• “Troubled Mind”, Part 2

• Peter Parker takes a stand!

• With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided that enough is enough!

• More with Cardiac! More surprises! And a moment that will break a lot of hearts!

• To save the life of one of Spider-Man’s enemies, Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind, and his destiny!

• Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius?

Story by Dan Slott
Art by Humberto Ramos & Victor Olazaba
Colors by Edgar Delgado
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.9%


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  1. You know what? I’m kinda okay with Doc Ock being Spider-Man forever.

    • ‘LYING’

    • Hah! =)

      No way Cat, I’m telling the truth – albeit I was not a Spider-Man “reader” before all the hubbub over Peter Parker’s death (that’s no longer a spoiler right?) and only hopped on board to see what all the fuss was about. In the process Don Slott has sold me on the Doc Ock as Spider-Man idea!

      So yeah, I’m cool with Parker staying gone, or coming back but letting Doc Ock stay Spider-Man. I mean come on dude, The Die is Cast!

    • Hah! I totally disagree with you! As much as I love Superior Spider-Man and the tale that Dan Slott is currently telling which is awesome, I would not read a Spider-Man book starring Doc Ock forever, no freakin’ way! Peter’s going to come back, I’m pretty sure of it. If in a year it’s not the case, I’m also pretty sure a lot of fans (myself included) will have abandonned the book. It’s the kind of idea that works great and make up for a pretty decent story, it’s not solid enough to wane on forever…

    • I’m ejoying this very much right now, but I want Peter back fairly soon. And there is pretty much no way they will keep Peter in the background for too long, especially with a new movie coming out next year.

    • That is probably when they will time his return. Just like last summer when they timed the Lizard’s appearance in ASM with the movie coming out.

    • I personally would be happy with Ock sticking around forever but we all know it’s not going to be that way. The fan demand for Peter’s return is too great and then it’s #700 fan backlash all over again.

    • Like I said I was not a Spiderman reader before – but being into comics like I am I’ve read some issues here and there and very familiar with the character thanks to him popping up in other titles I am reading- just never been into him that much.

      Issue 700 brought me in and I’m digging the story that Slott is weaving – it’s a fun comic.

      You know it’s a situation similar to what I’m experiencing with Wade’s Daredevil right now – I’ve never been more into the character till now and that is due entirely to the writing of Mark Wade. When he leaves the book there is a good chance I may leave it too.

      Same with Peter Parker – when he comes back I may split.

    • Hmmmm you’re missing out on a great run by Dan Slott though! The seeds he’s been slowly placing here and there since almost a hundred issues now. There’s been hits and misses here and there (I’m pointing at you FF tie-in issues!!) but on the whole, it’s been good storytelling! Not Mark Waid good, but quite good nonetheless. Someday, check out the trades if you have the time, you’ll enjoy Superior Spider-Man even more!

      But yeah, we have a quite expansive hobby and we can’t waste time and money reading stuff we’re not a 100% into! 😉

    • I’m actually with you, ghostmann. I’ve tried to read Spidey before, but it’s this story that drew me in. I love what’s shaking and I honestly never know what’s going to happen because I’ve never read a story from Doc’s POV. Now that I am, I love it. I like his new cast of folks. I love that he’s taking away all that Peter built. One thing I do love about Spidey is that he’s just got some horrible “Parker” luck. This just really screws everything up. While I’m sure he will eventually come back (that story could be epic), I want to see what comes next. I’ve a feeling I’m going to feel bad for Doc by the end of this thing.

  2. I’m reading this in trade format until Peter is back.

  3. This issue was maddening yet good, the end has me pumped for the next issue. I don’t see how Otto can keep this up much longer with al that is going on though, I’m interested to see if Slott can keep this believable. I think he teetered on it a bit here.

  4. I dropped this a couple of issues ago.
    Wake me when Peter’s back.

  5. Dan Slott has an amazing grasp of the Spider-Man universe and characters. This was “only” a 4 star Spidey book (which has been the case with almost all of the Superior issues), just because I can’t get fully behind Ock Spider-Man, but every issue makes me realize that Slott has a better understanding of the Spider-Man mythos than most writers.

  6. I was pretty doubtful at first when I read Superior Spider-man #1 but I think that Slott has done something very interesting and shaken up the storyline quiet a bit. Slott obviously understands all these characters very well and every move they make seems believable The last page of Superior Spider-man #7 had me hyped for something really big but there was no real pay off, which is why I only gave it a 4/5. The story I think is well paced and is setting up for something big again let’s just hope that this well have a decent pay off.

  7. I am hooked! This has become one of my favorite books. A true must read. Slott is doing a great balancing act writing Octavius as Spidey.

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