Once more, Peter Parker is trampled
Following Doc Ock's discovery last issue of the shred of Peter Parker's consciousness that's been hanging around their shared body since Superior Spider-Man #1, mental warfare took place between the long-time enemies for control, with Otto Octavius evidently the victor, and apparently now fully in the Superior Spider-Man driver's seat, and any hope for Peter at least temporarily dashed.And the worst part is that Peter may have accidentally led to the injury of a girl whom Doc Ock was trying to save(?):
Nrama: It's interesting that Peter is seemingly undone by the admission that he evidently neglected his own code of power and responsibility, in regards to the girl OckSpidey performed surgery on last issue. Is it possible that's a circumstance where Octavius genuinely has the moral high ground, or more of a testament to the desperate position Peter is/was in?I hope anybody who really thinks of themselves as a Spider-fan is troubled by Wacker's negative reference to Peter, because I sure am. Peter Parker causes an accident, Doc Ock is the better here, and we're supposed to be fine with that? Shudder. And what an absurd claim that Peter was interesting all because of his mistakes. What about his altruism and efforts to mend the mistakes he made, as well as his interactions with the supporting and recurring casts in the MCU?
Wacker: I guess that will be up to each reader to interpret, but from my vantage point Peter Parker was interesting for 50 years because of the mistakes he made. He’s not stainless, he’s not perfect. There are plenty of examples over 700+ issues where his behavior was less than exemplary.
I hope readers are troubled by Pete’s actions. I know I was.
And if Otto really saw the light and understood why crime doesn't pay, wouldn't he try to help Peter regain control of his body? They can spin this any way they like, but even if Octavius didn't exploit Mary Jane, he's still guilty of killing Peter in a most bizarre way, and that itself is quite an offensive act. It'll make no difference if he tries to do more "good" within the next several years, because he's guilty of murdering Peter, and worst, nobody in the MCU actually knows anything about this as Otto continues to keep it a secret.
All Spider-fans who honor the true foundations of Lee/Ditko's creation should stay far away from this atrocity and not spend even a penny on this horrific mess.
Update: The Homeworld website gave this a very damning review, and says that the 9th issue of Inferior is terrible not because it's shocking and maddening, but rather, because it's simply boring. No doubt, it'll be quite the cure for insomnia.