Author Archives: Erik Lexie

  • Superior Spider-Man #07 Review – Erik’s Take

    Cardiac returns to the pages of Spider-Man as an unexpected new opponent, which catalyzes a renewed struggle on Peter’s part to assert his influence and ultimately leads to a long-overdue confrontation with the Avengers. It’s nice to have the story moving again. The Superior Spider-Man #07 Words by Dan…

  • Superior Spider-Man #6AU Review – Erik’s Take

    Christos Gage takes the reins again for a post-apocalyptic What If where Otto tries to revive civilization on his own and eats some humble pie. Not having read any of the main AoU series, I can’t comment on this issue in its larger context. As a diversion from the…

  • Superior Spider-Man #06 Review – Erik’s Take

    Screwball, the villain who runs around livestreaming her heists, teams up with Jester to humiliate Mayor Jameson and Otto decides to take them down in his own particular fashion. There are some good parts, but I’m getting tired of the way Slott is dancing around the actual meat of…

  • Superior Spider-Man #5 Review – Erik’s Take

    We get another look at Massacre, who continues doing serial killer things, and Otto tracks him down and ponders whether to end his life. Like Superior #4, this doesn’t get good until the end, resulting in an issue that mostly exists to weave threads for future stories while sacrificing…

  • Superior Spider-Man #4 Review

    Superior’s first instance of a Slott-created villain arrives, with Marcus Lyman, a Big Time invention, escaping from prison to kill again. And almost nothing else of interest happens until the last page, in what I think I can confidently call the most purely mediocre issue of Superior so far.…

  • Superior Spider-Man #3 Review — Erik’s Take

    The Vulture returns in an issue that puts some interesting emphasis on Octavius’s history of having worked with Toomes before. While the book still seems to be finding its footing, this is a marked improvement over last issue and helps to move the story forward at a respectable pace…

  • Superior Spider-Man #2 Review – Erik’s Take

    Find out what happens next in the saga of the Superior Spider-Man, the world’s zaniest super hero! Now with 100% more masturbation than last issue! 90% less super villains than last issue! And the most frustrating portrayal of Mary Jane Watson since… well, since last issue. There’s only one…

  • Superior Spider-Man #1 Review

    A new era begins. Otto Octavius inhabits Peter Parker’s body, and this first issue gives a pretty clear taste of what his particular brand of web slinging is like as he goes up against a brand new Sinister Six and starts to settle into his new life. By setting…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #700 Review — The Final Issue of Amazing

    The apparently final struggle between Peter Parker and Otto Octavius has arrived. This is, for now, the “last” issue of Amazing Spider-Man — here after weeks of leaks, spoilers, arguments, and apparently some death threats — and it’s one of the most baffling comics I’ve ever tried to take…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #699 Review

    Peter struggles to figure out how Doc Ock has managed to switch bodies and begins to formulate a plan for his last-ditch attempt to win his life back. Being trapped in the body of one of his greatest foes with precious few hours left to live, he’s rightly beginning…