Superior Spider-Man #6

Superior Spider-Man #6

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 10
8.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"Laugh It Off"
The new super villain duo, JESTER & SCREWBALL, are punking heroes across the internet. And now they've set their site on the Superior Spider-Man. (Who is SO not good with that.)

  • 9.1
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 21, 2013

     I really recommend this issue, as once again we have seen some important character development. Some people may read up on the plot and decide to skip it; but honestly, pick it up. It is a great little story, and some of the outcomes in it will be having an effect on Docs' future. Definitely not just a filler issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 20, 2013

    After last issue's tense, and ultimately gut-wrenching climax, it was very difficult to look forward to continuing this story, but at the same time, there's something almost reassuring about the way Dan Slott lets his villains be villains, and his heroes truly heroic. There is a defining line between a man like Otto Octavius and a man like Peter Parker, and Superior Spider-Man is all about exploring what that is. Hopefully, doing so won't come at too much more expense to poor Peter Parker. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Mar 21, 2013

    Even though Ghost Peter isnt totally gone from the issue its best moment is at the conclusion as he reacts to what Otto has done now. The returning Humberto Ramos is another reason why this works so well and throughout the fight itself manages to make it look as brutal as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 21, 2013

    Humberto Ramos makes a return to Spider-Man this issue and his unique and familiar style of art is a welcome sight. There's plenty to love about Superior Spider-Man and it's very entertaining seeing Otto try to be the hero he thinks Spider-Man should be. I'm not sure how long Slott plans to have things stay the way they are, but I think it will go down as one of the classic periods in the history of the character, if not the strangest. I have to admit that I can't wait for Peter to return to his rightful place, but, until then, I'm enjoying what Slott is doing with Otto. By the end, I just might even miss him when he's gone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 22, 2013

    Overall, I really enjoyed this comic, there was a bit of humor, some action, storyline development with The Avengers, Anna Maria, MJ's brief appearance and Phil Urich's at the beginning of the issue. Overall this was a good issue and made me very excited for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 20, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man is a challenging story arc. It forces us to look at how we have defined Spider-Man and how we have taken him for granted. Powerful stuff from a powerful writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 8, 2015

    Superior Spider-Man gets a new artist this time around with Humberto Ramos and that works just fine for me as I've long liked his style. With characters like Screwball and Jester, he provides the right kind of kinetic energy to their movements and keeps it alive and vibrant. The story itself works well enough with what Slott wants to achieve here and set in motion, though the villains du jour are definitely disposable in their nature, even if I do like how they figured out how to make money. It can take only so long before others start noticing the changes that Spider-Man is going through and Massacre was a big red flag while these two getting taken down calls for an outright intervention. It's a well paced book with a lot going on that flows well and keeps you digging into the details of the art while enjoying the narrative as well from Octavius' point of view. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 29, 2013

    This A.U. issue of Superior Spider-Man is less about Age of Ultron to me and more about doing the current Spider-Man status quo justice. It's the best I've seen it pulled off so far. There's no ghost Peter Parker distracting from Otto's journey and no hammy overacting from Otto himself. Instead, it's a pretty smart and genuine take on the concept, and it's one I wish I could see more of in the regular issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    The only thing I don't like is that Otto's new violent Spider-Man might ruin his chances with the cute Miss Marconi! That storyline is too adorable to pass up. And, thankfully, ghost Peter wasn't in this issue too much. That was a relief. I want to see Peter come back eventually, but first I wouldn't mind seeing Slott really push the envelope with Octo-Spidey. He's off to a great start with this issue. I think Screwball is the only Brand New Day villain that I actually like. I wonder when she hooked up with Jester. But if Jester is as bad off as he appears on that last page, it's probably moot anyway. Slott just needed somebody to kill, and he didn't want to waste Screwball. Understandable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Mar 21, 2013

    A friend of mine argued that Dan Slott maybe the best Spider-Man writer of the modern age and I dont know if I can argue that because he is taking this character to new heights. While people screamed and yelled at the end of ASM I think its fair to say he has made up for that and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 21, 2013

    Even with a certain lack in subtlety and some small problem with continuity, Dan Slott manages to continue his streak with Superior Spider-Man, bringing us another issue with good development and great art, thanks to Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba and Edgar Delgado. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 20, 2013

    One of the cooler aspects to this series that hasn't made an appearance in a few issues is Peter's detective work inside the memories of Doc Ock. It seems he can physically move around in them and with some luck he might be able to figure out how to get his body back. It's a great way to keep Peter involved in the story, but also a way to divulge some character development for Ock. One of the strengths of this series is how it has portrayed Ock. He isn't some mindless villain, but a real person with a disturbed childhood. It helps flesh out the character, but also make him somewhat more likeable (or relatable), however difficult that is from all the terrible things he keeps doing as Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 20, 2013

    While Ramos' style isn't always my favorite, Slott's script still carries this issue through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Mar 20, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man #6 is an adequate outing for Spidey-Ock, but it feels like a bit of a letdown. This book has just been so good the last several issues, so the reader is expecting some top-notch stuff. Still, there is much to like in this comic and worthy of your time. Things will heat up for Spidey soon, so were happy to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    If only this one story decision wasn't weighing so heavily on the book, Superior might stand a chance of becoming as enjoyable as Slott's Amazing Spider-Man run ever was. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 22, 2013

    As the art for this book becomes more animated under the pencil of Humberto Ramos, Slott has taken the story to a darker place, certain to be filled with repercussions. Some things cannot be undone and other actions need to be explained. As this issue concludes, it appears that those explanations are going to be demanded soon. The writer has thrown some surprises and curves since the start of this Marvel NOW! series and given the final image of "Superior Spider-Man" #6, readers are about to get some more. Read Full Review

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