The Avenging Spider-Man #17

The Avenging Spider-Man #17

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
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THE SUPERIOR AGE CONTINUES as the Superior Spider-Man faces the future...the FUTURE FOUNDATION, that is.The Superior Spider-Man is forced to work with the FF as the literal future comes crashing in on them, threatening to destroy the Foundation itself and expose Spider-Man’s ultimate secret!PLUS! The Superior Spider-Man doesn’t like kids.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 27, 2013

    While I'm a big Dan Slott fan, and I love what he's doing with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, I enjoy AVENGING SPIDER-MAN a whole lot more. It's a pretty silly book, but I mean that in the best way possible. It's just a fun read, and it looks like we're being set up for some awesome future stories.Everything about this issue is brilliant and awesome. It's like wearing a Snuggie in public without the embarrassment of letting people know you own a Snuggie. If you're not digging on SSM, pick this one up instead since the focus is more on Superior Spider-Man adapting to the Marvel universe and less on just SSM adapting to the job of Spider-Man.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Christopher Romero Mar 1, 2013

    I think one of the best things is that we're not constantly reminded that Pete is still floating around his old body making witty remarks, we get to rely completely on Otto. With at least knowing Pete is probably there, but not seeing him, it lives us guessing with it was Pete pushing Otto to do the right thing or if the former villain is finally catching on. The final reveal was nice too, I'm looking forward to see what comes out of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 27, 2013

    Paco Medina's art captures the fun, bombastic tone of the script pretty well. His figure work is surprisingly adept at capturing the expressive, playful style of Mike Allred's FF comics. However, Medina's stiff, repetitive facial work remains a hindrance and perhaps the only true weak point in this latest issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 1, 2013

    Overall, Spider-Man's books right now are a one-two punch of twisted goodness. My reservations at the start about this whole Freaky Friday switch have been put to bed, and I'm really fascinated with learning how it's going to turn out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Feb 27, 2013

    Medinas art is again the weakest factor with more of the same problems that were raised in the previous outings. Its not a case of saying its terrible but more it just being there because we need to have the visual portion of a comic book. However dont let that detract from just how fun it is as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Feb 28, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man is wonderful with Chris Yost at the helm. Hes more than proven that he can adequately write a superhero story that has the most insane of concepts. Its fun to see a different take on a Spidey-Ock that isnt so serious. At this point, all three Spidey titles (Superior, Avenging and Ultimate) are worth picking up every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Mar 6, 2013

    Via the magic of time-travel, Yost and Medina allow the reader to peep through the keyhole and see what's down the line for one of the biggest "new" characters of the year. There are hints that this whole endeavor ends very, very badly for Otto Gunther Octavius, a tragedy that is both horrific and unstoppable. With the appearances of two classic Spidey villains -- each showing up at the end of the last two issues -- it seems that Yost and the art team have cohesive plans for the title, which is shaping up to be one of Marvel's most fun and unpredictable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 27, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man #17 is a fun but very unnecessary read until it's final pages. Despite that fact the creative team behind it all still puts their best foot forward as they deliver a more than competent outing that actually yields a really shockingly good time. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 3, 2013

    This issue has some missteps in the plot and art departments, but it makes up for it with the fun concepts, some of the action and the neat surprises found within. Chris Yost is still doing some good work while he introduces the Spider-Ock concept throughout the Marvel universe and it does deserve some attention. Try it, yes? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 4, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man #17 is the story of a villain who is changing in subtle ways and unexpectedly finds himself in the selfless role as protector. But the use of the Team Variance Authority effectively removes the story from anything we can relate to. The whole thing, even though it has Moloids, mutants, and a Dragon Man, is surprisingly grounded, but the book loses focus using a threat so unearthly. Yost never really explains what the Authority is, he just relies on the reader's ability to make assumptions. Still, this problem is drowned out by the issue's humor and heart. The art comes across as a bit muddled, but the character designs are spot on even if some of the action is confusing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 3, 2013

    I was a bit excited for this issue, and I expected a lot of laughs from Spidey babysitting, but instead we got a few laughs and a bit of Time Cops thrown in. I didn't really enjoy that stuff, nor did it bother me, it kinda just happened, and the only purpose it served was to show that Spidey and Doc Ock will tussle and something big will happen, but we probably already knew that for the most part. Other than that, I did enjoy seeing Spidey threaten a kid, and I was pretty surprised to see he'd stolen Sandman from Reed's lab, which is fallout from the events of Ends of the Earth. I'm curious to see why Spidey is doing these things if he's supposed to be trying to be good... does he want to assemble a great team to beat and make himself seem better or does he just want to have a contingency plan in case Peter gets his body back... but I don't even see why he'd be thinking that would happen, so this issue gave us quite a few things to think about. Read Full Review

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