Superior Spider-Man #10

Superior Spider-Man #10

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating


  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 25, 2013

    This was just a fun issue, with a lot of fantastic little touches that show why Otto is so different from Peter. I love the idea that Otto waits until the most opportunistic moment to strike during a gang war, and how he trusts the police and fire department to do their jobs, whereas Peter would have thrown himself into every single emergency and pushed himself beyond his reach in order to save everyone. It's a fascinating comparison between the two men, and one I look forward to seeing fully explored. Beyond that, Otto just seems to be enjoying himself, and that translates to a better comic. His date with Anna was super cute, and I want to see more of the two of them. I also liked the idea of MJ moving on. And beyond the relationship stuff, Slott is building some good conflict in the background, from the police investigation to a new Green Goblin scheme. Superior Spider-Man is finally firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez May 25, 2013

    Overall, Superior Spider-Man is exciting, fresh, and amazing (natch). It's given us a whole new era in Spider-Man stories and the fact that people are so passionate, either for or against it, just shows that, despite everything, Slott is doing something right because people are constantly talking. I know I am and I cannot wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 23, 2013

    Slott's story is kind of fascinaSlott's story is kind of fascinating. As much as I miss standard Spidey shenanigans, this is a compelling and unsettling look into the mind of a villain who is doing something villains never do " live the lives of the heroes they hate most. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin May 27, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man finds its voice in this issue, as Peter Parker finally disappears from the series and Doc Ock is left to become a hero on his own terms. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 12, 2015

    Another issue in a series that I really can't believe works as well as it does. I was hooked hard in the first five issues with the trade that I got on the cheap digitally and working through the series in singles from there has been a real treat. This installment is definitely a jumping on point, but the whole series so far is just a must-read work that has me loving it. This installment gives us some good story starting material, solid character pieces and progress, decent action and some fantastic artwork from Ryan Stegman once again. There's a lot to like with this Superior Spider-Man and I'm growing afraid of seeing it eventually coming to a close. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2013

    Something big is definitely brewing and the Goblin King revealed at the end is the focal point of it all. He knows Otto's tech, and has even managed to bring many of Otto's enemies together to put an end to Otto's violent watch over New York. If he really wants to be Superior, the moment will sure come soon when he puts that to the test. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2013

    Ryan Stegman's artwork is unfortunately mixed in this issue. The problem lies mainly in the inking, which is a joint effort between Stegman himself and Edgar Delgado. The blacks are frequently too thick, jagged, and haphazard, leading to an overall more loose and hurried look for the series. Hopefully that will change when Stegman returns for his next stint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc May 26, 2013

    For the most part this is a definite step-down from the previous one but thats not entirely its fault because that was the conclusion of a serious incident. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 22, 2013

    Yet another solid issue from this series. It's consistently entertaining and consistently rewards the reader who's been following along. In the same sense, anyone just joining us will have plenty of things fly over their head. In that sense, this series sets itself apart from most comics these days. Most issues recap thoroughly or can be enjoyable even if you're not following along. It's a double edged sword then, that this is so good, but not for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mmahar7 May 22, 2013

    Ryan Stegman’s art is great as always. I’ve really been happy with what he’s brining to the title. It’s not the greatest, some of the facial expressions really don’t hit home as much as they could, but everything is fun. He brings fun to the title, which is what seems to be the overall theme of the arc. You know this isn’t permanent, so you’re not too worried about the status quo. You’re just enjoying the ride and having a fun time with some friends, new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 22, 2013

    Otto Octavius may have won his recent battle against 'Peter Parker' but it looks like there's some big trouble brewing. Dan Slott continues to develop the direction Otto is taking Spider-Man and as hard as it is to think about, you can't help but want to see how it's all going to play out. You can see that Otto's arrogance will get the better of him. There's no way the battle with Peter is over. Ryan Stegman makes it all look so good. You'll find yourself pausing to look at everything in the panels. With the return of a certain Spider-Man threat, it's going to be great to see how prepared Otto will be. This may not be the Spider-Man you grew up with but, man oh man, there's just no telling what Slott is going to do next. That's what makes it all so interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere May 23, 2013

    Even though the main plot made close to no progress, Slott still manages to give us a lot of impending plot points that does promise a good future for the series and deals with the repercussions of the last issue, while Ryan Stegman and Edgar Delgado both impress with their work. Overall, a good issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb May 24, 2013

    Oh Superior Spider-Man, you have so much going for you, but it's just not the same. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the story, but right now we're living in a world where neither of the main Marvel Universes (616 and Ultimate) have a Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd May 24, 2013

    I am SO happy the Green Goblin is back. He popped up a few issues back but seeing him here and outwitting Superior Spider-Man was great. I'm excited for a few meeting with Superior Spider-Man and Goblin is right up there with Venom and Scarlet Spider-Man, both of which are coming up in the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 27, 2013

    This issue will be collected as the final part of the second trade of Superior Spider-Man, and yet it feels like a fresh start and new beginning for our leading man. It doesn't quite reach the heights of last issue's intense battle, but the chess pieces are in motion for an explosive confrontation further down the line which will be interesting to see indeed. The artwork continues to be stellar, and it's very clear that Dan Slott knows exactly what he's doing with this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 24, 2013

    Ultimately, "Superior Spider-Man" #10 moves the story of Otto Octavius' greatest victory forward, adding more subplots and developments while inserting depth into the existing subplots. Slott and Stegman do a fine job of balancing action, intrigue and character development, giving readers a chance to join Peter and J. Jonah Jameson at dinner with Aunt May and JJJ's dad as well as Peter's date with his sometime-tutor Anna Marconi. There's a lot of story packed into this issue as the Superior Spider-Man makes his stranglehold on Peter Parker's life just a little more treacherous. As though calling a poker bluff, Slott sees that threat and raises the stakes just a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker May 23, 2013

    Slott really rocked this issue. If this is how things are going to be, the previous issue is totally forgiven. Like Chris Yosts writing in Avenging Spider-Man, Slott has finally found a way to write a fun Spidey-Ock. Please, Mr. Slott! Let Superior continue to be this awesome Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ryan Utterback May 23, 2013

    Coming on the heels of the paradigm-shifting Issue #9, this issue contains nothing shocking, but serves as a solid foundation for Doc Ock's adventures going forward as Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Jun 1, 2013

    ProsSlott knows how to create suspense.Art makes a depressing plot less depressing.ConsSatellite characters come off as naive and stupid.Cartoonish art is not for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie May 23, 2013

    Ryan Stegman's stylized take on Spider-Man works compliments Dan Slott's "What If" like story. Most readers should recognize the smoke and mirrors of superhero comics Slott employs as a "resurrection" will no doubt come down the line soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hatmasta May 25, 2013

    Peter is finally gone - and though I loved the book before this issue, #10 has brought the series to a new level. If Daredevil hadn't dished out one of the best comics in the past few years this week, this issue would be my issue of the week. But seriously: Slott is on a tear with this book. It's fun. It's quippy. It's smart, action-packed, wonderfully written, and it has several moments involving MJ that tug at the heart-strings. I can't say enough about this title: read it.

  • 9.0
    The Villain Jun 28, 2016

    Another solid issue with a few more appearances from some of the classic characters that Spidey fans love. I though maybe this series wouldn't work now that Peter Parker has been completely banished from his own body since the last issue but I still found this issue to be a lot of fun. A battle with a familiar foe seems to be on the way.

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 14, 2013

  • 8.5
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas May 22, 2013

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jun 7, 2014

  • 8.0
    DarioV Apr 17, 2015

  • 7.5
    Rico May 24, 2013

  • 7.5
    PurplePenguin Mar 17, 2015

  • 1.0
    jackhawksmoor May 22, 2013

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