The Avenging Spider-Man #16

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Superior Age begins! The all-new Superior Spider-Man teams up with Wolverine and the X-Men!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 16, 2013

    AVENGING SPIDER-MAN 16 is a fantastic and super-fun issue. Writer Chris Yost does a great job at diving into the head of Spidey-Ock and how he sees the world. Paco Medina not only does a great job with the art, but he also has some fantastic page layouts. Lastly, the fight between Wolverine and Spidey-Ock is my favorite part of the issue. It was the coolest fight of this week for me.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Jan 19, 2013

    Without giving to much away, I have a feeling we're going to never get an answer to what exactly happens to this girl we quickly find out where she's from. She's a clone. A clone brought forth by a certain Spider-Man villain who has expanded his laboratory from finding a certain X-Men's villain's stash. While we will probably not hear again what happens when the woman this is clearly going to be an upcoming plotline in the Superior Spider-Man's near future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 16, 2013

    Chris Yost continues to impress with his run on Avenging Spider-Man. While some annoying inner monologue may drag a part of the issue down a little, just having a Doc Ock/Spidey who is actually appealing is enough to put this on your pull list. Its ironic that Avenging Spider-Man has turned out to be the superior Spidey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jan 20, 2013

    This series just got a whole lot better. I enjoyed the idea of Spidey teaming up with his friends and such, but now, seeing Spidey team with and fight his friends is even better. I loved all the jokes he made here, about Logan, Iceman, calling Storm "Stormy", and such, as well as seeing him fight Wolverine and not pull any punches. The return of the Jackal is always a plus, considering the last few times we saw him were around Spider-Island and of course the amazing Alpha arc. Plus, Jackal vs. Superior Spider-Man has awesome written all over it, especially since he's one of the people who may actually realize he's not Peter Parker... he MAY even be the one to give Peter his own body again... so yeah, a ton of things may have been set up for the future, and this is a great way to start it off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 21, 2013

    I can't believe I care about Kaine. Yost is a miracle-worker. And Avenging Spider-Man should be an interesting ride for as long as he's in control of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 19, 2013

    A fun team-up book full of great action, characters and some very nice art. I am eager to see how the title will be affected by the other spider-titles and to see just who Spider-Ock will team up with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jan 22, 2013

    Regardless of this, the comic is still a good read, and Yost raises some interesting questions about how long Ock can keep pretending he's Peter Parker before someone figures out his true identity. The story is tight and impressive, regardless of its main character. Still, fans of Spider-Man will feel the fresh sting associated with loss when they see another man trying " and failing " to fill the big shoes left behind in his death. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2013

    The one real flaw plaguing this issue is an excessive amount of exposition. Whereas past chapters of Avenging would use the goofy recap pages to establish everything new readers need to know about the main characters (i.e - not much), Yost laboriously uses Otto's monologue to introduce every single X-Man and offer the new Spider-Man's extended thoughts on mutants. Most of it is simply unnecessary information. Hopefully this won't be a recurring problem as Otto continues his tour of the superhero community. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 18, 2013

    I still don't know how I feel about the switch, but if this book keeps going the way this issue did I may start picking it up again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Nov 30, -0001

    In the #15.1 review I said that the size of Spider-Man felt jarring at times with the different sizes he looked throughout and while this time round it is wiped out completely. However while one problem has been swept under the rug a whole host of others pop out of the woodwork. For the most part it just puts a lot of bland with more bland. The backgrounds lack any sort of depth and excitement. With the exception Spidey, Beast and occasionally Rachael Summers the rest look phoned in by comparison.That being said, the stand out moment has to be when Spider-Man curb-stomps Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Jan 21, 2013

    It's a solid read " nothing outstanding or extraordinary, but definitely worth following. I still don't buy how Otto-Peter talked his way out of a mind-scan by channeling Peter. Or maybe it's just my bias talking, I don't know. Whatever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 18, 2013

    Take the good with the bad. There are positives, like the details in Medina's are good, but some storytelling choices are not so good. The Otto Octavius-commandeere Peter Parker continues to obsess about women in a manner I truly do not recall Octavius doing before, but it remains inline with what Dan Slott has been writing in "Superior Spider-Man" and "Amazing" before that. This Spider-Man also suffers no fools and provides a memorable encounter with Wolverine that is certain to shade the future relationship between two of Marvel's most recognizable icons. As a sum of its parts, "Avenging Spider-Man" #16 is an enjoyable comic, even if some of those pieces are less than perfect. Yost and crew have a fun high concept to work with, it simply needs some more polish. Read Full Review

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