Spider-Man doesn’t kill. We know that. But this isn’t Spider-Man. Not the one we knew, however.
Superior Spider-Man has been a story about a bad man, Otto Octavius, trying to be a good man. Often not from exactly the purest of motives, it’s more a pragmatic heroism, hampered with Casper The Friendly Ghost Spider-Man and a memory dump of the whole great power/great responsibility equation.
And in many ways, this has actually been a better Spider-Man, a superior Spider-Man, in the issue out today the character does things differently to the original, in today’s issue he saves more innocent lives than Parker could have done, but also putting more police in danger than Parker would have done.
We’ve already seen Otto make a very moral decision regarding Mary Jane Watson and all the issues that potential relationship raised. Today sees another test of the man. The oft-put issue of whether to kill a man in cold blood to prevent future, unknowable deaths.
Peter Parker would refuse that. This is not Peter Parker.
Will he succeed or fail? And if he fails… will he really succeed? Time to adjust your moral perspective folks, which side will you stand on?
Superior Spider-Man #5 is published by Marvel Comics today.
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