The Superior Spider-Man #007 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Dan Slott
Illustrations: Victor Olazaba, Humberto Ramos, Ryan Stegman, John Livesay
Coloring: Edgar Delgado
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

The Superior Spider-Man #007 – Comic Book Review

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Octavius is finally in complete control of Peter Parker’s body now that he has wiped out Parker’s presence completely from his subconscious. With his newfound freedom, Doc Ock decides to become a better superhero than Peter has ever been, even if it means he has to result to very drastic measures. After some time in his lab, the new, ‘superior’ Spider-Man emerges with an army of his own, and he makes sure that Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin will never pester the world with his crimes again. Destroying his base and killing said villain, a new kind of dark hero rises, but this new kind of behavior makes some of Parker’s closest friends wonder if the man inside Peter’s body is truly their beloved friend.

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The issues in this bundle start off in with the aftermath of Spider-Man’s extermination of the Kingpin, which granted more moving space to the Green Goblin, or at least the mad bomber’s successor, while the original one dabs in the shadows. Octavius is determined to bring the flying villain down, and will once again take the necessary steps if needed.

Still in the same storyline, the future Spider-Man in 2099 has to find a way to stop certain events from happening in 2013, seeing if he does not find a way to prevent them, he will simply cease to exist, never being born in the first place. The latter will of course result in this futuristic Spider-Man paying a visit to our current Spider-Man, who houses the spirit of an evil genius.

Dan Slott adds an interesting new crossover to the story, by throwing the Spider-Man of 2099 into the mix, and the usage of time travel. Of course, the latter is rather overused in Marvel series, but for Spider-Man, safe for the times it was done in the animation series, it’s a fun concept to spice things up. The story remains interesting throughout this omnibus, and it shows that Slott still has a lot in store for us.

Not much has changed on the illustrations front, making it easy to spot who is who, except for a few characters that truly look alike. Nonetheless, the rounded facial features, which tone down the grimness of the story a bit, remain intact, while making sure the detail level remains the same. Overall things look spiffy, detailed, with proper color combinations that show the work that was put into this story.


The Superior Spider-Man #007 kicks things in a second gear, as Octavius gains a lot of freedom without Peter’s lingering spirit constantly pestering him, or affecting his choices. You’ll be treated to a rather dark omnibus this time, that introduces a new, yet familiar, villain that sprouted forth from the Kingpin’s demise. The excitement factor is surely a step up again.

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