The Superior Spiderman Peter Parker is Spiderman again. But he will have to deal with everything that Octopus left in his life.
The return of Peter Parker as Spiderman to the protagonism of his series was a milestone for the wall-crawler, who began a new stage. Dan Slott remained at the helm, and the stability of the series allowed great sagas, subplots and the creation of new characters. And on this return, Parker returned with the only other victim of a radioactive spider bite, the one we now know as Silk.
After the dark stage of Spiderman Superior, the series looked again for the light in a panorama that had suffered too many dramas, changes and tragedies. Spiderman was once again Peter Parker, the happiest young man in the world, the hero who always has a joke, but the time “Otto Octavius” he had left enough business to settle. A girlfriend, a company, a lot of work totally unknown to Parker, and regain the trust of friends and allies.
Slott steps out of the shadows of his own saga to take Spiderman back to his glory days, with light and emotion, with optimism and a constant fight with the bad guys that served as an example for everyone. But before he gets back to normal, the screenwriter puts him through the most embarrassing situations he can think of. From passing physical exams, magic etc by his allies in the heroic community, to facing Octopus’s girlfriend, his “technically” and discovering that he owns a technology company based on Octavius’ knowledge and that he does not own. Self-aware comedy, because if Parker isn’t in trouble that makes us smile, he’s not Spiderman.
But not only is Slott dedicated to repairing and rebuilding the status quo of Spiderman, he also builds new plots and introduces characters. The most important, one that called into question the uniqueness of Peter, Seda, the woman who received his same powers in an accident equal to his. Dan Slott knows that the best way to tell the reconstruction of a character is to put it next to another that is being built. The mentor-student relationship always adds a lot to the characters.
And if the return had to be brilliant, it had to be Humberto Ramos, an old acquaintance of the wall-crawler who illustrated it. With a bright, vibrant and exciting style, as only the Mexican knows how to do with his style that unites manga, cartoon and the most classic superhero drawing, he brings a new stage to life.
A new beginning for Spiderman, which underwent great changes, and which do not disappear here, but have to be faced by the classic, giving rise to a series that returned to the roots of the character, but in a new world.