Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14

Writer: Steve Lieber Artist: Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• A year of duplicity and double crossing leads to this - who will live, who will die, who will get the head of Silvermane?
•  Spencer and Lieber bring this rollicking tail of evil to it's penultimate hour!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 6, 2014

    SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN is the cat's pajamas. The story inches forward, but we're getting to know a little bit more about Overdrive and his relationship with the rest of the team. I laughed a lot during this issue. It's easily one of the funnest reads each month. Pick this up in trade and catch up. It's easily the best on-going series about Spider-Man B-list villains ever made. However, I can't think of too many others. Anyway, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Huy Tu Aug 7, 2014

    Spencer and Leiber are still killing it with Superior Foes. The splash page of Overdrive's escape is worth the price alone. These origin issues that happen every so often are great for letting the hilariously convoluted plot breath and also gives the audience some context for the characters since they are mostly C-listers. This issue also pokes fun at the common comic trope of “bad guys switching sides” and I feel that this type of introspective meta-humor should be commended. Don't get me wrong, this comic also contains a bunch of other fun jokes too, including a bunch of sexual innuendos which this book as been known for. I would recommend this cult hit, but be sure to start at issue #1, since the story is somewhat layered with the many factions and characters presented in the current story, e.g. , Silvermane's head, Hammerhead, Owl, Chameleon and Doctor Doom's portrait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Mike Dillon Aug 15, 2014

    Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14 is a fabulous blend of smart and silly that is unmatched in the comic book market. Here we finally get the reveal of Overdrive's origin and it's better than you could have imagined. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 7, 2014

    The series continues to amuse and fire on all cylinders, even if it rarely seems to be in much of a hurry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Aug 7, 2014

    Superior Foes takes a breather this month with a character-focused issue, that ultimately leads to a "shocking" turn of a events. If you've been reading along, you'll love it. If you haven't, then what the hell are you still waiting for? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 11, 2014

    It's always darkest before the dawn. There's always silence before a big bang. That's sort of where I feel we're at with Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14, which continues to demonstrate this creative team's potential, even if it doesn't always seem to tap it as deeply as it could. This comic is amusing, and is a chuckleworthy detour from the overarching plot - and judging by the cliffhanger, I think we're going to see Spencer get to the meat of the story soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Aug 7, 2014

    It's the type of creativity and cleverness that make comics fun to read. The stakes are not necessarily high, since you know where all the final players ended up, which deflates some of the story. It does give you an emotional footing on where each of the characters stand with one another, which will invariability shape future encounters and conversations. Also, a good rereading of previous issues is rather necessary for those who have trouble keeping up. Despite the recap pages, the series does will not necessarily sell itself without the impressions and backstory of previous issues. The personalities and growing with these characters is what sells the stories each time. Without that background, I'm afraid it may all just come across to new readers as mediocre and drifting. However, the final page theoretically promises big changes next issue with the reveal of Shocker's, “… mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore,” moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 9, 2014

    I realize we all need a break from time to time, but it feels like this story has been going on forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    coby Aug 9, 2014

    Coby's Top 5 Comic of the Week

    We get the origin story for Overdrive here, and it is wonderful. This is one of the only comics that can regularly get a laugh out of me. Beetle in the bathroom with Shocker and Silvermane's head hiding in the tub is hilarious, and was given away for free with the Preview. They also pull one of the Hawkeye censoring gags where Spider-Man's head covers up a middle-finger. Speaking of Hawkeye, Superior Foes of Spider-Man one-ups it by having a few silent pages here that work way better than Deaf Hawkeye's recent foray with sign language in issue 19.

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Aug 14, 2014

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Aug 10, 2014

  • 8.0
    Demarcoa Aug 7, 2014

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