New Superior Spider-Man #1 leaves readers hanging, with Otto not fully embracing the Superior role. Previews for upcoming issues are vague, raising questions about when he’ll become Superior. Some covers show him half in Doc Ock attire, adding to the uncertainty. While comics often have slow storytelling, readers expect more Superior Spider-Man action from the start. It’s a tough sell, especially for those wanting the full Superior experience immediately. The title might be a tease, and for readers out of the Spidey loop, the new lore can be confusing.
Latest ASM installment unfolds Rek Rap mystery and Limbo’s pursuit, but fails to resonate positively. Despite prior momentum, the arc feels like filler, lacking substance and engagement. Humor attempts fall flat, and action is minimal. Ed McGuiness’s art is commendable, but prospective readers may consider skipping this lackluster installment. Not a compelling lead-up to the anticipated Gang War.
“ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1” offered an enjoyable read, despite what seemed like a slow start, likely building up to something fantastic. The story introduced Tony Stark (Iron Lad) and a version of Reed Richards (Doom) on a mission to rescue Thor from an Asgardian prison. Afterward, their goal is to undo the Maker’s world-altering changes. While enjoyable, the issue would benefit from a recap of “Ultimate Invasion,” and some parts felt rushed. The portrayals of Reed’s Doom and Iron Lad were highlights, and the art depicting Thor was impressive. It’s a promising start, and the upcoming issues featuring Spider-Man, Black Panther, and X-Men are eagerly anticipated. One lingering question is why Thor didn’t call Mjolnir while in prison, or was it a unique choice?