Superior Spider-Man #14

Superior Spider-Man #14

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

It's SUPERIOR SPIDER-MONTH as the biggest new book of the year brings you its biggest twist yet!The Superior Spider-Man takes down Shadowland.All of it. To the ground.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 24, 2013

    This issue opens with a narration from a citizen of Hells Kitchen whos had to adapt to life underneath the Kingpins ever-present shadow, and it gives the reader an excellent view of why people would support such an extreme action against Fisk. This isnt the Spider-Man were used to, so it makes sense hed have different methods for dealing with a villain of this caliber, and while some fans may balk at people just giving him a pass, when we see into the minds and eyes of the civilians forced to live under the boot of a known criminal overlord, it begins to make more sense why theyd support this new Spider-Man. But Slott isnt letting Octavius off the hook, as this book shows, and its becoming increasingly clear that the superiority of this Spider-Man may, indeed, only be his own declaration. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Jul 25, 2013

    Dan Slott youre a king when it comes to writing Spidey Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 25, 2013

    I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say this book is actually superior to the ol' Amazing Spider-Man, but it's relentlessly fascinating entertainment. Our familiarity with the characters has been turned on its ear, or maybe dropped on its head, and there's a sense that all bets are off, and we have no idea where this is going (beyond, of course, the likely return of Peter Parker in time with the movie sequel next year). Imagine what happens if the Goblin turns out to be Harry Osborn again, and Spider-Man straight-up kills him without hesitation, because Ock couldn't care less about Peter's friendship. Or maybe this will turn out to be Gabriel O'Hara, the Goblin 2099, and that's why Spider-Man 2099 is going to come into town thanks to the Age of Ultron effect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 24, 2013

    The only problem is, if you haven't been reading along you're not going to appreciate just how awesome this comic series has been. Is that enough to rate it down to an 8.5? I'm starting to wonder, because it's such a consistently enjoyable read. Then again, comics would be pretty boring if they were all unrelated one offs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2013

    This issue was just a ton of fun, and I love that Slott has completely embraced his Otto Octavius idea. Last issue ended with Spider-Man setting up his new initiative, and Slott wisely chose to skip over all of that set up and instead jump feet first into the new Spider-Man regime. New costume! New henchmen! New giant spider robots! It's great! I love seeing a no-holds-barred Spider-Man, and I love seeing him interact with both J. Jonah Jameson and the grateful crowd. This is Otto finally free of Peter Parker, and it's better than I ever expected for this series. Throw in the continued adventures of Phil Urich, and you've got one heck of a happy Spider-Man fan here. I don't think I've ever been more excited for Superior Spider-Man! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 27, 2013

    Things are changing in Spider-Man's world, and it looks like they're for the better. With this being another in a long line of excellent issues, it's going to be interesting to see where we go from here. Ock's approach to crimefighting is innovative and different, but how long can it last before something goes wrong, and consequences of his actions come back to haunt him? In the meantime, if everything stays as good as this, then let's just enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2013

    This is a great transition from the conflict at the Rift because you really start to see that Slott put thought into this story. You'd almost forget about the Goblin King and then you realize with everything Otto is doing now, he's just making room for the Goblin King to take over. I think when he makes his move finally it should be something pretty awesome because he seems to equal him in both tactics and intelligence. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 24, 2013

    Delivering a surprising issue with plenty of action, ambitious twist on the Spider-Man formula and some delightfully bombastic art, Slott, Ramos, Olazaba and Delgado manage to continue the entertaining adventure of Spider-Ock on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2013

    Humberto Ramos returns to the series to help usher in this new era. I'll never be entirely happy with his hyper-exaggerated style, but for the most part it works in terms of conveying the sheer chaos and spectacle of the Shadowland battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 25, 2013

    Besides the fight (and the obligatory reference to its Goblin-based subplot), it feels like this issue is missing a twist, a reason for being besides a punch in the face. Still, with a new suit and a new way of doing things, Superior Spider-Man #14 remains a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brandon Burpee Jul 26, 2013

    This title is really hitting it's stride recently. It's worth both your time and money and not only because it gets rid of you know where. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jul 29, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man #14 shows just how serious Spider-Man is about being Superior while setting up a few possible ways for the man to fall and fail. What will happen when someone finally upstages Otto and knocks him down a few notches? I'm curious if he is willing to learn from his mistakes as Spider-Man much in the same way he's used his failures as Doctor Octopus to make him a better Spider-Man. Regardless, this series continues to the foundation Marvel book in my collection. It's been a long time since I've had an Earth-based Marvel book that I've liked as much as this one. I'm sticking around for the long haul! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Jul 30, 2013

    In my opinion, Spider-Man is currently one of the best books Marvel is putting out right now and it shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jul 27, 2013

    Overall, this issue was a good way to showcase the new status quo for Spider-Man. His whole operation has expanded and he's like a one-man Avengers unit. I wonder if the actual Avengers will have something to say about that in the future. Oh well! Until then, I enjoy seeing everything that Spider-Man can get away with now that he has Jameson in his back pocket. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Sep 2, 2013

    While he does have his critics due to his exaggerated style give credit where it's due as Humberto Ramos and with all the craziness that is happening he is best equipped to handle it. Almost every panel is brimming with multiple characters and doesn't result in lazy backgrounds as they also carry the parts of the building falling to pieces as well as The Hand uniforms being torn to shreds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Fletcher Moore Jul 26, 2013

    If youre not picking up Superior Spider-Man youre doing yourself a disservice. This book has everything a superhero book needs and more. Even though Slott killed Pete, he is still a great writer who will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 16, 2015

    Sadly, this installment doesn't offer much with the personal life of Peter/Octavius, which is the other big part that's fun to watch, especially with Anna. This one is about cementing what it is that Octavius is going to do to "fix" things in the city and what strings he's going to pull to get what he wants in order to succeed. It's definitely interesting to see his army come into play with the giant robots, which he calls arachnaughts, as well as the troops that are called spiderlings. It's comical and comic-book-y, but in all the right ways to leave you enjoying this very different take on what the character could be and the ramifications of it all as well. There's some good pacing here, some solid character material and some very enjoyable artwork to tell this tale of how things are changing in this part of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 24, 2013

    With Superior Spider-Month wrapping up, its safe to say that the July Spidey-titles were a success. The new titles are great and Superior continues to at least be decent. Looking forward, theres plenty of Superior madness to come and it will be a blast to talk about it. Read Full Review

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