SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 by Slott & Stegman

Posted on 07 February 2013 by Admin

Another issue of Superior Spider-Man has been released but has it improved?

Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1_3Superior Spider-man #3
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Ryan Stegman
Published by Marvel

Synopsis: J. Jonah Jameson asks Spider-Man to track down The Vulture.

Good: The story for this book had some interesting parts mostly Otto’s flashbacks. It was nice seeing more about Otto’s life and his time working with Adrian Toomes and the Sinister Six. I also enjoyed that Otto was trying to help Toomes in the end and offered him money so he could finally give up his life of crime. It showed a different side of Otto that made me enjoy the character a little more. I also liked seeing Otto get pushed to the edge after discovering he had hit a child because of Toomes. I was happy to see the outcome from the fight with The Vulture also with ‘spirit Peter’ gone he wasn’t there to stop Otto. That was another highlight of the book the whole Spirit Parker wasn’t as overused as the last book.

Bad: Once again I’m not enjoying the art in this book. With the same artist as last time and the book shipping only a week after the last one the art is pretty much the same. Normally that’s not a problem but when you didn’t enjoy the art in the previous one it is a problem. I also didn’t enjoy the Spider signal, I get that the writer was doing it as a joke but it felt like a cheap rip off that I didn’t find funny. Now originally I was happy that someone was finally suspecting that Peter isn’t well Pete but with the way the book ended that might be done. It appears that even after what Otto did to Toomes, Charlie looked like she believed him when he explained why he did it. The story still has potential but it just feels like it’s being wasted. I’m really starting to lose hope in this book and hope the writers and artist can really improve it. For the books benefit I hope the next issue doesn’t come out for about a month that way it isn’t rushed and they can really work on it.

Overall: It was a small improvement over the last issue but I still find myself hoping for a better book and a better Spider-Man. It was nice to have ‘spirit Peter’ not nagging Otto all the time.

Rating: 2.5/5

What are your thoughts on Superior Spider-Man #3?