Exclusive Preview: Superior Octopus #1 Gives Doc Octopus a New Mission

Otto Octavius was once Spider-Man’s ultimate foe. As Doctor Octopus, Otto cheated death by transferring his mind into Peter Parker’s body. Otto also accepted the responsibilities that came with Spider-Man’s powers. However, he arrogantly dubbed himself the Superior Spider-Man and subsequently ruined Peter’s reputation. The real Spider-Man is still dealing with the fallout from Otto’s reign. But now, Otto’s got a brand new body and a new home. So it’s time for the Superior Octopus to emerge!

Superhero Hype is proud to present an exclusive preview of Superior Octopus #1, by Christos Gage and artist Mike Hawthorne. In these preview pages, Otto confronts a team of Z-list villains and demonstrates why he is far more formidable than ever. He also has some, shall we say, interesting ideas about heroism. And he’s not above using his considerable resources to make others do his work for him. What will Spider-Man say when he finds out about this?

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Here’s the official description from Marvel: “DOC OCK-TOBER STARTS HERE IN THIS SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco’s protector, but you won’t believe his methods. Some of Otto Octavius’s new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he’s the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS! Chistos Gage (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool) will change the way you look at super hero comics.”

You can read the full exclusive preview in our gallery below. Superior Octopus #1 will be released on Wednesday, October 3.