Superior Spider-Man #26

Superior Spider-Man #26

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  The stage is set for the biggest SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN story of them all!
•  And it starts here with a goblin fight like no other: The Green Goblin vs. The Original Hobgoblin!
•  Plus: That thing that happened at the end of #25... That thing that raised all of those questions... You don't have to wait any longer. You'll get your answers THIS ISSUE! Honest.

  • 9.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Dan Gvozden Jan 30, 2014

    Superior Spider-Man #26 sets up the potential for a terrific ending to the series with some wonderful art, well-written characters, sly plot twists, and clever storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Feb 6, 2014

    There are quite a few twists and surprises in this issue that I won't spoil. It's definitely worth your money " in fact, I highly suggest going for all of the Superior Spider-Man issues from now until issue #31. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jan 29, 2014

    Ultimately, though, this is another successful issue of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN that really speaks to some of the strengths of this series. While Ghost-Peter may have worn out his welcome previously, the choice to bring him back is working well so far, thanks to the way that Slott has integrated him into the story. Coupled with the dangling plot threads starting to coalesce into something bigger, there's a lot to be excited about as the series rockets toward what is sure to be its biggest (and perhaps best) storyline yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jan 29, 2014

    Overall, Superior Spider-Man keeps the intensity up again after the events of the last issue. Having Peter back is a nice plus and should really move the plot forward going until Amazing Spider-Man comes back. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 28, 2015

    While I've thoroughly enjoyed this series, I'll easily admit that it is getting to that point where you do want to start drawing in the Peter Parker story more. If they were going to fully commit for several years, that'd be a different story as I'd feel far more invested in it overall with the way it would have so many sprawling changes. But within the context of the series at hand, it's been a blast with the big and small moments and the interpersonal aspects as well. This issue really brings the three key points together with what's going to drive events now as we get Green Goblin cementing his position, Peter getting ready for his move and Octavius feeling like he's got it all under control in his superior way. The journey continues to be great, but I'm really curious to see just what the fall will be like. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jeremy James Jan 31, 2014

    Superior Spider-Man is my favorite title by far right now and I will be sad when it's over. However this particular issue left me wanting more than I got. I know it's hard to complain with everything that happened here, but I guess it all boils down to the big finish. Now that I know this series is coming to a close, and the Goblin is stronger than ever, out for blood, I just want the main event. It can develop over three or more issues, but I am ready to see Superior Spider-Man and the Green Goblin fight to the end. I am ready for the main event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Feb 1, 2014

    Overall, as I've been saying about this series for some time, 'Superior Spider-Man' is one of the best books that I have on my pull list. More often than not, I'm very pleased by what I'm reading because it's shaken up Spider-Man in a way that he's needed to be shaken up for quite a while. It'll be a bit of a bummer to see Superior go, but I hope that he goes out with a bang. Let's see what you've got, Dan Slott! Now that the stag has been set for 'Goblin Nation', I'm ready for it. (Maybe not emotionally, but mentally, I'm ready.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 29, 2014

    As a whole, this should not work very well, yet the number of interesting developments, the skills of each artists and colorists and the rather good characterization on display makes for something that is somewhat better than it should be. Not quite the best of this series, but far from the worst by a large margin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 29, 2014

    Three different artists are brought in to handle these three distinct plotlines. Humberto Ramos finishes his stint on the series by rendering the Goblin battle. The frantic action and bizarre character designs play well to his hyper-exaggerated style. Fortunately, the more dialogue-driven material is saved for Javier Rodriguez and David Lopez, who handle the Peter and Avengers scenes in clean, elegant fashion. The worst aspect of the visuals is merely that Lopez and Rodriguez have very similar styles, making Ramos' pages stand out a little too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jan 31, 2014

    Slott carries the pacing well when going from crazy battle scenes to more quieter panels. The dialogues changes tones appropriately and balances the overall story excellently. The art team put all the seams together to form this visual beast of an issue. The art from the pencilers, inkers, and colorists are beyond fantastic. The series momentum is carrying into Goblin Nation and you should definitely join for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 31, 2014

    Superior Spider-Man is really getting good, with the official kickoff of Goblin Nation we get some great Hob Vs. Green action. And a little bit of a certain ghostly wall crawler that was revealed last issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 29, 2014

    Dan Slott continues to keep the fuse burning as the events in the series are ready to explode. Slott keeps throwing curveballs and twists at us as the action jumps all over the pages. You can feel it all building and that feeling of not knowing what might happen as you turn the page is a thrilling experience. We get the art from three different amazing artists. Despite the usual distractions as the art suddenly shifts with each artist, we get some cool scenes and you can try to overlook the differences. Dan Slott makes sure you never know what's coming next. That's just one thing that makes SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN so much fun issue after issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 29, 2014

    Several artists pencil Superior Spider-Man #26. Humberto Ramos, Javier Rodriguez and Marcos Martin. Ramos handles the Goblin fight, Rodriguez the Avengers arc, and Martin the scenes involving Peter Parker in Ock’s mind. The three artists styles are very different, which works really well for the story. Ramos’s bombastic style brings out the action of the Goblin War, while Rodriguez’s lighter touch gives the Avengers scenes their own life. Finally, Martin’s work clicks especially well within the dream-like center of Ock’s brain. Three compelling visual styles for a book that is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jan 31, 2014

    Superior Spider-Man #26 gets the job done. The Hobgoblin and the Avengers are out of the way in time for Goblin Nation. Fortunately, Slott takes care of them in entertaining fashion, with the help of three spot-on artists. There are a few quibbles to be had but Slott's only doing what must be done, and I can't fault him for that. At least he gave us an awesome goblin vs. goblin fight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 31, 2014

    So has the concept of Spider-Ock worked? Based on sales and the stories that I have read I would say, "Hell yeah." I know, I know, a few of you will respond to this and say you never liked it and you still don't; that's okay. Those of us who have enjoyed the ride, though, are at the top of the hill and are about to be thrown through a serious wringer over the next few months. I think Spider Ock will be revisited in the years to come as one of the most unique and well-executed long cons in the Spider mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2014

    This issue was all about moving certain pieces into place or taking them off the board completely, and that's perfectly fine. Now bring on Goblin Nation! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jan 28, 2014

    Before reading Superior Spider-Man #26 make sure to read Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #9. It plays a key factor in the build-up to "Goblin Nation" and starts to answer important questions. As for Superior Spider-Man #26, chess pieces are shuffled across the board. The final end game is being prepped. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 30, 2014

    Superior Spider-Man #26 continues to be a mixed bag: There are elements in it that make it compelling while other aspects feel forced and rushed. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Jan 29, 2014

    Finally, three artists handle the art. Humberto Ramos, who handles the Goblin fight, Javier Rodriguez on the Avengers side, and Marcos Martin on the scenes with Peter. All three do an excellent job of bringing everything to life, Rodriguez and Martin's style have a special chemistry among them, and do a much better job than Ramos when it comes to actual human-looking characters. While most books with multiple artists suffer a bit from that, what breaks the pace here is not the art, but the inconsistent writing from Dan Slott. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 29, 2014

    This prelude treads water. It fills the slot in the publishing schedule without telling us anything that could really be conceived as a big surprise. You could likely skip this issue and still keep up with Issue #27 because some of these facts will need to be retold to certain characters. Slott is an ambitious writer, there's no doubt about that but I think he's been juggling to many balls at once. I would have preferred finding out some of the details explained here through more deliberate moments in previous issues. Bogged down with too many artists, this is one of the few issues of Superior Spider-Man that's worth skipping. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 30, 2014

    Creatively, Superior Spider-Man #26 is a massive failure on numerous levels. If it wasnt for the limited artwork of two talented artists, this book would have nothing of value to offer. This is a sad day for Spider-Man. Read Full Review

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