Superior Spider-Man #7

Superior Spider-Man #7

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

“Troubled Mind” Part 1
An Avenger no more? With the public at large realizing this is no longer a “Friendly Neighborhood” Spider-Man, and in light of his actions in recent events, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? Plus the return of Cardiac! And a new development for a Spider-Man who hasn’t been seen for some time. And by time, we mean centuries. The lead up to the Spider-Event of the Summer STARTS HERE!

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Apr 4, 2013

    Great storytelling and characterization, good balance of humor and drama, nice art from Ramos, although it's become tiresome seeing Peter's ghost floating idly. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Apr 4, 2013

    While there may be some small nitpicky things to pick on, this issue does splendors in term of development, proving once more that Dan Slott is getting even more unpredictable with this concept. With Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado bringing their great talents, this issue is a must-read for Spider-Man fans or those who are curious about the whole Spider-Ock deal. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 9, 2015

    Cardiac's been around for an age but I like seeing what he's trying to do here and what his end goal is because it is largely a good one, just done through less than stellar ways. But sometimes that's how you have to help people. His story is a bit loose in a few ways and there's a lightness of it all, but it's all designed to bring Octavius into confrontation with him to show others that the guy isn't operating as he used to for so long. That draws the Avengers into things in a big way and that'll be a challenge to see how he manages to navigate that and what it entails. Octavius could get away at this for only so long, especially since he has colder and harsher methods being used at times, and it's definitely fitting into the right time frame to be dealt with rather than too soon or dragged out for far too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 6, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man #7 is an excellent entry that comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 6, 2013

    I really enjoy Spider-Man as an Avenger, but this upcoming brawl has all the makings of a Wrestlemania main event. With a great team handling the words and pictures, I'm very excited to see how it all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 4, 2013

    Still, Dan Slott gets points for seamlessly reintroducing Cardiac back into the fold as a sort of Robin Hood-meets-medical-magnate, and his cliffhanger promises for an amazing next issue. Scratch that " it sounds superior. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Apr 5, 2013

    I feel like this may be the beginning of the end for our Superior Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Apr 3, 2013

    Once again Humberto Ramos proves he's going to go down as one of the greatest Spidey artists of all time. His fluid pencils make Spidey springy but also strong and his composition is always interesting to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 6, 2013

    This was a fun issue, but it didn't do much for the ongoing story. Not as much as the past few issues, at least. There were some big moments for Ghost Peter, sure, but the rest of the issue didn't amount to anything. Cardiac is a relic of a bygone era, and randomly bringing him into play doesn't amount to very much at all. Although I'm sure Cardiac fans are super thrilled. It's always a treat to see your favorite C and D-list characters show up somewhere. The Avengers scene was cool, but the issue ended before it got really good. So mostly this issue was one big, extended fight scene with Cardiac that only really mattered for Ghost Peter, while setting up a fight scene with the Avengers for next issue. Otto doesn't do anything spectacular in this issue. There's no cute tutor or any other supporting characters. So it's a solid, fun issue that movies the story along, but nothing special in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Apr 3, 2013

    I am a huge fan of Superior Spider-Man and Dan Slott continues to bring the heat here in this issue. Besides my Peter Parker gripe this was another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Apr 5, 2013

    Man this issue flew by! This was actually my introduction to Cardiac but I enjoyed him here, hopefully he shows up more in the future.I also liked that Peter was getting control of his body back, but the fact Ock is aware of that may not bode well for him. I don't know how Ock is going to get out of this fight with the Avengers without everyone knowing Spidey's not Spidey, but I am interested in the fight. Let's not forget that Ock was able to form a plan to take out the Avengers during Ends of the Earth, and he used Peter's inventions... so now that he IS Spider-Man, he may have a contingency plan to take on the Avengers. I am eager to see what happens afterwards though, because the odds are not in Peter's favor now that Doc Ock knows he's still kicking around in there. Anyway, for this issue, although it flew by, I enjoyed it. I'm really excited to see how Spidey fares against Cap and company in the next issue though. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 3, 2013

    Humberto Ramos returns to the series for this latest arc. Though I'm not a huge fan of his exaggerated figures, Ramos is doing a great job of capturing the energy of Spider-Man's fights and the quickly darkening tone of the script. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Apr 17, 2013

    This all leads to what the promos have said that after his change in attitude that the Avengers were about to bring him down for his actions. This is some great work as Ramos shows The Avengers gearing up to take him down. Thats not to take away anything from the rest of the issue as the fight with Cardiac is great in its own right. The pencils and Delgados colouring of the electricity during are a particular highlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Apr 3, 2013

    Superior Spider-Man takes a few steps backwards in issue 7. Dan Slott found a writing style that worked well with the story and tone but now he seems to be reverting back to the issues that have plagued his Spider-Man run in the past. Superior has been awesome; so lets hope this is only a minor hiccup. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 4, 2013

    "Superior Spider-Man" #7 is a simple enough superhero comic with its costumed fight, its heightened melodrama and the delightfully geektastic cliffhanger, but it's also incredibly simple in how it entertains. This book feels like the comics of my childhood and how they always left me wanting more. Slott offers up a decent issue, which fits among the current Marvel tapestry and builds the periodical danger and drama one step more every installment. There isn't anything astounding at play, but there isn't much broken either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 3, 2013

    When it's all said and done, I certainly would like to see more of a return to that darker tone that tends to shock the reader into feeling downright frightened of Spider-Man than anything else. Hopefully, we see that return sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 3, 2013

    Even though this series and issue are riddled with problems there are a few good scenes here. The first is Peter learning how to regain control of his body while the Doc Ock is sleeping. This scene is interesting to watch because we as the reader are rooting for Parker as he tests his control. The last sequence in the issue is written with finesse as The Avengers are fed up with Ock Spidey. The following scene takes place with more restrained dialogue and a reserved sense of Slott scripting that has been mostly absent from the series. Doc Ock is a shell of a man and when the cards are down he proves what is truly within his character. If the Superior Spider-Man has intended to redeem Octavious, it has failed miserably. Marvel promises big things for the title in issue #9 and after reading the end of this title it seems more likely that Marvel will prove reliable. Read Full Review

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