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This is a Secret Empire tie-in
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Holy heck that was an issue! And talk about using company synergy. Slott has shown a great ability to roll with shifting editorial ground before and here he uses a tie-in to reshape his character's whole situation and in such a way he is perfectly ready for the next event/rebranding Legacy effort. But it doesn't feel forced at all, it is a natural continuation of events that have been happening in this title. I loved when Ock pointed out that Peter was basically just continuing on as Ock had done. Doc Ock tried to be Superior Spider-Man and then Parker tried to be the Superior Superior Spider-Man instead of the Spider-Man he was before. But now everything gets reset as Slott is again unafraid to majorly shake-up the character into a brand new direction, albeit one that points to the past (including a focus on Osborn again next issue). I gotta admit that moment when his suit burned away...I almost literally jumped up and cheered! "This is the only suit I've ever needed to beat you." MIC DROP
Slott has earned trust many times over and I am very interested to see what ideas he has going forward. And damn happy Immonen is on art because he is Amazing.
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You sound kinda shocked Cable lol...that's the bonus of a shared universe (and the added bonus of having a dvariety of books out, so if you're into interconnection you can get it or you can get more standalone stuff too) and Slott has been always adept at reveling in that aspect of the MU (like Waid and Ewing, among others).
This was just a gut punch but also a great end to this chapter in his life...I just can't imagine what comes next.
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Yeah, this was a terrific ending to this amazing tie-in arc. I know some fans who were incensed that Slott had turned Peter into a poor man's Tony Stark, that making him a global CEO took him too far away from the image of being a hard-luck hero. But part of what I've loved about Slott's current work is how Peter has used that capability to continue doing what he feels is necessary and right, no matter the perceptive cost to his company. So burning it all down is exactly the Parker thing to do no matter the consequences, loved it.
Also, Slott nailed it on some amazing character insights between Otto and Peter here, who is trying to be Superior of the other? The personal effects and costs of this tie-in is what made it stand out to me and made it all the more dramatic and fun.
Whatever comes next, I just hope Slott continues the growing romance between Peter and Bobbi. An unlikely pairing that I've never considered but man, Slott makes it work so well.
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Based on Cable's response to this I think I may have to give Slott another shot here. I quit reading pretty early on, but I'll have to give it a shot. I never felt this was a good direction for Peter Parker and it seems kind of echoed here.
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