Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating


  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Jul 29, 2013

    I've done my best to not spend a single cent on any comic books featuring Spock"but this book is so good that it might make me lift my self-imposed ban. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 25, 2013

    Scarlet Spider is up next? How did I miss that. I’ve known about the upcoming stories with Venom and Spider-Man 2099, but I completely missed any news of Kaine’s return. This is pretty great, and made me really look forward to the next installment. Kaine has to notice something’s going on with Spider-Ock, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jul 28, 2013

    I just hope they make a clear cut reason on why the title had to be renamed and my only guess so far is that it'll be to form his own group. We'll see though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Jul 26, 2013

    Overall, I wasn't too sure how to feel about this book when it was announced, especially since the last time Spidey teamed up with others back in Avenging Spider-Man, I wasn't too impressed, but Yost has put those fears to bed for me. You're not going to get a complex tale of intrigue here, but what you do get is a fun book with a pretty good premise and some great art. If you are a Spidey fan, I won't say it's a must not miss, but you will not be disappointed if you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 24, 2013

    David Lopez presents some great truly beautiful pages early in the issue as Spider-Man is making his way through the various heroes however when it begins to reach its climax which all the action and explosions happening in the background which are due to some pencil and inking choices not matching up together. However when it's good it's really good which Owens and Rosenberg's inks and colours are a testament to, especially on Spider-Man's new costume which is starting to grow on me quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 24, 2013

    While some people might see the end coming from a mile away, there's a lot to like about this first issue of Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, particularly the scale and stakes involved - this isn't just some one-off team-up, but a smorgasbord of cameos and guest appearances from across the Marvel Universe. Ending on an intriguing cliffhanger, this first issue nicely reflects the more sinister angle Superior Spider-Man has taken lately - given Otto Octavius's less-than-heroic tendencies, I'm excited to see what kind of team-ups he has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 24, 2013

    David Lopez drew the last issue of Avenging Spider-Man, so that was a little treat of things to come. With the exception of the Avengers and FF looking a little sloppy in a few panels, this book otherwise looks great. Superior Spidey is creepy and menacing, which works well with the overall tone of Superior.With some dark humor and fun cameos, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up looks like a hit. Yost has already proven to be great at writing Spidey-Ock and seeing his little plot threads continue will be very exciting. Spidey fans shall rejoice and mourn (for your money). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 24, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man thinks he has all the answers. Doc Ock is doing all he can to solve things his way. This has made Spider-Man's allies suspicious but he's determined to continue to operate on his terms. Despite alienating everyone, the focus of this title will be on Spider-Man teaming up with others. It'll be interesting to see how long this can continue. David Lopez's art and Rachelle Rosenberg's colors gives the series a nice look. With Superior Spider-Man being such a loose canon, this series will keep readers on the edge of their seats as SpOck's secret is something he'll have to guard closely. That's what will make this series a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 13, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1 makes for a fun read especially as you see some of your favourites throw it down with this rebellious Spider-Man. The next issue seems promising as Yost draws one of his very successful characters into the team-up mix, whilst opening possibilities of Spider-Man creating a team of his very own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jul 29, 2013

    All in all, this was a very fun book and, I feel, will fit in just fine with Superior Spider-Man. At least it certainly will in my collection. And to think" I was just going to pick up the first issue then jump to the trades for the rest of the run. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2013

    But if not a flawless relaunch, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up still instantly reaffirms its place among the Spider-Man books. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 29, 2013

    Overall, SSMTU is a fun read for anyone who wants to get into Superior Spider-Man. I found it to be quite fun in both reading and enjoying the artwork. Let's hope Yost and Lopez keep up the pace because I'm excited to see the new Superior team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 25, 2013

    ‘Superior Spider-Month' has run the gamut from great successes to forgettable moments, but “Team-Up” lands somewhere in the middle with the promise to go to high places from its first, establishing issue. Yost and Lopez are an exciting team if fun and humor is going to be a main course on the menu, so despite a slow start, this series will be one to follow for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 27, 2013

    As a spiritual successor to Marvel Team-Up, it's more of a "Spider-man Versus The Marvel Universe", but there's loads of potential fun to be had here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2013

    I thought it was good. A little lightweight, perhaps, but nonetheless an entertaining little piece of comic bookery. I like the idea behind this title. Superior Spider-Man is a pretty fantastic comic, and it's got this great status quo, but Dan Slott and Marvel can only produce so many issues, and deal with so many things. So why not just add another title where Otto Spidey can do other things? It's more Superior Spider-Man for our buck! I liked this comic. I liked the idea of the Avengers investigating Spider-Man's odd new behavior, and it was a neat enough twist that Spidey had a real reason for roughing up those superheroes. Carrion is hardly the most interesting villain, neither is his boss, the Jackal. But this was a well-written, well-drawn comic that fleshes out the rest of Otto Spidey's world. I'm down for that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Jul 27, 2013

    Those following the Superior Spider-Man book will probably want to check Superior Spider-Man Team-Up out to see what the character is up to but I question the appeal of the book for general fans of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Analog Addiction - Anthony Couto Jul 29, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 leaves us with the series premise on the last page, which actually shows some promise. Unfortunately, as a standalone story, this issue did little to develop the impact and toll Otto has on his Avengers pals. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 29, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 leaves us with the series premise on the last page, which actually shows some promise. Unfortunately, as a standalone story, this issue did little to develop the impact and toll Otto has on his Avengers pals. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 25, 2013

    The name change ends up hurting the once great Spider-Man comic. Spock's characterization is downright annoying Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 26, 2013

    Even though it is a natural expansion on the theme brought by the previous title under Chris Yost and that there is a neat concept to tie things together, the execution fails to bring a good pacing to the story and David Lopez is not up to the level he can very well be. A rather weak beginning to a new title. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb Jul 29, 2013

    Readers who are really invested in the Doc Ock-as-Spidey storyline, or really want to see Spider-Man fighting every hero in New York (does that mean this is like a thirty-way team-up issue?) then "Superior Spider-Man Team-Up" #1 might be worth the time and money. But it's clearly not the flagship Spider-Man book, which shows in the lackluster writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 24, 2013

    David Lopez's art jumps the shark in one issue. The beginning is great. Solid line work, a really cool looking Spider-Man, and great movement. At about the time The Avengers confront Doc Ock's Spider-Man, the work falls apart. Thor looks twelve, Captain America looks pointy, the whole thing comes across way too cartoonish. If Marvel wants to continue the Superior Spider-Man arc, they have to do better than this. Read Full Review

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