Thoughts: This issue really worked in my opinion. Christos Gage (one of my favorite writers)(Mine too!!) really understood what made Doc Parker tick here, and did a great job of showing a ton of different emotions for him in the span of this issue(That's a good point...). The funny thing is this issue probably wouldn't even have happened if Spidey wasn't Superior Spider-Man right now. The situation of Ock as Peter choosing to disobey orders from a supposed man of lesser intelligence like Tony Stark for the sake of trying his own plan, partly because he wanted to be the hero, then failing, not only himself but his fellow heroes as well, then having to live with the knowledge that Stark's plan probably would have worked and being humbled(Heh, you said "humbled"...) by that fact was great(Dude, what is up with you and the run-on sentences today?!). Every action here made sense, the way he blamed Peter for his failings, the anger at not being able to save May or Mary Jane, the quiet shame of letting down everyone when he returned to Tony, knowing he may have cost everyone a chance at beating Ultron, and realizing that Peter being an Avenger didn't make him dependent, it just strengthened a powerful individual even more(Damn, you were poetic here, JT! Nice!).
Superior Spider-Man: I beat death... But Death, it seems... does not like being cheated.