The Avenging Spider-Man #18

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Marco Checchetto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Superior Spider-Man faces off with THOR, GOD OF THUNDER!The return of ELECTRO!Can the Superior Spider-Man and Thor set aside their differences -- and EGOS -- to save the world? SPOILER: No! They can’t!

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    This was an amazing issue, and much more Superior to any of the Superior Spider-Man issues, and I'd be very happy if Yost ever took over writing that series, although I don't see that happening. I'd recommend this issue to anyone, and if you're disappointed in Superior Spider-Man then you defiantly want to give this issue a try, even if you don't continue getting the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 14, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man #18 is a brilliantly realized journey that continues to ask some tough but nonetheless deep questions regarding the latest iteration of everyone's favorite wall-crawling menace. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 14, 2013

    The story by Chris Yost almost feels like window dressing against Checchetto strutting his stuff " it's quickly paced, lots of action, but the resolution is pretty convenient and the lesson learned is pretty flat. Still, when a book looks this good, it's hard not to enjoy the sparks that fly with Avenging Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Mar 13, 2013

    Seeing Marco Checchetto name attached is ALWAYS a good sign and as usual he brings another gorgeous book to the table.Sure there are small things that I could nitpick, like how emotions on Spider-Mans face are nonexistent but in the grand scheme of things does that really matter? No because on Electros return to Earth as hes shouting and the whimsical nature of Thor as hes blows Electro off as a threat to him makes up for it tenfold. Lets also not ignore that the use of Rachelle Rosenbergs colouring as Electro and Thor do battle tie the bow on a stellar package. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 13, 2013

    This issue benefits heavily from Marco Checcetto's artwork. After spending so much time with Punisher and the seedier side of the Marvel Universe, it's refreshing to see Checchetto dabble with bigger, bolder superhero stories. He handles the action well, and his slightly ethereal style proves to be a solid match for the visual tone of the Superior era. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 15, 2013

    While there are some small problems with Thor and his characterization in the first part, the rest is very solid, with some good action, a solid plot and some amazing art and colors that makes this issue really worth it. The team of Yost, Checchetto and Rosenberg can stay as long as they like on this title if they keep on doing issues like these. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 17, 2013

    A tight plot is one thing, but some nice pencils are something else entirely. I think it's only a matter of time before Marco Checchetto gets some real high-profile assignments (not that a Spidey book isn't high profile, but you know what I mean), as the guy can tell a story and he does it with style. Avenging Spider-Man #18 isn't gonna change the world, and it isn't groundbreaking, but it's about as good as your basic superhero beat 'em up stories get. If you're reading Superior Spider-Man but not Avenging, you've been missing out on some fun, self-contained team-up stories. What are you waiting for? Get reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 17, 2013

    At least that's what you think until the last scene. Doc returns to his underwater base once more and this time puts a captured Electro next to his captured Sandman. It would almost appear that he is once again creating his very own Sinister Six. To what end? Only time and another ‘few' issues will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Mar 13, 2013

    Avenging Spider-Man has become a great companion to Superior Spidey, and in many ways, it far surpasses it. Chris Yost once again handles Doc Ock with great care and Marco Checchettos art is pretty darn cool. This title is highly recommended theres more to this story than silly team-ups and corny quips. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 14, 2013

    This title has really been quite fun. The three issues to this point have been entertaining and individually packaged as strong standalone stories, but with larger undercurrents sweeping throughout. While some of the conclusions, including the one in "Avenging Spider-Man" #18 are standard-issue comic book wrap-ups, Yost is delivering a great read for fans while exploring and introducing aspects of the Marvel Universe to readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 16, 2013

    This was a nice little one and done story.  The story was simple and easy to understand, and the team-up between Spidey and Thor didn't feel forced or anything.  If I had a complaint it would have been that Thor came across as really arrogant,(He is arrogant... it's part of his charm!) and was kind of out of line by calling Spidey disrespectful after the battle...  I can't really recall Spidey doing anything that could have been considered disrespectful. (He told Thor to get his hands off him when Thor touches his shoulder and said he wasn't worried about Electro. BOOM!) Thor was the one who was disrespecting Spidey!  Besides that very minor quibble though, no complaints here. Read Full Review

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