Best thing about Superior Spider-Man is that it feels like a fresh story. I am well aware these are all rehashed stories but with different characters but somehow it changes the outcome every time. It isn’t about “Will Spider-Man win?” It is about how far Spider-Man will go to win. Most people who are so upset with Otto taking over forget that this change-up has so much story potential it is crazy to not want to be a part of it! Venom, the Lethal Protector, has never fought a Spider-Man like this. Venom has always been the greatest Spidey villain in my book but only when the writer knows how to write him. Dan Slott knows how to write Venom no matter which incarnation it is. Here is the official press release:
The Superior Spider-Man Faces His DARKEST HOUR With The Return of – VENOM!
Meet a superior symbiote as Octavius faces Flash Thompson in Superior Spider-Man!
This November, the amazing creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos sink their teeth into the villain who could ruin everything you know about the Superior Spider-Man—Venom—in Superior Spider-Man #22!
“Be warned—we have some nasty stuff planned,” said series writer Dan Slott. “Venom always brings out Spider-Man’s dark side, and we’re taking that 10 steps further in this latest arc. You should probably read this in a sunny, well-populated area.”
Nobody had pushed Peter Parker harder than Venom—will Otto Octavius face the same brink? As the symbiote’s tentacles wrap around Otto’s new life, everything he’s worked, sacrificed, and even killed for face their greatest jeopardy yet. One of the biggest books of Marvel NOW! is about to get even crazier in year two as The Superior Spider-Man’s journey takes a new dark twist.
“There is no better brawl to get the blood pumping like a showdown between Spider-Man and Venom,” said Marvel Senior Editor Steve Wacker. “Now that Otto’s in the driver’s, we can see these two clash with a viciousness we’ve never seen before. Believe me when I say we’ve been saving up for this one!”
With his life turned upside-down by his most ruthless enemy, can the Superior Spider-Man live up to his name? Find out as Venom reigns this November in Superior Spider-Man #22!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2013!