Marvel has finally announced that The Superior Spider-Man comics will be returning this December.
Marvel also revealed that the comics will see the return of the classic Spider-Man villain, Doctor Otto Octavius to his former persona. It will be written by Christos Gage with art by Mike Hawthorne.
The series will see Octavious leaving behind his evil Doctor Octopus image and proving to world how great a superhero he is. Obviously, his definition of a “great superhero” is obviously different than others.
The cover to the Superior Spider-Man by Travis Charest is also out and it looks incredible.
For those who don’t know, Doctor Octopus became the Superior Spider-Man after the death of Peter in the “Dying wish” storyline. The series showed Octavius implanting his mind into Peter Parker’s body and setting out in the world to prove that he was better than Peter in all aspects. However, it turns out that Peter Parker was still present somewhere in the back of Octavius’ mind.
In one of the issues, when Octavius was unable to defeat Green Goblin, he allowed Parker to take control of the body and saved his beloved, Anna Marconi.
Later, Octavius installed his mind inside the robotic body of the Living Brain. He then restored his consciousness into a cloned body of Peter Parker and became Superior Octopus. But now it looks like Octavius will leave that attitude behind and come out as Superior Spider-Man once again.
The Superior Spider-Man #1 hits the market in December. Here’s the synopsis of the issue:
“Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! If you think you’ve already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story, prepare to be wrong. Otto is going to prove to the world that he’s the most effective and (to him at least) the best superhero in the world. But when a villain that overpowers him by so much shows up in San Francisco, there’s no way Ock can win, right? Can you see Otto smirking from where you’re reading this?”
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