The Superior Spider-Man #15 starts a two-part story arc titled "Run, Goblin, Run!" It continues off where the previous issue left off, where The Superior Spider-Man destroyed Shadowland (a giant fortress in the middle of Hell's Kitchen), with the assistance of his newly formed "Spider-Patrol." With the assumption that The Kingpin is dead, another power is rising in the city, led by The Green Goblin.
This issue starts off in a small fix-it shop, where The Tinkerer works. The Hobgoblin comes in through the front door, to the dismay of the Tinkerer, because a costumed super villain walking through a front door could be bad for the business, and it will tie both villains together. Due to his narrow escape at Shadowland, the Hobgoblin pays the Tinkerer a visit so he can fix his gear. Once the Hobgoblin leaves, the Tinkerer opens a secret room, where Ty Stone heard the whole conversation, and works on Hobgoblin's gear. But what hidden agenda does Ty have?
Meanwhile, Spider-Man, his Spider-Bots, and the Spider-Patrol are at the remains of what used to be Shadowland, and Spider-Man puts up an offer for anyone who finds the remains of the Kingpin. At the scene are Officer Carlie Cooper and Captain Yuri Watanabe. Carlie still has suspicions about Spider-Man because he's changed so much.
The scene shifts over to The Daily Bugle, where Phil Urich (the Hobgoblin), shows off his video footage of Shadowland coming down. With this rare footage, he receives a nice paycheck, but it's not Kingpin pay. Phil isn't sure if it's going to be enough to cover Tinkerer's bill. At this moment, the original Hobgoblin calls Phil, and it's not good.
The Hobgoblin goes out on a bank robbing spree, and Spider-Man gets a notification about this on his cell phone. Spider-Man can't believe that the Hobgoblin escaped Shadowland, he thought he was trapped inside with the Kingpin. Spider-Man wonders why his sensors didn't detect him. His Spider-Bots are failing him. Because of this, he sends out his Spider-Patrol to find him, and nobody goes home until the Hobgoblin is found. Spider-Man has been "working" overtime, and the next scene shifts to several places where Peter's friends wonder where he's been. Aunt May thinks it's work and school that's keeping him busy. Mary Jane calls Peter several times, and he doesn't answer or have any concern about her since the fire in her club. Peter missed his third meeting at Horizon Labs, and he's missing out on school as well.
Back at Spider-Island, Otto wonders how Peter found the time to do all of these things, be at certain places, and spend time with certain people. So after pondering for a bit, he decides to call Anna Maria, and they meet up at Empire State University. After taking care of things there, Peter's phone vibrates, and he takes off to find the Hobgoblin. Was Peter's phone sabotaged? An aerial fight between Spider-Man and Hobgoblin occurs, and the Hobgoblin manages to escape Spider-Man, and get into his street clothes. Suspicious, Spider-Man makes himself visible on all television channels, on every computer screen, and on the Times Square jumbotron screens...and makes a big announcement. Read this issue to find out about this announcement.
Overall, this is another good read from this creative team. It's an overall, solid book, great story, nice artwork, and the scene where Peter's friends wonder about his whereabouts stands out. It goes to show how busy Spider-Man has been lately, and the realization that he needs to take some time to be himself, Peter Parker, or should I say Otto Octavius? The Superior Spider-Man #15 is available now in print or digital formats for $3.99, and is written by Dan Slott, penciled by Humberto Ramos, inked by Victor Olazaba, and colored by Edgar Delgado.