Marvel announces that Otto Octavius, better known as Doctor Octopus, will be returning as Superior Spider-Man this fall.
Superior Spider-Man creators Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman will reunite to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the shocking story where a dying Doctor Octopus takes over Peter Parker’s body. The legendary team will collaborate with Mark Bagley, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Humberto Ramos to create the epic upcoming one-shot.
Written by DAN SLOTT Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, HUMBERTO RAMOS, MARK BAGLEY & RYAN STEGMAN Cover by RYAN STEGMAN On Sale 10/11
The Superior Spider-Man’s story wasn’t initially well-received. However, as time went on readers warmed up to a Doctor Octopus/Spider-Man hybrid with the titular character constantly trying to one-up himself. Otto was on a mission to destroy Peter’s rogues’ gallery just to prove that he is the better Spider-Man. Executive Editor Nick Lowe further emphasizes the story’s success, saying “A run that started with outrage ended with nearly universal accolades.” Lowe also adds that he is “super excited to gather the folks who made SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN the historic book it was back together!!!”
Lowe isn’t the only person who is looking forward to the return of the infamous character. The original story’s writer, Slott, also expressed his excitement about revisiting Superior Spider-Man. He further explains the creative process by stating “The challenge Marvel gave me was: for the 10th anniversary, how can we revisit Superior, without repeating ourselves, and while telling a story that impacts Spider-Man’s world today?” He further teases the event with “SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN RETURNS is going to take an untold Superior tale, and drag it kicking, screaming, and violently exploding into the present. It’s going to give you everything you liked about Superior but in new surprising ways. No time travel. No clones. And no way we’re telling you how. Read the book!”
Superior Spider-Man Returns #1 written by Dan Slott with art by Ryan Stegman, Mark Bagley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Humberto Ramos, will swing into comic book stores on October 11, 2023.
Source: Marvel Comics
The original creative team behind 2013’s Superior Spider-Man, Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman, reunite to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Read More