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Superior Spider-Man is Fired

He's trying to become a "superior" Spider-Man, but it looks like he's an inferior employee.

Better update those unemployment figures! Today Marvel has teased an upcoming SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN story called "Fired." It seems fair that Ock's inability to play well with others will eventually cost him his job. And, with the Avengers looking down on him in the background, it makes me wonder if they'll also come to a decision regarding his status on their team. Despite leading the Sinister Six at times, Ock has never really been much of a team player. Will Ock be unable to juggle the many responsibilities that Peter has? Or will he just be too rude for the others to handle? I guess we'll see!

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Written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Humberto Ramos, 'Fired' will begin April, 2013. What do you think will happen?

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Spider-Ock: Scott was right

Captain America: GTFO

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Posted By CircularLogic

The next story arc, Ock-spidey is hired back to the Daily Bugle, somehow regressing the character back even further than OMD.

All kidding aside, Does anyone honestly think Doc Ock is the kind of character we can follow for more than a year once the hype dies down? Just imagine if Peter Parker never existed, but the same character of Doc Ock did in fact. Do we truly care about him enough to give him a lasting book? I don't see it happening

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Posted By Death Certificate

Spider-man off the avengers?


no seriously name one time spider-man was useful in the avengers book.

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Posted By aaunderoath

So after years and years of people crying that they wanted Spider-Man to be poor and with MJ again Slott is now tearing down Pete/Ock's life to bring it back to that. So what do Spider-Man fans do now that they're getting what they wanted? Complain ...

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Posted By Barkley

cancelled would be better...if all you can say about Superior Spider-man wont last and peter will be back then this change wasn't worth it

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Posted By x_29

Either way I don't give a damn.

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Posted By sergyanime

No offense to G man but he has a job and friendships to consider in his judgment of superior spiderman. I think if G man wasn't in the position he was in now he would be just as mad as a lot of people about superior spiderman.

The reasons most fans weren't mad when peter made money is because people don't care about the parker luck. People want to cheer on peter and people want peter to live a good life. Peter is for many a reflection of them selves and watching your self be striped of everything and taken over by your worst enemy makes it feel much worse then if this was like the hulk or something that we don't relate.

Dan slott is a good writer, but even the best writers write some bad stories and this choice is a bad one. If this was a mini series I bet people would be a lot more interested and slott still could have told his story without angering his fans and fans of spiderman.

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Posted By Phaedrusgr

@Jodez: Disliking the Spider-Otto nonsense, hating the toe thing, waiting for Pete to come back. Let Sl-Otto destroy everything. Someone will rebuild our dear Peter.

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Posted By TDK_1997

I can't wait for the first issue to come already.

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Posted By Don_Jay

@G-Man: I personally loved that Parker got the good job, the money, the apartment, because it was a good (and quite logical) step in the characters evolution. He finally started to live up to his potential both as a scientist at Horizon and a hero as a part of the Avengers. We had Almost 50 years of comics, where he had money problems, and the whole Parker luck. His scientific mind was often unused and underplayed. That is the reason I loved Slott's run on ASM. Then came 700, where my biggest source of rage is the fact that the whole damn ending felt disrespectful to the character. Will Parker be back? I'm willing to bet good money on it. But this suggested direction feels very much like the "let's get Parker single, because he was single when I read it as a kid" approach, coined by Quesada. Now Stott's about to destroy everything he built for Parker for the reason of what? So when they bring him back eventually they can once again tell stories about how down on his luck he is? How he has to rebuild his personal relationships and the respect of the people and the superhero community? To me, this just feels like an uninspired attempt to rehash the stories slightly differently.

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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude

@JonSmith said:

DAMMIT OCK! I bet ten bucks Ock would last thirty seconds with the Avengers in Pete's body! He doesn't even make it to his first issue! ****!

I give him eleven seconds to blow it. Probably by saying something like

"Don't talk out loud or you'll lower the IQ of the whole city."

Quite possibly to all of them.

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

Wait, you can get fired from the Avengers?

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Posted By Black_Cat7

For a moment I thought this article was going to reveal that Dan Slott was fired, or something. It got my hopes up.

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Posted By Sammo21

@G-Man: You can't please people, Tony. I think Dan Slott has done a great job with Spider-Man. I'm excited to seeing where this story arc goes because OBVIOUSLY as of issue #1 of Superior this is an arc. I'm sure we'll come out of this seeing Parker as the superior Spider-Man and defeating Ock once again.

@powerhouse1122: wow, really dude...calm down. Many people think that Spider-Man being a full time Avenger (and on three different teams at the same time) was a completely screw up in and of itself.

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Posted By SupremeHyperion

Anticipating Superior Spiderman I must say. We all know at some point spiderman will be back by some silly means but I'm looking forward to Oc trying to prove he's more fitting than the original

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Posted By DerfelMacklin

Can OckSpidey take Wolverine with him?

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Posted By gmanfromheck

I'm actually surprised people didn't complain when Peter got his dream job at Horizon. He had so much money, a great apartment, etc, everything that was the opposite of what Peter Parker's "Parker Luck" was about. Now he's getting fired and people are having a fit?

And for the record, I still say "The Other" story where Peter dies and gets reborn in a cocoon made from spiders was way more whack than what's going on now. I know there are those that really loved that story but it just didn't work for me personally.

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Posted By animehunter

@Vulshock: Avengers #1 is set before Superior Spider-man, so it's still Peter not Dr Ock

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Posted By danhimself

@Vulshock said:

It could also explain why he is so grateful in the first issue of Avengers.

that was Peter....Peter is still Spider-man for the first arc of Avengers

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Posted By JonSmith

DAMMIT OCK! I bet ten bucks Ock would last thirty seconds with the Avengers in Pete's body! He doesn't even make it to his first issue! ****!

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Posted By dondave

Can't want for this to come out

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Posted By animehunter

What this means, is that when Peter comes back (not if, NEVER if), he'll have to rebuild his whole life again.

Getting a job, rebuilding his reputation with other heroes, rebuilding his relation with friends, family & Mary Jane

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Posted By Vulshock

It could also explain why he is so grateful in the first issue of Avengers.

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Posted By powerhouse1122

Ruining everything. Dan Slott I hate you. F@$& you man.

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Hes probably getting kicked out of the avengers...

but ah who cares he has the combined knowledge of both ock and peter hes smart enough not to need anyone lol

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Posted By Jodez

Okay seriously what's up with Parker/Ock's toes?

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Posted By xblah_blahx

Replace "fired" with "CANCELLED!" then that would be a start in the right direction for this garbage.

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Posted By ThePRez

damm it OCK!! gett it together