Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tash's Pick of the Week: Superior Spider-Man #15

Written By Dan Slott
Pencils By Humberto Ramos
Inks By Victor Olazaba
Colors By Edgar Delgado

Once again this book comes out smelling like roses. Superior Spider-Man #15 ended up being my pick of the week because of the great storytelling by Dan Slott and superior (pun intended) artwork by the crew of Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba and Edgar Delgado.

Picking up from the last issue Phil Urich is on the run as the Hobgoblin from Spider-Man after Spidey took down the Kingpin and Shadowland. I myself was wondering how in the hell did Hobgoblin make it pass the little spider-bot that Doc/Ock Spidey has running around NYC. We learn later on that the Green Goblin has hacked into the Spider-bots and made himself and anyone wear Goblin garb almost invisible to them. I'll admit I like the idea of Doc/Ock Spidey having a villain that he can't totally out think. Norman Osborn is indeed one smart SOB.

I'm totally looking forward to the showdown between Doc Ock/Spidey and the original Green Goblin. You know it's coming and don't look so surprised. Spidey has his Spider-Bots tearing up the city while Hobgoblin is out hitting  up banks for money to keep his weapons working (because he owes the Tinkerer ) and his monthly payment to the original Hobgoblin.

It's a safe bet when the Green Goblin learns of this he decides to see just how good Hobgoblin really is. He turns of his little device to make the Spider-Bots aware of any Goblin activity in the city. Once Hobgoblin is located by Spider-Man (who just knocked off a check cashing place.) They fight, I mean really, what else could they really do. It is a Super Hero comic. Hobby fights for just a bit then drops into an alley way to change into Phil Ulrich.

Spider-Man gets the drop on Phil and sees him with no mask on. Just as Phil is selling his photos to the Daily Bugle to earn some extra cash. Much like Peter Parker would do in the now ended and now classic "Amazing Spider-Man". Spidey does a total heel move and put out an APB on every TV in New York telling everyone that Phil and Hobgoblin are one and the same. Talk about the **** hitting the fan! My mind is toally racing at what in the world is going to happen in Superior Spider-Man #16. Will it be my pick of the week next month? Guess you'll just have to check back and find out.

-Tash Moore

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