Superior Spider-Man #15

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 19
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"Run, Goblin, Run!" Part 1 of 2
What's it like to be a villain in the Marvel Universe...once the Superior Spider-Man sets his sights on you?Find out, from Phil Urich's point of view, in what might be the final days of the Hobgoblin.Plus, what is the secret of "The Tinkerer's Apprentice"? Who's been helping the Terrible Tinkerer? And how is he, of all people, the reason everything in Spider-Man's life will be changed forever?!

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 9, 2013

    It's almost getting boring trying to write reviews for this title " every time I do, it feels like all I can do is heap praise on it, and it can come across as if I'm just kissing butt, but I genuinely believe that this title is absolutely excellent. I'd have said way back when Dan Slott took over that he was born to write Spider-Man, but even that seems like it falls short here, considering that he's been writing Doc Ock with even more skill than he handled Peter with. The Superior Spider-Man has been bringing us the best of all involved, creative team and characters, and this issue is just another in a long line of excellence. Add in an awesome cliffhanger, and once again I am hanging on the edge of my seat for the next issue, and I'm pretty sure you guys are too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 9, 2013

    Like the death of Gwen Stacy, the alien costume, or even the death of Uncle Ben, Superior Spider-Man will, for certain, go down as one of the key moments and greatest runs in Spider-Man history. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Sep 2, 2013

    Back to the positives, and it leaves us looking at the art of Humberto Ramos. While it wasn't as explosive as the previous issue that's not to say it wasn't some great material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 17, 2015

    Superior Spider-Man works through a bit of the fallout from the fall of Shadowland and it definitely has its moments. I like working through the various bits of the criminal subculture and what they represent, how they interact and the kinds of mundane things that happen as well. Hobgoblin has never been one of my favorite villains, but I liked the more human side of him here with how he's handling being this persona with the stress and strain of it all. Overall, there's a kind of wonky feeling to this book at times with what it does but I'm definitely curious to see how it plays out for the current Hobgoblin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Aug 10, 2013

    This issue set up a lot of upcoming events and characters, so it's a safe bet to assume that Spider-Man's life is about to get much more hectic very soon. With Ty Stone, Phil Urich, the Green Goblin, Wraith, Aunt May, and Mary Jane Watson all on the heels of the various aliases of Peter Parker, things are sure to come to a head shortly, and I for one don't want to miss it. You shouldn't either, so go out and catch up already if you haven't been reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 16, 2013

    When this series started I gave it a year before we saw Peter Parker back in the Spider-Man costume. Now, I don't see that happening any time soon and I couldn't be happier about that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - SuperCap Aug 8, 2013

    In Superior Spider-Man #15, Dan Slott deals with Hobgoblin's troubles while also starting to chip away at Otto's Peter Parker lifestyle. Humberto Ramos unique style makes for a pretty book that, when combined with Inker Olazaba and Colorist Delgado, is a great sight to behold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Aug 7, 2013

    We are large fans of the Superior story that Dan Slott has put together. It has been a non-stop thrill ride taking us places Peter Parker would never tread. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 7, 2013

    We're back to 8.0 territory on this series. (Although having an 8 as your average score isn't bad in the least.) Tried and true, but not exceptionally great for various reasons. Much like a great TV show, you'll need to read the previous issues to really dig this series. This issue in particular will be tough for new readers, as it leans on a lot of elements introduced in previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Aug 9, 2013

    So, Superior Spider-Man is getting bigger and bigger and, while Otto thinks he has total control, it's becoming more and more obvious that he's actually losing control over more than he knows. When everything begins to fall apart it's going to be interesting to see how he deals with failure after failure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 7, 2013

    Another fun issue of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. Slott and Ramos continue to deliver something different and something incredibly fun. I've been digging the new take on this character since the series started. I am not the biggest fan that everyone is just letting SSM get away with this mass destruction and taking over the airwaves. However, there's a lot to love about the book overall. This is a book you should really pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Aug 9, 2013

    I'm still not sure that this character can carry the book for a long haul, but for the time being it's really a great character dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 10, 2013

    I'm on the edge of my seat here. I think Phil as the new Hobgoblin was a great new take on the legacy villain, and I would have loved for him to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 8, 2013

    This new Spider-Man is moving pretty fast. I know everyone wants Peter back, these bumps in the road only suggest his return is on the horizon. But since we're here we might as well enjoy this new perspective for what it's worth. It only raises the magnitude of the values we saw in Peter as the “amazing” hero he was. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 8, 2013

    A solid issue and transition from the explosive issue previous. Again if you want something different and something that questions the status quo of super heroics? This is the book for you to read because Slott and Otto both bring something new and exciting to the table. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Aug 8, 2013

    The plot may be rather light as it does not take full advantage of what happened in the latest issue by creating more setup, but there are some angles covered in this issue that are very entertaining, which are helped by the always energetic art and colorization that has become the norm for this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 8, 2013

    Ramos' artwork, however, is quite strong and is arguably the most enjoyable aspect of the issue from his various depictions of Hobgoblin to the general expressiveness of the characters. In general, it will be good once this greater story arc has moved onto something different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 7, 2013

    This was a good issue, but for a while there I almost dropped this title… twice. I’m still onboard for 2 specific reasons : #1) As I mentioned, I’m craving the return of the one true Peter Parker/Spider-Man and I want to see that plot develop in its entirety. #2) Now with several Marvel titles, illustrators come and go quickly. This is a fact I’m finally starting to accept, but if Humberto Ramos does the occasional story arc, this title will be on my sublist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 8, 2013

    Just as Otto Octavius met endless frustration from Spider-Man, so too is Octavius doling out heaping helpings of frustration to his enemies as Spider-Man, especially former Horizon Labs scientist, Ty Stone, and current Hobgoblin, Phil Urich. "Superior Spider-Man" #15 is a transitional issue where Spider-Man figures out the actions of his foes, takes appropriate measures and decides to start cashing in. That leads to some neat visual moments and a quick tussle between Spider-Man and Hobgoblin, but nothing in this issue strikes as exceptional. Quite simply, this is another issue of "Superior Spider-Man" that reminds readers this is not the same old Spider-Man. This one has a mission and intends to fulfill it with a significant amount of attitude. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Aug 8, 2013

    Superior started off strong, but now it seems to be inconsistent, much like Slott's Amazing Spider-Man run. When this title is good, it is pretty darn great, so there is definitely a silver lining. Let's just hope for more of the mature presentation that makes this title so great. Read Full Review

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