Superior Spider-Man #22

Superior Spider-Man #22

Writer: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• The first issue in THE DARKEST HOUR - the Spider-Event of the year!
•  Flash Thompson, the Secret Avenger known as Venom, is back in town for his first run-in with the Superior Spider-Man!
•  Will their first encounter be friendly, or will Flash sense something perilous about Peter Parker's presence?

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Dec 2, 2013

    While this issue was a good read (and I'll admit that the prospect of seeing Flash-Venom fighting this Superior impostor is an utterly appealing one), the Superior ride is becoming more and more tiresome with each issue. I'm kind of getting sick of issue after issue of MINOR PLOT DEVELOPMENT THAT PLANTS SEEDS FOR A MAJOR EVENT THAT WILL SHAKE THE WALL-CRAWLER'S WORLD TO ITS VERY CORE, and I miss the old days when I could just grab a comic book and read it without needing to pay attention to "seeded plot elements" like a dog owner trying to spot fleas in fur. Plus, I want Peter back, just so he could do damage control already. I swear, this stuff's really getting out of hand now, and maaaaaybe that's a good thing, as far as what Slott's trying to go for with this book is concerned. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Dec 2, 2013

    This issue truly has something for everyone. There is no reason you shouldn't be reading it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Beau Roth Dec 3, 2013

    The only thing stopping me from giving this a nearly perfect score was……once again no letters page, which Marvel must have just abandoned by now in the pages of our webbed wonder. So starting next month, I won't let that affect my score, as all things change these days. There is after all “Marvel AR” content throughout the book which would make up the score but unfortunately for digital readers like myself…..we cannot access that material unless we go to the marvel website. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2013

    Humberto Ramos returns to the series for this new arc. As always, I'm not a fan of his hyper-exaggerated style, especially in issues like this that focus more on character interaction and dialogue than dramatic fight scenes. That said, Ramos was the logical choice for a Venom-centric story given his affinity for symbiotes. And this issue really does pick up visually once Flash and Otto are drawn into battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 28, 2013

    There may be a few problems with the dialogue and exposition here and there, yet the handling of several subplots and fun elements of this shift in the Spider-Man mythos along with the bombastic art and colors of Ramos, Olazaba and Delgado makes this an enjoyable issue nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Nov 29, 2013

    Pretty great. This issue makes me wonder if this story isn’t so much about Peter Parker’s eventual return or Otto Octavius’ possibilities of redemption. Either way, I’m hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2013

    If you want to see the storytelling opportunities that Superior Spider-Man has over Amazing Spider-Man, then look no further than this issue. Writers are usually afraid to take Peter Parker out of his comfort zone. He's probably always going to be a photographer, have relationship troubles with Mary Jane, and struggle to balance his personal life with his Spider-Man life. But if, like me, you loved it when Dan Slott got Peter a job at Horizon Labs and wanted to see more of it, you should be loving Superior Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 24, 2015

    As is the case in both Peter Parker and Spider-Man's life, there's a lot going on. We get the big ticket items here with Agent Venom taking up a nice chunk of time, first with Betty and then with Spider-Man as they go against each other, but we also get some good pieces from Peter's life that Octavius is really living. The Parker Industries aspect is one that I'm really curious to see how it goes overall as it has a lot of potential, though I'm also looking forward to seeing more of what Watanabe is going to discover as she's realized that Carlie has been kidnapped and that Octavius may be onto them. There's a lot of pieces in motion but it makes for a smooth, chaotic and engaging time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 27, 2013

    Not a total loss by any means, but there wasn't much to chew on beyond Peter's new corporation opening. The rest was either checking in or below par. It is however, incredibly impressive how detailed and complicated this story has been plotted. There's been an end game from issue #1 and once again I can't wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Kyle Mc Nov 28, 2013

    When looked at on their own Humberto Ramos produces some beautiful panels however the problem is when viewed the way they should it feels disjointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Nov 27, 2013

    Overall, this story seemed like filler but it still moves the story forward even if it is at a very slow pace. The story has been dancing around some of these issues for so long it needs to be resolved at some point soon, or at least have a bigger role for a couple of issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 28, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man doesnt quite deliver what the cover promises, but the premise is set for an epic matchup. The seeds continue to be planted for future stories and there is foreshadowing out the wazoo. This isnt the best issue of Superior, but it presents the case to hang on for just a little longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Villain Jul 15, 2016

    The Darkest Hour arc is billed as the first meeting between Superior Spider-Man and the new version of Venom (Flash Thompson). I think this is intended to be a 5 issues arc so things don't quite get into full swing in this issue but Spider-Man does not seem to trust this new Venom even though he is no longer a villain.

  • 6.5
    Synthozoid Dec 3, 2013

    I've been a staunch supporter of Slott's "Superior," but this is getting boring. We seem to be treading water here. Time to shake things up again Danny Boy!

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 5, 2013

  • 8.0
    DarioV Apr 18, 2015

  • 8.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 27, 2013

  • 7.5
    kaulthelegend Nov 29, 2013

  • 7.5
    Nomadic Avenger Nov 30, 2013

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Jun 7, 2014

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