Exclusive Preview: Superior Spider-Man #3

Years ago, Doctor Octopus cheated death by transferring his mind into Peter Parker’s body. However, Peter used his last moments to convince Otto Ocatavius to become a hero. As the Superior Spider-Man, Otto made the role his own while alienating almost everyone in Peter’s life. Eventually, Peter reclaimed his mind and body. But Otto resurfaced in a clone of his old body before gaining a new clone body with a decidedly younger and healthier appearance. With Peter’s blessing, Otto is once again the Superior Spider-Man. But he’s still not great at being a hero.

Otto recently set himself up in San Francisco, and he was the only hero in the vicinity when Terrax the Tamer attacked. Terrax is a former herald of Galactus, and Otto was woefully under-powered compared to him…until now.

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In Superhero Hype’s exclusive preview for Superior Spider-Man #3, Christos Gage and artist Mike Hawthorne show us what happens immediately after Otto gains a fraction of Terrax’s cosmic powers. Unfortunately for Otto, it still isn’t a very fair fight. And Terrax is more than willing to tear down the entire city just to kill Otto.

Here’s the official description from Marvel: “Outpowered and outclassed by Terrax, Otto Octavius somehow turns himself into the COSMICALLY POWERED SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! This may not be enough to defeat Terrax, but even if it is, is the world ready for an Otto Octavius with this level of power?!”

You can read the full exclusive preview in our gallery below. Superior Spider-Man #3 will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, February 27. What did you think about the preview? Let us know in the comment section below!