Another month has gone by, and issue two of the new "Superior Spider-Man" series is here. And speaking of the number two, it's the Superior Spider-Man's second day "on the job," and thus far, nobody knows that Spider-Man is different. What's shocking is that J. Jonah Jameson is thankful towards Spider-Man and he actually shakes his hand. The memory of Peter Parker, within the mind of Otto Octavius in Peter's body, doesn't like this, claiming that Jameson is finally nice to Spider-Man...over his dead body.
The scene shifts over to Mary Jane as she's talking to Carlie Cooper, and they watch the news footage of Jameson shaking Spider-Man's hand. They realize that things are getting weird, and Carlie mentions that there was something strange that Doctor Octopus told her (In Amazing Spider-Man #700), but she doesn't tell Mary Jane about it. Mary Jane takes this awkward moment to tell Carlie that she and Peter are getting back together. Indeed, Carlie is shocked by this.
The story shifts over to "Lunch with the Watson woman," where the readers see Peter arrive on his third date with Mary Jane. During this time, Peter's mind, within Otto's mind in Peter's body, doesn't like what's going on, and he's upset that Mary Jane can't see through him. The date is cut short due to Peter having to go on patrol, after Mary Jane hears a fire truck. Peter/Otto thinks this is inconvenient, so he creates Spider-Bots to patrol for him. This way he can focus his attention to Mary Jane.
"Lunch with the Watson woman, Second attempt," makes Mary Jane wonder if there's time for Peter to spend with her, but he tells her that he deployed digital "spider-eyes" along his usual routes, but Mary Jane notices that it's not him, not his style. Peter responds by saying he's a smarter Spider-Man, and he asks her if she'd like to spend more time with him. Peter's mind within does not like this at all. After four dating trials, Peter/Otto wonders what he's doing wrong, so he figured he'd try web-swinging with Mary Jane, "Just like old times." The results were successful.
Spider-Man drops Mary Jane off at her window, but doesn't get invited in, because Carlie's been staying at Mary Jane's, so she can help Carlie out, since she was shot. Spider-Man is not happy with this, but the mind of Peter Parker is blissful about this. The next morning, one of the Spider-Bots detects something outside of Mary Jane's nightclub - bird creatures that are going after Mary Jane. Spider-Man swings over there as a bird creature is flying out a broken window, and lets go of Mary Jane in mid-air. Spider-Man builds a giant web to break her fall. It's at this point that Spider-Man realizes the risk he's putting on Mary Jane, so he breaks up with her. The last scene shifts back to Mary Jane's place, and she tells Carlie about the break-up. Carlie tells Mary Jane that she makes Peter sound like a different person, and decides to go back to work, because there's one mystery she has to solve.
Like I mentioned in my review for issue one, I still don't know what to expect from this series. Issue one was a great read, this issue is good, but not as great as issue one. I like to call this issue "The dating issue," because the plot focuses on Peter/Otto's attempts to have a successful date with Mary Jane. The introduction to the Spider-Bots was a nice touch, and it shows how much smarter Otto is compared to Peter. The mind of Peter within Otto's mind, is a nice attempt, to make the readers realize that Peter is in his body somehow. In some panels, it's kind of overkill, but it makes sense. Overall, I give the second issue of the Superior Spider-Man 3 out of 5 stars, because it's just okay, there's not as much excitement as the previous issue, but still worth picking up. The Superior Spider-Man is available now in print or digital format for $3.99, and is written by Dan Slott, drawn by Ryan Stegman, and colored by Edgar Delgado.