Superior Spider-Man #32

Writer: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

•  Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend ADAM KUBERT (ORIGIN 2, AVX)!
•  How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing? The road to SPIDER-VERSE STARTS HERE!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Aug 6, 2014

    This all-star team went above and beyond for the return for the Superior Spider-Man and I couldn't be any happier with the results. This issue was full of twists and packed full of easter eggs and surprises. Whether or not you're are a hardcore Spider-Man fan, there is something to get excited about here as a comic book fan. If this is the story Slott and Gage started us off with, then we're all in for a treat when Spider-Verse begins in September! Read this issue. Period. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 6, 2014

    This is a really great issue due to it mastering each sequence and propelling the story at a fast clip. The premise is sound too and it's going to be exciting to see how this story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Aug 6, 2014

    Despite the #32, this issue isn't too difficult of apick-up spot for anyone not familiar with Otto Octavius as Spider-man. The quick exposition, the dramatic and detailed action sequences plus the brash superior nature of our herokeep you turning the page and ready for the event that is about to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Aug 8, 2014

    Fans of SpOck, rejoice! For he has returned.Even if this whole event was just an elaborate way to get Superior and Amazing together in one continuity I wouldn't care " I'd love to see them trade banter and blows on a monthly basis. As for this issue " a solid return for one of the best 'new' characters in years, and a tantalising, action-packed start to what is shaping up to be an extremely fun event. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 7, 2014

    It's great to have Superior Spider-Man back again, if only for a short time. This issue serves as a reminder of what made the series so successful, and it also manages to set the stage for Spider-Verse in a major way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Aug 8, 2014

    Regardless of how far his actual role in "Spider-Verse" will go, thank goodness there's still one issue of this series to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Tony Goodwyn Aug 14, 2014

    With a strong setup for the Edge of Spider-Verse story arc, as well as some great character moments for Octavius as he runs roughshod through 2099 and various realities, Superior Spider-Man #32 makes for a promising start to a larger story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Aug 7, 2014

    If you weren't excited for Spider-Verse, you will be now Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Aug 9, 2014

    Cool way to bring the character back, and the reveal at the end is very interesting, but we will have to see how Spider-Verse pans out to truly love or hate this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 7, 2014

    While I was skeptical of Slott and Gage dipping back into the Otto Octavius/Superior Spider-Man well so soon after the return of Peter Parker, "Superior Spider-Man" #32 hit me as a pleasant surprise. Unencumbered by current continuity, Slott and Gage are able to play around with the concepts and characters that are set to become the spine of "Spider-Verse." It's not spider-sense, but the uncertainty backed by action and excitement appears to be setting "Spider-Verse" up to be an event to remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Feb 28, 2015

    Slott hasn’t lost his touch with handling Spidey (or Spock, at least), and while many argue that his time is due (no comment), he at least knows his way around the character well enough to bring his characteristic ego out to the fullest, and let it shine in the wake of potential catastrophe. And let me just say this: Camuncoli’s artwork is much appreciated over Ramos’s, and helps to lend a very dynamic, yet consistent feel to character designs, as well as action sequences. This is a great starting point for what could be Marvel’s best event of 2014, and let’s hope this doesn’t act as the latest in a long line of Marvel “cash-in” events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Aug 7, 2014

    Superior ended and most of us never gave it a second thought. We just put down issue #31 and moved on. Issue #32 makes us yearn for the previous Spidey to the point where Marvel should really find a way to have both Otto and Peter around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Aug 12, 2014

    This first issue was a great starting-off point for the beginning of Spider-Verse, with exceptional art courtesy of the talented Giuseppe Camuncoli (Daken Dark Wolverine) on pencil, and a combo smack-down of John Dell (Magog) inking and Antonio Fabela (Iron Man) coloring this spiderrefic palette. This double-sized issue also comes with a great mini-story by Marvel God himself, Joe Quesada (Everything), featuring an Unfriendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 6, 2014

    Doc Ock is back as the SUPERIOR Spider-Man. He hasn't been gone long but he has been missed. Now we get to find out what happened when he disappeared during issue #19. Not only does this issue start off SpOck's final adventures as Spidey, it also sets things up for SPIDER-VERSE. You get a sense of how big this story will be and seeing Ock involved is pretty cool. Dan Slott and Christos Gage have their hands full with Doc Ock's return and we get some cool art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert. It would have been nice to see SpOck focus more on his own adventure but the set up for SPIDER-VERSE makes this something Spider-Man readers won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 8, 2014

    I have always like the Superior Spider-Man, and I'm glad to see him making a return. Hopefully this means we will see the more of him in the future, and maybe even a full return? One can only hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 6, 2014

    Combine that with an eight-page Spider-Verse backup drawn by Adam Kubert, and there's a lot of bang for your $4.99 in Superior Spider-Man #32. The thing that holds this book back is an extremely slow start. That said, once Slott and Gage start getting warmed up, you feel more potential in this comic than we've seen in probably a dozen issues of Spider-Man. And that's a good thing. I can't grade this comic based solely on what might be in the future - which, as a 30-page book, contains probably 10 pages of filler - but I can say the future is looking hopeful for the Superior Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Aug 8, 2014

    This over-sized spectacular could have probably been tightened up and begun the Edge of Spider-Verse event with the same effect. Conversely, the extra pages could have been utilized better and given a bigger bang for the buck. Nevertheless, the groundwork is set and after reading this issue, it should be quite clear for any reader whether or not they want to jump on board for the event. Personally, I cannot wait to see how Peter reacts when he meets up with Doc Ock, which is inevitable, or how Doc Ock will react when he realizes that in the near future, relatively speaking, Peter returns to claim his body. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Aug 11, 2014

    If you enjoyed Superior Spider-man and are aching for more, or would just like an introduction to Spider-verse, then pick this issue up. While it does have some slight logic problems due to the time travel aspect, the story was thoroughly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Aug 9, 2014

    The Bottom Line:The story does what it says on the cover– provides a set-up for the upcoming Spider-Verse crossover, but it does so with only one really “likeable” version, the Spider-Man of India. As such, there's many missed opportunities of setting and character and suspence, with only the promise of the gimmick to see as many Spider-Versions as possible as the real “hook.” Granted, that's a pretty neat hook likely to bring me back, especially since I trust in what Slott/Gage can deliver, but it makes me hesitate to recommend this book unless you're looking for a complete collection. Read Full Review

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