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Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #3 - Infinity Part 1 Review

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It's an Infinity tie-in. That should give you an idea what to expect.

The Good

Whether you like the SUPERIOR Spider-Man or not, you have to admit Spider-Man controlled by Otto Octavius usually gets the job done in an efficient manner. He just sometimes gets a tad too arrogant. But that's part of the charm in seeing this (what everyone should know is temporary) Spider-Man.

Continuing from the newly relaunched MIGHTY AVENGERS, Spider-Man, Luke Cage and other "street-level" Avengers are dealing with an alien attack, initiated by Thanos since the main Avengers are off planet dealing with the events in INFINITY.

You get a good sense of the chaos from the invasion. Michael Del Mundo's art and colors gives an interesting take on Spider-Man. It might not be totally fitting with what we're used to but it's a nice style.

The Bad

This was one of those moments where I temporarily forgot Chris Yost was not writing this issue. There was an odd sense that SUPERIOR Spidey was explaining too much but that can largely be attributed to this being a tie-in issue and new-reader friendly.

We're introduced to a new character. She could be interesting. There could be some potential. It's a little out of place in the midst of this tie-in. We do see her 'origin' but it's a little hard to be fully invested when we're trying to focus on Spidey and the invasion. Without a full explanation to how she got her powers, I'm finding it a little difficult to really care what happens to her next.

This is also an example when a tie-in interrupts the flow of series. I'm much more interested in what Yost has been developing. We'll have to wait for issue #5 to see that.

The Verdict

It's an INFINITY tie-in. Even so, this issue won't add a lot to the overall story. This is more of a tie-in to this month's MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 since the focus is on the Avengers that stayed behind on Earth. We get to see SUPERIOR Spidey deal with a potential new hero. Obviously he has his own motives but it still makes an interesting exchange. Regardless, this two-issue arc interrupts a story I was more interested in with one I can easily do without.