Superior Spider-Man #21

Superior Spider-Man #21

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• Stunner is back and wants revenge for the only man she ever loved - Otto Octavius!
•  How will she avenge him? By killing the Superior Spider-Man!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Nov 14, 2013

    Good laughs, great action, and Octvaius making fools of everyone, these are all the things you can expect from Superior Spider-Man. The ending has placed some interesting seeds for the upcoming ‘Goblin Nation' story arc and I for one am extremely excited to see what's next! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Michael A. Espinoza Nov 13, 2013

    Pick it up and add it to the collection, things are getting crazy and very intense in SSM and I can't wait for the next few issues to come out. Aside from the art being a bit odd here and there, I really feel this is a fantastic and memorable issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 13, 2013

    An above average Superior issue, because of the art singing and the plots being cut back a bit. Once again Slott advances things nicely, which helps keep the anticipation up. It's clear he has a mega plan in the works and god forbid we miss an issue and thus miss the tidbits he loves to lay down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Nov 15, 2013

    Once again though Superior Spider-Man proves why he is fantastic and proves why Dan Slott is the mad genius of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - 2ComicNerds Nov 16, 2013

    This issue was really good; the way that little things tied together in the end was nice, the art was good, and the Green Goblin tease was also great. Any Spider-Man fan not reading this series is truly missing out on a great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Nov 14, 2013

    But I think the best part of The Superior Spider-Man truly continues to be the fact that in spite of everything going on, it all feels like it's leading somewhere. Often, the problem with juggling so many different story threads is that they all feel disconnected. Yes, this may have been the case in the past, when we knew very little, but the more that we learn about where Slott is heading with this saga, the more we start to see just how connected everything is and how it all dovetails nicely. In fact, there's no sign at all that this series is going to slow down at all, instead building to what looks to be a crescendo moment that will bring everything to a head. As it is, this is the main thing that drives the story forward and makes us look forward to the issue each and every month. Of course, it helps when it has great art to complement it too. But THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN continues to impress with issue #21, and I'm excited to see just where this ride leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Nov 16, 2013

    This was a great issue that once again narrowly manages to keep Otto from losing what he had fought so hard to achieve. Fought for his reputation, his future, his love, and to stay ahead of those who want to discredit him. With this said you might feel a bit bored with the escapades of Carlie, it's been a constant step forward and two steps back with her and you know that she won't be getting any closer to revealing Otto as Peter any time soon. Aside from this the fight between Spider-Man and Stunner looked very lively, something we haven't seen in a while and Camuncoli does well in capturing their expressions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 14, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man is the most consistently enjoyable superhero book Marvel's putting out. Two times a month, every month, always a blast. God bless Dan Slott. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 13, 2013

    With a good pacing, some neat character moments and evolutions in the cast and the story, this issue provides a neat experience for those looking for a satisfying Spider-Ock read. A nice chapter overall, thanks to the work of Slott on the script along with Camuncoli and Dell on the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 14, 2013

    The worst that can be said for this issue is the same that could be said for many recent installments - there's too much material to comfortably work through in such a limited amount of space. The script is cluttered at times, and Otto's personality and dialogue lack the clean elegance found in Chris Yost's Superior Spider-Man Team-Up work. But that's not to say this issue doesn't build even more excitement for the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 14, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man #21 is another solid outing for Slott. With so many possible futures for Spidey-Ock, this is going to be a must read title going forward. Also, next issue is Venom. Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 16, 2013

    I'm still enjoying Superior Spider-Man as much as I always have. Slott has created such a wonderful little life for Otto. It's going to be pretty bad when everything gets torn down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Nov 17, 2013

    Admittedly, there was a lot more fun and action in the story arc with Spider-Man 2099. However, I'm not worried at all about this slight dip in overall impact " we're getting that long-awaited Venom crossover next issue, and I think things are finally falling into place for Doc Ock's comeuppance. Let's just hope Peter won't have too much of a hard time putting the pieces of his life back together after all of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Beau Roth Nov 18, 2013

    The action was great as Stunner becomes insulted at Spider-Man's use of now having four mechanical arms and literally rips them out !! Last month, I honestly didn't know how Otto was going to get himself out of this predicament with Dr. Lemaze but the way he does it pure genius. I said it from Superior #1 (Spider-Man #700 though….) that this was going to be an incredible story over all and with issues like this one, I still believe it will be. With Marvel also revealing the upcoming “Goblin War” storyline, I can now not become frustrated with issues ending with the Goblin King as this one also does. Overall Dan Slott continues to surprise me and I wait impatiently for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 23, 2015

    Though the bulk of the issue does deal with Stunner and the college thesis aspect, we get a couple of pages with Carli, who has come to an understanding about what happened to Peter and pays her respects to where Octavius' body was buried. It's twisted in its own way but well played, especially since she makes the "startling discovery" there and ends up kidnapped before it can be dealt with, putting her into the Green Goblin's hands. The main story is a solid one here though as we get some good stuff overall for Octavius to grapple with as well as what Angelina is trying to do through Stunner. It may be one of the less memorable books in the run, but it's also one that shows more of the cracks in what Octavius is doing. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Nov 13, 2013

    Overall, Superior Spider-Man is interesting if nothing else. Seeing the world of Peter though Ock's eyes. There is a lot that might be happening soon, and hopefully one day the readers can see how Peter is going to pick of the mess that Ock left behind for him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 14, 2013

    This done-in-one romp has some great art and ties into an oft-forgotten part of Otto Octavius's past, but you can't help but think that things wrap up a little too conveniently with Superior Spider-Man #21. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 15, 2013

    Slott and company are on an action-packed roll with their latest SSM arc, so make sure you don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Nov 19, 2013

    Despite the quick resolution of the Stunner plot, Superior Spider-Man once again keeps things moving and has some huge developments for our lead character and the supporting cast too. Slott doesn't let a single panel go to waste, and the issue ends with almost every character in a different place than when they started. The artwork is exceptional, and once again, this is a book you should most definitely be reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Nov 13, 2013

    It wasn't terrible, but I'm glad it's over. I've gotten too used to Slott's fairly fast-paced story presentation, so this step back threw me for a loop. Regardless, I'm ready for things to pick back up with a Venom story that should be interesting. Read Full Review

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