Ryan Stegman

The Superior Spider-Man 10 (July 2013)

Very interesting issue. With Otto freed of Ghost Peter, he makes some different choices–first is prioritizing responses to crimes and crises (which Slott addressed earlier in the series but not as directly) and, second, how he’s going to spend his Parker time. Without the old Peter Parker memories, Otto’s scenes with Aunt May completely different. […]

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The Superior Spider-Man 9 (July 2013)

Whew. There I was, having to take back some negative comments about Slott’s pacing last issue and how well he sold the story overall… and now I’m validated. This issue reads in something like two minutes, maybe three if you take a bathroom break. Otto zooms down into his own mind to fight the collected […]

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The Superior Spider-Man 3 (April 2013)

Slott’s starting to edge in on Batman territory here. The Vulture is using children to commit crimes, strapping them into flight harnesses and sending them out. Otto loses it and almost kills him, horrifying Ghost Peter and the police lady. I can’t remember her name. It might be Carlie or something; it’s goofy, whatever it […]

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The Superior Spider-Man 2 (March 2013)

I’m liking Stegman less this issue. Something about him reminds me of Todd McFarlane; he’s busy without content, just a lot blockier than ol’ Toddy. Luckily, I’m liking Slott’s writing a lot more this issue. Ghost Peter has a big role here, basically narrating Otto’s narration. Only Ghost Peter can only know what Otto’s narrating, […]

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The Superior Spider-Man 1 (March 2013)

Once one gets past the entirely goofy brain-swapping detail, Superior Spider-Man is a hoot. Dan Slott’s success at it comes from his refusal to play too much into Doctor Octopus all of a sudden being a good guy. Otto isn’t out to beat the new Sinister Six because it’s the right thing to do, he’s […]

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