#20 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17135 posts) - - Show Bio

it a big MEH i guess, i hate the new situation but it's ok.

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#21 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2263 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like it at all. Everything about it feels wrong and forced.

#22 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the input, yes I am a huge fan of classic Otto. It seems that the writer is the problem as suggested by others as well, I think they are not going to change the writer anytime soon though since it sells well.

#23 Posted by Humanoid (132 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a less interesting Spider-Man. I'm reading it though. Just to see what the hell happens.

#24 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1662 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d: Sl-Otto sells, can't tell why, but he does...

#25 Posted by PunyParker (8824 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAcidSkull said:

it a big MEH i guess, i hate the new situation but it's ok.

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#26 Posted by papabearg4d (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, a buddy of mine said the same thing but he decided to drop it at the 3rd issue, haven't talked to him yet so I haven't gotten his opinion on it. He was excited when the first issue came out though.

#27 Posted by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio

read it, it's the most fun spidey's been in a while. i personally love the doc ock dialogue. dan slott is a decent writer. people give him crap and while some of it may be deserved, he's more hit than miss in my book.

#28 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

SSM is one of Marvel's best books right now.

#29 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

its good, they took a chance on a very...risky idea and it paid off for the most part, right now otto is wearing some of the most ridiculous plot armor imaginable but its fine, its new. But personally i hope this doesnt last more than a year.

#30 Posted by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio

@DH69 said:

its good, they took a chance on a very...risky idea and it paid off for the most part, right now otto is wearing some of the most ridiculous plot armor imaginable but its fine, its new. But personally i hope this doesnt last more than a year.

true true. unless otto shows some growth over the issues, this plot line will get stale fast. a year sounds like plenty of time. i'm actually thinking this might stick around though even after they bring back Parker and ASM. Then Marvel will have all of us by the balls with two (three if anyone is reading Avenging like me) Spidey titles (not to mention Scarlet or Venom). This is all an elaborate plan to make us to pay more for the web head :/

#31 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

@papabearg4d said:

I haven't tried it yet as no one really suggested Scarlet Spider to me yet. Well, you being the first one.

I second this. It's pretty badass. Love it.

#32 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying reading Superior Spider-Man and despite the fact that it seems lots of people hate the book, it was the top selling comic in January

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