Last issue, Spider-Man was given a decision, Hobson's choice, by Alistair Smythe, but what Smythe doesn't realize is that this isn't Peter Parker, it's Otto Octavius in Peter's body, and Spider-Man only has one thing in mind...the execution of Smythe, the "Spider-Slayer." This issue starts off with a lot of action scenes with Spider-Man fighting against Smythe, The Vulture trying to break the barrier that is protecting the innocent people, and The Scorpion going after J. Jonah Jameson. Just as The Scorpion is about to attack Jameson, The Lizard shows up to help Jameson out.
Eventually, Spider-Man defeats Smythe, and because of this, the improvements given to The Vulture and The Scorpion fall off, making The Vulture blind again and The Scorpion is without a jaw. Once things are under control at The Raft, Spider-Man leads everyone outside. Spider-Man's "spider-sense" goes off, and he sees one of Smythe's tiny Spider-Slayers coming up from a vent. More of them follow, dragging Smythe up from the vent. Even though his body is "dead," Smythe still has one final blow left, and he does so with the head of security, Ted Shipley.
Furious, Spider-Man shoots some webs at Smythe, and charges at him, going overboard to some rocks surrounding The Raft. In one final move, Smythe wanted to transfer his mind into Spider-Man's, but because Spider-Man has metal plates covering the back of his head, Smythe's attempt failed. This is where Spider-Man tells Smythe that he is Otto Octavius, and he already beat him to the mind transfer, so his final battle with his true enemy wasn't even his true enemy, and Smythe's final legacy is less than nothing. This is the end of Alistair Smythe, the "Spider-Slayer."
Spider-Man makes one final request to Jameson at the end of this issue, but no spoilers here. This is another good read from the creative team, and a nice way to close out this story-arc. There are a lot of action scenes in this issue, and the artwork is great as usual, so I give this issue a solid three out of five stars. The Superior Spider-Man #13 is written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inked by John Dell and Terry Pallot, and colored by Antonio Fabela, and is available now in print or digital formats for $3.99.