The Superior Spider-Man #006 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Illustrations: Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Victor Olazaba, Humberto Ramos
Coloring: Edgar Delgado, Antonio Fabele
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

The Superior Spider-Man #006 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Finally Doc Ock sets his plan in motion
Bad: Overall slow progress of story
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Last time Octavius discovered there was a tiny bit of Peter Parker’s spirit still lingering inside the body that he stole. As Doc Ock already felt that some of his choices were being influenced and even some bodily movements were never under his complete control, he put two and two together and concluded that when stealing Parker’s body, he wasn’t able to completely dominate both mind and body. Now that he has triangulated the whereabouts of the old Spider-Man’s psyche, Octavius was able to completely wipe him out and truly become a ‘superior Spider-Man’ without being inhibited by his former adversary’s thoughts and principles.

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We’ll start off by saying that the actual story content is rather slim in these three issues that are in the sixth bundle published by the Standaard Uitgeverij, but they play a crucial role in stating what Dr. Octopus wants to do. We’ll be back on The Raft, a high security prison for villains with powers, where the execution of Smythe should have taken place. Sadly, the villain, otherwise known as the Spider-Slayer, smuggles in a bit of his tech, allowing him to escape his death. That being said, he did not count on Spider-Man’s new spiderbots blocking all possible exits, thus a battle quickly ensues, one in which mayor of New York, Jonah Jameson, asks Spider-Man to kill Smythe. Thanks to this, Jameson unknowingly pushes Dr.Octopus in the right direction of killing villains without any repercussions, which is the next stage in becoming a ‘better’ superhero.

The flow of this bundle is quite rapid, as there isn’t that much new information being spread, as the issue goes from one fight to another, with Octavius slowly putting his plan in motion of wiping out all criminals by deadly force. While the latter will probably not keep up that many souls at night, it’s against everything that Spider-Man stands for, as he becomes judge, jury and executioner at once. Nonetheless Dan Slott and Christos Gage do a great job in building up the story, albeit by showing Doc Ock’s true intentions on how he wants to be remembered when he’s gone, albeit under the name of Peter Parker.

Again, with subtle shifts in the cast of pencilers, inkers and colorists, the overall style remains the same, making sure that the series will get a certain ‘familiar’ feel by now. Even though some facial features might differ a bit from one another, everyone remains very recognizable. The colors chosen for the issues in this bundle are fairly warm, but still have a certain grim undertone, to emphasize that the current Spider-Man isn’t the man he used to be.


The Superior Spider-Man #006 will make you wonder if Peter Parker is truly gone, or if he has been subdued even deeper in Octavius’ consciousness, all while Doc Ock is loosening the reins on what Spider-Man stands for. Instead of actual information and story content, this omnibus is all about action, battles and the slaughter of villains, all while Octavius is building his legacy as the new superior Spider-Man.

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