It's the start of a
new era for the man who everyone believes is their favorite
web-crawler. The Superior Spider-Man makes his debut fighting a new
incarnation of the Sinister Six, and soon, his new attitude comes to
the surface. The issue mostly focuses on the intellectual aspect of
the character, and how it will help him in his mission to become
indeed a superior version of the man (men?) he used to be.
While the tone of
the story reflects the angry and resentful personality of Otto
Octavius, the playful and almost comedic presence of the original
Spidey is felt throughout the book, not just in the plot, but also
the art. Speaking of, rising super star Ryan Stegman brings his "A"
game to the title; although I prefer his work in the first issues of
Scarlet Spider, it is undeniable that the amount of detail in his
panels is exquisite. Those who are still uneasy about how things
ended in ASM #700, will feel much relief and understand the journey
that here begins after reading the last page of this issue.