Things start falling apart as the Green Goblin’s army takes over New York. Octavius does not understand how this situation has gotten so out of hand as everything starts falling apart around him including Jameson who is preparing an army of new Spider-Slayers.
Norman has outsmarted Otto at every turn, and has destroyed Spider-Island. In the end, Spider-Man loses everything including Anne Marie who is unaware that she is a chess piece in a game between spiders and goblins. Thankfully, Mary Jane is equipped for situations like this and dashed out of the city with all of Peter’s family.
The death of Don Lameze is a foreshadow to Otto Octavius. Lameze was portrayed as a selfish, and immoral individual. However, he chose to defend Spider-Man from his malfunctioned suit in the last moments of his life, leaving him a hero in his last dying breath.
After learning how powerful Norman is, Otto Octavius gives up his existence in Peter’s mind through a memory wipe in hopes that he can Save Anna Marie. This issue allows both the readers to relive the life experiences, and origin of both Otto and Peter in an amazing two page spread panel.
The great saga of the Superior Spider-Man finally comes to a conclusion. The Goblin invasion is thwarted by the efforts of the Avengers & the Two “Amazing” Spider-Man’s as the story ends with a cover swipe of Amazing Spider-Man 50, and the resignation of J.Jonah Jameson.
This has been one of the best written Spider-Man story arcs in a while without the use of clones. Farewell Otto Octavius.