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Travel to Spider-Verse with the Return of Superior Spider-Man

Christos Gage and Nick Lowe talks Doc Ock’s missing adventure, plus exclusive preview art!

“Understand this—in all of space and for all of time—I am the Superior Spider-Man!”

In the pages of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31, Otto Octavius sacrificed his consciousness, surrendering the body and mantel of Spider-Man to Peter Parker. Otto’s tenure as New York’s web slinging wonder ended, and so too did his life.

For now.

This August and September, Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert shake up the chronotons and offer a glimpse at an untold tale of the wall-crawler at his most superior with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN issues #32 and #33.

You may have thought Otto Octavius out of time, but has his story truly ended?

“Obviously there's more to it,” says co-writer Gage. “There’s time travel involved. Sharp-eyed readers will remember a period in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 when Otto vanished in a flash of temporal energy. Now we'll find out where he went, and what happened.”

Indeed, Octavius blinked out of that juncture of 2013—along with all of Horizon Labs—for some nine hours, only to be plucked back to the present, battered and fuming, by a team of fellow scientists. Octavius seemed especially furious, but all memory of the events of his quantum leap faded in an instant.

“Is this an untold chapter of the past, a tale of the future, or both?” Gages teases.

      “SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 kicks off the edge of Spider-Verse,” explains editor Nick Lowe. “The road to the biggest Spider-Event of all time begins here. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN finds himself in 2099, finally a time where science and intellectual advancement is at least closer to his genius. He needs to find his way home, but things get a little more complicated than that.”

      Even in this brave new world, Otto must still contend with past sins and the ever-looming shadow of his greatest rival.

      “Superior Spider-Man comes face to face with a Peter Parker Spider-Man.” says Gage. “A very different one from the one we know.”

          With two epic chapters drawn by Camuncoli and Kubert respectively, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32-33 proves there’s no half-life for superiority, and that the legacy of Otto Octavius lives on somewhere, sometime.

          Begin the epic swing to Spider-Verse this August with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32

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          25 comments
          scottdavis260
          scottdavis260

          Indeed, I quite enjoyed the Superior Spider-Man series and I really do hope it comes back and be made on going again

          Johnnyboy84
          Johnnyboy84

          This series was awesome I hope it comes back.

          Josh_Simpson
          Josh_Simpson

          I for one want another superior spiderman seriEs (sorry about that caps, keyboard is broken)

          buraisho
          buraisho

          Marvel hurt my Wallet when Scarlet Spider, Venom Vol. 2 with Flash, and this series Superior Spider-man was ongoing.  I was even purchasing the new Thunderbolts because of Flash.  Don't go digital it is too easy.  I am looking forward to the return.  I wish Superior Spider-Man didn't end.  I would love to see a Vol. 2.

          timmydakidd11
          timmydakidd11

          Finally! I've been waiting to see what happened to Otto when he disappeared out of time! I'm thinking this may lead into a Superior Spider-man Vol 2 (hopefully with Otto not in Peter's body)

          lv10mage
          lv10mage

          Please don't make this ongoing again. You guys are hurting my wallet :(

          Awesomaximus
          Awesomaximus

          I dont necessarily want the Superior Spider-man back,but it will be interesting to see his return and his meeting with the other Spider-Men. 

          Deanwhit01
          Deanwhit01

          It will be cool for Otto Octavius as Superior Spider-Man to meet Peter Parker as Spider-Man from a different timeline.

          joshjo20
          joshjo20

          The return of something SUPERIOR! YES! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Please don't let it be just 2 issues!!!!!! Make it a whole new line of comics!!!!!!! New, original, and SUPERIOR adventures!!!! New, original, and SUPERIOR foes!!!!!!!!!!  

          LintOfDeath
          LintOfDeath

          Superior-Spider-Man #1-29 was so good that I can forgive Dan Slott's heartbreakingly rushed and plothole-filled 30 & 31. I couldn't bear to join in on the new Amazing Spider-Man because of the sheer volume and depth of those story issues, but with Slott no longer on a deadline to end the series for a movie tie-in, I'll gladly give him another chance with 32 and 33.

          hollywood0239
          hollywood0239

          Please, please make this an on-going story.  I would buy this comic monthly.

          rafi1125
          rafi1125 member

          I felt that Otto Octavius as Spider-Man was just as awesome as Peter Parker and I was annoyed when it looked like they killed him off. I can't wait for Otto's return and I can't wasit for Spider-Verse.

          inferiordeadpool
          inferiordeadpool

          THANK YOU! I was so upset when Superior Spider-man ended..

          sinanberk
          sinanberk

          I wonder ıf he will be in  Spider-Verse


          MARVEL@ddict
          MARVEL@ddict

          Are these just two issues or is it the return of the ongoing series?

          superior warrior
          superior warrior

          They could clone pete but put ock's memories in that clone so ASM anf SSM can both live on. Also Ock+Anna Maria

          rafi1125
          rafi1125 member

          @sinanberk  I think the article made it pretty obvious that the new issues of The Superior Spider-Man will be direct tie-ins to Spider-Verse.


          rafi1125
          rafi1125 member

          @MARVEL@ddict  I really hope they bring The Superior Spider-Man back as an ongoing series. That would be freakin' awesome!

          Ultrawolf
          Ultrawolf

          @MARVEL@ddict Based on the description, it seems like just these two issues to explain what happened in that brief time-gap, but there is a (probably high) possibility this can be a backdoor way to have Otto "survive". Maybe he plugs his consciousness into something in the future or something?

          Rin_the_White_Wraith
          Rin_the_White_Wraith

          @Ultrawolf @MARVEL@ddict I agree. otto may have found out about his "death" and may have chose to go through with it, but secretly found a backdoor, as our dear friend Ultrawolf have said, to cheat death but still be good or preserve timeline, unlike the event in Age of Ultron, where wolverine screwed that up. Otto should get a title or a name for cheating death, how many times has he done that now?

          jjwspider
          jjwspider member

          @Ultrawolf @MARVEL@ddict  Superior Spider-Man 2211 has a nice ring to it.  The extra arms would be something Ock would be able to adjust to very easily and he may encounter the character in the Spider-Verse story.  Also, if there is one Spidey in serious need of a design refresh, 2211 has got to be it.