The Age of Ultron looks to be a pretty brutal time for the good people of Earth. It's understandable, of course, that an adamantium robot determined to exterminate humanity from the face of the planet in favor of advanced mechanical life might make things uncomfortable for we sad sack fleshbags.
However, one sad sack of flesh used to be a much flabbier sad sack of flesh, and that gut-bag was named Otto Octavius. Where once was a doughy scientist bent on world domination, there is now an Aloof Neighborhood Spider-Man, and for once, he's on the crap end of despotic intentions when Ultron takes charge.
Christos Gage of Avengers Academy fame steps in to tell the tale of Otto-Spidey in Superior Spider-Man #6AU, with art from Dexter Soy and a cover from Marco Checchetto, a preview of which you can see here. Marvel is promising an "end nobody will see coming" for The Age of Ultron story spearheaded by Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch. Will they live up to Marvel's hype? That remains to be seen, but Gage is always engaging, and we're rather curious as to how a half-reformed supervillain riding in a superhero's body will deal with the ultimate triumph of another antagonist more deadly than he ever was?
Check out this preview of Superior Spider-Man #6AU, due out next month.