Superior Foes of Spider-Man #7

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Rich Ellis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 31, 2013

    SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN is a series that continues to impress me. Each issue is hilarious and zany and at no time does it feel over-the-top. Spencer and Ellis put together an extremely fun issue with a really cool story. If you wondered how Janice became the Beetle than this is the issue to read. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Jan 14, 2014

    It is hard to say much more without spoiling the issue. This is probably one of the best single issues I have ever read. The story was unique and unlike anything I have ever read before. It is easily one of the best comics I have read in the last 5 years. Superior Foes of Spider-Man is one of my favorite series currently being published and is definitely worth your consideration. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 2, 2014

    What's perhaps most surprising about this comic is that while Spencer completely short-circuits the momentum for his ongoing story, you can't be mad " this interlude is purely character-driven, and winds up creating one of the more compelling new characters I've seen in a Big Two comic in quite some time. Superior Foes of Spider-Man has it all " it's funny, it's smart, it's got a heart of gold underneath all that screwed-up supervillain bluster. If you haven't been reading this book, this is the perfect time to jump on board " the origin of the Beetle is one story you don't want to bug out on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Cannoli' Natoli Jan 2, 2014

    The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #7 is a a rare treat. The art, dialog, and story mesh together so well that you will be sad when it ends so soon. Though she IS a Super Villain and it's sort of her thing, Janice will still manage to steal your heart with her good looks and witty dialog. I have no problem spending my money on this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - MJ Feuerborn Jan 3, 2014

    Superior Foes has few discernable flaws, and at this point its baffling to even need to say you should be buying this book, because you must not read comics at all if you dont. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 3, 2014

    Overall, this is a great issue and fine example of why this series has the praise it does. It also is a perfect jumping on point for anyone to check out what the hype is about. As part of the first batch of comics for 2014, it's release points to a very good 2014. Here's hoping the rest of the year's comics are half as good, because we'll be in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 2, 2014

    It's an unexpected take on the origin story, with some signature zingers along the way, that not only adds depth to his band of misfit supervillains, but will no doubt keep readers thoroughly entertained. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 3, 2014

    Rich Ellis takes over for regular artist Steve Lieber, and while his style is definitely less refined, its scratchy vibe is solidly in the same wheelhouse, with a classic retro feel that works well with the flashback story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2013

    Artist Rich Ellis steps in for this one-off story. His style falls in nicely with the book's Hawkeye-style aesthetic. The overall look is very down-to-earth, which is a sensible choice given the low-key scope and lack of costumed antics. But that doesn't mean Ellis doesn't find opportunity to play around with the format, and he delivers some neat daydream sequences that further heighten the absurd nature of Janice's life. Apart from a few weird art mistakes (a lack of facial outlines here and a misplaced word balloon there), it's another visually pleasing installment of Superior Foes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Jan 1, 2014

    Issue 7 is not the best issue of this series, but with this series the worst issues are really amazing comics overall. If you have yet to join in on the game, I suggest you pick this issue (along with the previous 6) up,and join in on the fun. This is a title that we can expect to bring it , in 2014. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 3, 2014

    Presenting a fun and interesting father/daughter relationship through the themes of the book, this issue manages to be entertaining, but also neatly-written in terms of characterization at the same time. It does have some problems in terms of colorization, but the art makes up for it to produce another satisfactory issue of Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2014

    I really loved this issue. Spencer tells an adorable origin story, and the art by Ellis is just perfect. It's similar to regular artist Steve Lieber, but it's got its own special cartoon wonderfulness, which is perfect for some of the sillier bits of Janice's origin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jan 5, 2014

    This issue of 'Superior Foes' was definitely a satisfying read. I can say with confidence that this was the most entertaining comic that I picked up this week. While this book may slip to the wayside in favor of reviewing other books most weeks, I would still recommend it to those looking for superhero books off the beaten path. And yes, I use the term "hero" loosely, but every main character is the hero in their own story, even the bumbling villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2014

    "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #7 is different from the rest of this series; it's missing Boomerang's great narration, and the interplay between the different members of the Sinister Six that normally makes this book a winner. This issue might be rather different from what preceded it, but it's great, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Jan 2, 2014

    If you are interested to learn the origins of The Beetle or are just a fan of this series than you should pick this book up. However, if you are looking to jump into this book I would wait until the next issue. There isn't anything here that really stands out as must read, so I can't really recommend it to non readers of the series. Also, I can not say enough good things about how amazing the cover art looks, although I think it would have been better suited to last issues story and last issues cover to this one. Read Full Review

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