Superior Spider-Man #13

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 25
7.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Part Three of "No Escape"!
Superior Spider-Man teams up with the Lizard!Mayor Jameson demands that Spider-Man KILL the Spider-Slayer!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Jul 13, 2013

    Overall this is easily my favorite issue of Superior Spider-Man. This book hits on every single level, from the story to the action to the art; it is an all around winner. If you haven't been reading Superior I suggest that you go back two issues and then read the hell out of #13. I can't wait to see where this goes next, it seems like Ock has some huge plans in store for New York City. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 11, 2013

    This issue delivered on what we have come to expect from Otto as he becomes the hero that he wants to be. There's nothing more or less that you could want from him and in the end the only thing you have to question is his intentions. Always thinking, expanding, love him or hate him he is doing a better job of being a hero than most who have been one since the start. What you may take from this overall is the flaws of both heroes and villains and how it only takes a genius to be able to exploit them in a manner that is most efficient. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 11, 2013

    In the meantime, we get this weird, bizarro-but-brilliant version of Spider-Man that may not technically be superior, but is highly engrossing nonetheless. Also, Giuseppe Camuncoli's Lizard looks amazingly weirdo scaly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 10, 2013

    With all this high level moral stuff going on it's easy to neglect the art, which in all honesty is half the storytelling. Without it it'd be senseless words after all. Giuseppe Camuncoli continues to do a good job expressing the darker side of SpOck and the moral standing of the characters around him. There are times his layouts aren't conducive to telling the story, but there's always good movement and action to be had by his composition. Many pages read like the panels were chosen simply because, not necessarily to tell the story or affect pacing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 15, 2015

    Though this arc hasn't been my favorite, it has started to establish some things that will be a treat to see realized. We know the Goblin is working away down below, we have Spider-Man with his own new base of operations and we've got the takedown of three villains back in custody while a fourth has been terminated. It's not old school friendly neighborhood Spidey, but a new prism through which to look at things. And it's pretty much an amazingly fun ride, though part of me is getting more and more curious to see what the trick is that will right it all, and what kind of right it will be afterwards. This is a fun arc in general and it comes to a solid close where things are most definitely not the same as when it started. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 11, 2013

    Despite some minor problems here and there with the pace of the issue and the use of some characters, this issue entertains very well thanks to the character interactions, the action and some of the surprise brought in that makes the future uncertain for our character. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 10, 2013

    Still, Dan Slott and Christos Gage provide a wealth of compelling drama in these pages. More than anything, the new wrinkle added to the relationship between JJJ and Spidey is great. Who would have expected such a role reversal between the two even a year ago? Coupled with more suitably sinister artwork from Giuseppe Camuncoli, and this arc maintains its status as the best Superior has offered to date. And the series is poised to only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 15, 2013

    Constantly surprising and evolving into something even more enjoyable, the Superior Spider-Man's adventures show no sign of dropping in quality. The artwork remains solid, the dialogue is tight, and the plots are unpredictable and always offering something new and exciting for Spidey and his supporting characters. The entire creative team is firing on all pots, and that's something delightful to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 15, 2013

    Although the pace of the issue was arguably a little rushed, considering this was a three-parter, it's fair to say that it maintains the series' high quality. Too much story for one issue is a preferable problem to too little, and the book's rapid turnover of its own status quo keeps readers guessing about the conclusion of every story. It's easy to love, and even though it's tough not to want the "real" Spidey back, the quality of this comic is enough to justify an extended period without him around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jul 14, 2013

    Finally, a big theme of this arc was legacy. Otto thought a whole lot about what he would leave behind as the Superior Spider-Man. After doing his duty, the next step in ensuring that he becomes the best hero he can be was pretty curious. Sure, I'm all for pulling one over on old J. Jonah Jameson, but I really wonder what Dan Slott has in store for whatever comes next in this book. Based on the final page of the book, there's obviously some big things coming and I'm very much looking forward to seeing them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 31, 2013

    As far as the art is concerned Camuncolli is able to produce some great pencils within just about every panel with some of the earlier ones worthy of some recognition, especially when Spider-Man and the Spider-Slayer begin their fight to the death. Although there is more than one inker present it doesn't suffer from the issue of a noticeable lack of consistency which has plagued many a book over the years. With all the being said colourist Antonio Fabela gives some great final touches to the artwork with the selection being in keeping with the environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jul 13, 2013

    This series in an interesting one, generally a series begins to flatten out some when it hits its 5th or 6th issue but this series just isn't letting up. Granted, it's shipped twice a month so it gives us very little time between issues to rest but that may be a good thing here. A fast-paced story should have a faster shipping schedule. It works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 10, 2013

    Is everyone over the fact that this isn't the Spider-Man they knew before? Dan Slott continues to charge up the direction he's taking the character. We still have that deep sense of the unknown since this is essentially a different character that we're used to. Being able to overlook the past is vital to enjoying this science experiment of a story. You can't help but sit back in wonder over the extremes that Octavius is willing to take his role as Spider-Man. Action, suspense and surprises. These are great things to have in a comic. Dan Slott never ceases to amaze me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 15, 2013

    It's that strong art that keeps Superior Spider-Man going, as aside from the standard fisticuffs, there's really only one minor plot point that Slott and Gage hit that is needed to progress to the next arc. Granted, it's becoming increasingly clear that Otto is going to evolve into his own kind of Spider-Man, and that's something that will be worth watching - but as for the here-and-now, well, this isn't quite the most superior arc we've seen in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 11, 2013

    Artistically, this issue is fairly strong with detailed line work and dynamic coloring. In terms of the story, there is a twist at the end, but given prior issues, it won't likely come as much of a surprise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 11, 2013

    This wasnt the conclusion that we were hoping for, but theres enough substance to work with for future issues. Next issue, Spidey-Ocks status quo is changing (again), so Slott and/or Gage were probably looking to that, much to the disadvantage of this nice little arc. Regardless, Superior is still one of the best Marvel titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 12, 2013

    I really enjoyed this issue, up to about the last 3 pages. At that point our new 'hero' went a did something stupid again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 13, 2013

    I'm less than thrilled that Otto so quickly threw out his partnership with J. Jonah Jameson. The mayor doesn't take kindly to the blackmail, and once again hates Spidey. I'm excited to see what Otto does with the raft and the minions he's ordering, but not at the cost of his friendship with Jameson. That was a new and interesting dynamic that Slott should have continued to explore. I liked the idea that Jameson and Spidey might engage in some underhanded activity together, but instead Otto jumps right to blackmail. It's a shame. But the promise of a bigger Spider-themed crime-fighting organization is very exciting. I can't wait for Slott and Otto to unveil their plans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 10, 2013

    Overall, the art in this issue might be up there as some of the best in the 13 issues. I like the conversation J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man have at the end of this issue. I am sure that will raise some red flags. Also the twist at the end should be interesting to see if Otto stays “good” or starts acting like his old self. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Jul 22, 2013

    More seems to be going into setting up the super villain anachronisms, like a longer form “Despicable Me” gag, that ruminates in the media-obsessed reader's desire for pop-culture self-revelation. Spider-Ock has an island now, and soon mail-ordered minions. The clichés are groan worthy. Read Full Review

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