Not bad, but not...great
I'm honestly surprised that this got as high a rating as it did. I mean, I didn't think that it was bad, but it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. If this is supposed to be the defining event to showcase the rivalry between Dr. Octopus and Spider-Man, I kind of expect more out of it. The events just seemed a little cliché and not much thought really went into the sequence of events I felt. Some of the dialogue felt stilted and out of place and I felt like Slott could have said a lot more with fewer words. It was almost as if I was reading a comic from the '80s where the characters narrate every move they make and the villains curse their opponents out loud even though they can't hear them. And I really don't like the armor look on Spider-Man. I get that its critical to the story, but why can't they just make it like his "Iron Spider" costume from J. Michael Straczynski's run during the Civil War event. I thought that was a good alternate look for Spider-Man. I dunno. I just don't know if Slott's the best fit for Spider-Man. I would much rather have J. Michael Straczynski back on the title. Where is he now anyway?