Superior Spider-Man 2, the second issue since Otto took over Peter’s body, is a blast. Mary Jane and Otto together is fun to watch. In addition, Peter’s soul endlessly persists on Otto doing the right thing. You can read about Superior Spider-Man 1 if you haven’t yet.
Spider-Man and Jonah Jameson Become Friends
Whoever would have thought that J Jonah Jameson and the man he loves to hate, Spider-Man, would ever make amends? Well it happens in Superior Spider-Man 2. Jonah and Spider-Man shake hands as a sign of gratitude for a job well done. Peter’s soul watches in awe as his infamous enemy, currently mayor, makes things right. Is this the beginning of a new friendship?
Mary Jane and Otto Date
The focus of Superior Spider-Man 2 is Mary-Jane and Otto (“Peter”) begin dating more often to mend their relationship. This makes for a very entertaining issue. Mary Jane shoots down Otto over and over again, giving him a peck on the sheet after each date. Eventually, Otto realizes that Mary Jane loves the danger of Spider-Man as well, and uses it to his advantage. In the end though, he is forced to let her go in order to make things right. This is an easy decision for him because he realized that he has access to Peter’s memories, and already conquered her. Wink.
Judging from the letters in the back of the comic (or emails, I should say) people seem to really hate the premise of Otto replacing Peter as Spider-Man. I had the same initial response, but it is turning out to be a fresh direction and beats the ho-hum same-old, redundant Spider-Man we are used to. So many people hate the concept, however, that I am sure Peter will find his way back into his body and he will have Otto’s memories. That way, he will still be superior, and fans will stop complaining.
If you haven’t read it yet, get it and tell me what you think. What do you think about all this? Comment below.