Superior Foes of Spider-Man #5

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• You can't steal the head of Silvermane without severe repercussions - a lesson the Foes are about to learn the hard way!
• Don't miss out on the next action-packed chapters of the sleeper hit of Superior Spider-Month!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 18, 2013

    If you would have told me at the start of Marvel NOW! that my favorite comic would be about a bunch of idiot super-criminals trying to scrape by in the hard-luck world of the 616 underworld, I would have called you a liar, but nonetheless, Superior Foes of Spider-Man hasn't had a missed issue yet. It's hilarious, dark, and chocked full of unique storytelling unlike anything seen in a major published title. Superior Foes of Spider-Man is the kind of book you would see coming out from an independent publisher, but yet, Marvel took a huge chance with a weird little book like this, and it heartens me to no end to see that people have responded to it as well as they have. Who could have guessed that the best Spider-Man book on the shelves would be a book that barely has Ol' Webhead in it at all? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Jeremy Radick Nov 14, 2013

    Buy this book; itll make your day better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - David John Nov 14, 2013

    Superior Foes continues to be one of the best books Marvel puts on the shelves. The story continues to hit on all beats, and has a nice twist at the end which may turn the dynamic in the group on its head! I personally can not wait until issue 6! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Nov 18, 2013

    Know what amazes me most though? Spider-Man hasn't actually showed his stupid, bug-eyed face yet. Amazingly, none of the plot events hinge on his presence, and it's cool to see this comic stand on its own two, contending for possibly the best item on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 15, 2013

    Bringing in plenty of humor as well as some truly memorable moments with its cast of loser super-villains, Nick Spencer simply brings a lot of entertainment for readers, which is only helped by the brilliant work of Lieber and Rosenberg. This might just be one of the stronger issue of this series so far. More of that please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Nov 14, 2013

    I won't delve too much into the story, but suffice to say there's a lot going on here, including a gloriously absurd finalcouple of pages that are definitely going to make for some interesting reading moving forward. Simply put, Superior Foes of Spider-Man is a bandwagon that everyone reading this needs to hop onto before it picks up much more speed. I honestly cant recommend this title enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 14, 2013

    Not quite as laugh-out-loud funny as usual, but still a well-crafted book that's worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 15, 2013

    With Marvel's line of comics becoming increasingly intertwined, "Superior Foes" is a great stop for readers looking for fun, engaging stories that are self-contained and well-told. For the first time, these characters all feel like fleshed-out people that I continually look forward to spending time with each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 16, 2013

    There's not much I can say anymore about new issues of this comic. It remains as fun and entertaining as the first issue, with the same strong characterizations, zany humor and solid storytelling. Personally, I'd like to see Spencer get a little serious and maybe flesh out more of the characters and their relationships to one another. Wacky criminals are always a hoot, but adding some legitimate drama to this title will really help it take off. Read Full Review

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