Marvel Teasing New Doc Ock Superior Octopus and Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider Books
On the road to SDCC 2018, Marvel has let loose two new teasers for upcoming projects led by a possibly new ongoing series called Superior Octopus starring Doc Ock and another volume of Spider-Gwen’s adventures under a different title.
No creative team or release date yet for this book but it looks swell, especially considering how fun Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man was, despite being shortlived. Check out the full cover for the Superior Octopus below:
Otto Octavius has gone through ups and downs in his career as both a superhero and a supervillain. The formerly old man made his way up to becoming Spider-Man’s # 1 enemy first in Amazing Spider-Man # 700 where his physical body dies and ends up swapping consciousness with Peter Parker. Then he proceeds to try turning over a new leaf starting with Superior Spider-Man # 1 where he even creates his own company called Parker Industries. He and Parker met once more during Spider-Verse before they got separated in time.
During the next volume of Amazing Spider-Man, and during the height of the storyline Secret Empire, Octavius got a new body and a new HYDRA-backed costume. The fight with Spider-Man was pretty much a temporary setback for the mad scientist and by Amazing Spider-Man # 800, he managed to protect May Parker from Norman Osborn/Red Goblin’s attack.
Spider-Gwen No More.
Like Superior Octopus, no creative team or release date has been revealed and Marvel has teased that they will be bringing more information during one of the panels for San Diego Comic Con.
For now, it’s clear that Marvel doesnt want to use Spider-Gwen as the alternate universe Gwen Stacy’s official codename. And news that Ghost Spider will be the official monicker for Gwen had occurred as early as a year ago with the announcement of the Marvel Rising project.
We’ll keep an eye out for more new developments for these two books. Hopefully we get a good creative team for each title because these are really interesting characters in and on themselves.