Superior Spider-Man #21 Review

Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1_21_TextlessSuperior Spider-Man #21 reads more like a classic Spider-Man book than most of the previous Superior Spider titles before it. And that actually feels good.

Bear in mind, Peter Parker’s mind and body are still inhabited by the mind of Otto Octavius. Still, the action of this issue was more akin to classic Spidey than it has been in a while, spider-bots and all.

We also continue to see how Parker struggles to find a way to get Dr.Lamaze to rescind his accusations of Parker plagiarizing the work of Otto Octavius in an attempt to earn his doctorate. Much to the chagrin of Lamaze, Parker finds a way to do this, albeit in a sleazy and sneaky way.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for our anti-hero after last issue, Ock-Spidey somehow finds a way to set things straight, even if it is short term. There are so many twists, turns, ups, and downs here that you will be left gasping for air. This is a commendable accomplishment for Dan Slott.

As Slott continues to deliver great issues in the series, he is maintaining shorter, two book arcs while keeping the Green Goblin threat looming over the series in what will ultimately conclude with the Goblin wars to come in a few months.

If you have been a fan of this series so far, you know that you are in store for a great little read with huge implications down the line. With not many more issues to come before the end, we are truly in for a treat with this amazing…er…superior Spider-Man series.

Score: 8.4

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