Superior Spider-Man #17

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 21
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

HE’S BACK...BECAUSE YOU (LOUDLY) DEMANDED IT! THE RETURN OF SPIDEY 2099! (and an Osborn you have not seen in a while)

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Sep 8, 2013

    Dan is owning this book. I can feel the superiority coming off the pages. Ryan and the rest of the 2099 crew are a team to be reckon with. This book is a visual delight. I am glad this series ships twice a month or I would really have a withdraw. Keep up the great job! Everyone should check this issue out or you'll cause a time disruption! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Sep 6, 2013

    The creative team on SS is firing on all cylinders. With Mr. Slott at the helm of things I'll continue to read Spider-Man of any version until he decides to stop writing the character. With pressures mounting and a Spidey vs Spidey showdown imminent, this series is an absolute MUST READ! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 3, 2013

    There's so much fun and excitement here. The recent issue have been great but it's like suddenly this issue got super-charged. The idea of Spider-Man 2099 possibly meeting with SUPERIOR Spider-Man is bonkers but leave it to Dan Slott to make it work wonderfully. Everything makes sense and adds up nicely. We see plenty of repercussions from previous story threads and wait until you see the new developments. Ryan Stegman and Edgar Delgado enhance Slott's story in a great way. The art is just so solid it practically knocks you out of your seat. Dan Slott continues to rev things up in ways you never thought possible. It's great when reading a comic can be so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Sep 9, 2013

    I enjoyed this issue immensely, partly out of nostalgia, and partly because it was well-written and had practically no dragging moments. Slott's also managed to capture the sarcastic and sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor that fans loved so much about Miguel Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 9, 2013

    It is funny and absurd at the same time because the particular power is a hallmark in the Spider-Man mythology, but it figures that someone like the good doctor could never appreciate it. While the Spider-Men don't lock horns in this issue, next month's showdown is brilliantly set up in a manner where you care about every facet of the story being told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Sep 6, 2013

    As you can tell, this title just keeps getting better and better. Slott has proven to be a great writer many times over and his work on the Spider-Man saga is taking comic story-telling to new levels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 19, 2015

    While being into the current Spider-Man 2099 book, it's definitely really good to go back a couple of years and see how Miguel was re-introduced to this time period and what his arrival set into motion, as well as why it's such a necessity for him to help ensure it since it ensures his own survival. Miguel gets the bulk of the time here and it works well, though it's a tough adjustment at first after other recent events. The team here does touch upon a lot of other events here and there that are going on, sometimes with just a couple of panels, sometimes a page or two, but the main focus is working off of what the Avengers are doing and how it can enhance this series and move it in surprising directions. For this fan of Miguel O'Hara, it's all win for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 5, 2013

    Aside from that nitpick, Spidey Now! vs. Spidey Later! is hitting all my fanboy buttons right now.  I can't wait to see how this all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 11, 2013

    I've been waiting for Necessary Evil for a while, and I love Spidey 2099, so I could be biased, but I think this arc is off to a great start. We've hit the ground running, and with all the information and story set-up out of the way early, there's plenty of time in the next few issues for Slott, Stegman, and co. to tell a story that will go down as a definitive 2099 epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2013

    Ryan Stegman returns to the helm for this clash of Spider-Men, proving once again why he's the greatest asset in Slott's lineup of collaborators. Rarely has Spider-Man 2099 looked this powerful or dynamic, right down to the distinct texture of his suit. Next issue should be an even greater spectacle as the battle between these characters really gets underway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 6, 2013

    Anyway it was great to read something set in the 2099 timeline again, Dan Slott did a great job, I actually remember him asking on Twitter months ago about 2099 slang, and he used a lot of it! This book isn't just about nostalgia though, it plays in perfectly with the ongoing story that's been happening in Superior plus the entire Marvel Universe after Age of Ultron. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 4, 2013

    Even with this busy plot, Superior Spider-Man #17 will provide tons of fun for most readers, particularly the ones who have a 2099-sized nostalgia button for Marvel to push. There's definitely a lot of potential for these two wallcrawlers in terms of comparing and contrasting, and if Slott can use this opportunity to further define both his protagonists, this is going to be one of the best Spider-Man arcs in months. Here's hoping that substance will win out over style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Sep 5, 2013

    While not everything flows well, Spider-Man 2099s return is still exciting and worth a read. Coupled with Stegmans art, this arc has a lot going for it. Now lets all hope for the miracle of a consistently well written story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Sep 5, 2013

    The Superior Spider-Man #17 is a great read thanks to the return of Spider-Man 2099 and some well done tie-in work by Slott, connecting this new conflict with his ongoing narrative. As this series continues, there's evidence that there truly is (in spite of some doubts here and there) a grand plan to where it's all leading, and this issue is a fine example of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ryan Utterback Sep 11, 2013

    If you haven't been reading this book for whatever reason, I urge you to pick it up. Slott has been telling a magnificent story with Ock as Spidey and you need to read it while you have the chance. By that, I mean before Peter gets back. Which will happen. I promise. So stop freaking out and enjoy a good comic that offers a fresh, well-written twist on an old favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Oct 16, 2013

    Stegman makes 2099 look like what everybody in the 80s and 90s thought that the future would look like, complete with the hoverbikes and freakishly large buildings with motorways also freakishly high up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 4, 2013

    The upcoming battle in the next issue blurb is billed as "Spidey Now! vs. Spidey Later!" which might mean that now is a good time to look to the future. Given the execution of this issue, there's plenty more action and adventure to be found with Miguel O'Hara slinging the webs and his appearance in Marvel NOW! is going to be enough to remind everyone that he's out there, waiting to have more stories told. There isn't a lot of the Marvel NOW! version of Spidey, but the 2099 one has sufficient panel time to make all of his fans quite happy. I, for one, am anxious to see how these Spider-Men square off. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 5, 2013

    Overall I felt a bit let down by this introduction. It could have been handled a bit better and I hope that down the road as the story progresses it can do some justice to what was pretty weak. That's not to say the whole issue was weak as everything else made this redeemable with the plot progression. Slott has taken a step back to address some of the things that Otto has neglecting in Pete's life and this is one which took him by surprise and led to something which could have been avoidable. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Sep 4, 2013

    This would ordinarily be a exciting and cool crossover but with the added element of the Otto/Peter situation it's a fun twist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Sep 8, 2013

    However, with the exposition out of the way, I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here, especially when good ol' Otto (presumably) gets his claws on this wall-crawler from the future to prove just who truly is the superior one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 4, 2013

    While there are some points that are definitely strong here, like the use of Miguel O'Hara and some of the ideas, the general pacing and some minor stumbling in the art and colorization brings the issue down a bit, diminishing what could be a great issue into something that is simply acceptable. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 4, 2013

    To make matters worse, this issue can be skipped. If you know nothing about Spider-Man 2099 you might want to purchase this, but what do you really need to know beyond him being from the future? The check in with Green Goblin is more of a tease than anything, and the developments at Horizon, while most likely important to the complication of the plot in the future, is more or less a boring read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Adam X. Smith Sep 4, 2013

    Superior wants to give us something epic and interesting but it's trapped in its own tangled web (see what I did there?) of idiosyncrasies and plot-holes and can only really muster a bit of flash without substance. Read Full Review

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