Final review of this Thursday night is going to be the other Mark Waid comic I picked up yesterday, Daredevil. Now THIS one should be interesting as we have the new, Superior Spider-Man and Ol' Hornhead meeting up for the first time. I expect nothing but great things here.
Summary: This issue gets underway by showing us that Matt Murdock was very nearly broke after he split with Foggy Nelson after a fight. While Matt is contemplating what to do about his lack of income, he's attacked by Spider-Man, who had been told by Assistant DA McDuffie(who had heard from a drunken Foggy) that Daredevil had gone insane and become a public menace... It's a long story... Anyway, the two fight and Daredevil tries to puzzle out what was wrong with Spidey, especially since physically he had passed all of DD's tests. Before the fight can go too far, Stilt-Man tries to rob a helicopter... Yes, really. The two heroes(I'm not sure I should use "heroes" here, actually...) put aside their differences and even manage some teamwork in taking down Stilt-Man. Afterwards, the two talk and DD manages to convince Spidey that he wasn't insane or a menace. DD asks Spidey if anything was bothering him, but Spidey naturally says no, before swinging back to his own book. From there, Matt buys a pie from Foggy's favorite bakery and gives it to Foggy as an apology, which leads to the two talking out their differences and going back into business However, this one ends with a shock as Foggy reveals to Matt that his doctors believe he had cancer...
Thoughts: Well that ending sure hits close to home... This issue was extremely good, of which I'd expect no less. Waid captured Spidey/Ock's dialogue SO well here, and actually made me laugh out loud a few times, especially when Spidey and Stilt-Man were using the same dialogue. I'm glad somebody, in this case, Daredevil, called Spidey on his super-villain-ish dialogue! Everybody in Superior Spidey seems oblivious to Peter's recent dialogue. The dialogue was great, the story was good, this was a very solid issue with a strong cliffhanger. What more could a DD fan like myself ask for?
Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.
Spidey's dialogue here is epic!