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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Superior Spider-Man #17

September 6th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Written by Dan Slott

Penciler: Ryan Stegman

Inker: Livesay

Colorist: Edgar Delgado

Published by: Marvel Comics

Let me just start by saying that when I heard Marvel was starting a new Spider-Man series in which Doc Ock was Spidey, I was intrigued, but not enough to want to start writing about it. Spidey and I have always had kind of a love/hate relationship. After finally caving and picking up the first couple of issues due to word-of-mouth, boy am I glad I did! The Superior Spider-Man has not only blown away my expectations, it’s become one of my favorite books in publication!

SS #17 finds us not following Doc Ock, but Spider-Man 2099, Miguel O’Hara who’s dealing with the ever-rippling effects from the Age of Ultron. Without giving up any spoilers, something is going on in his part of the timeline that forces him to travel back in time where he finds himself face-to-face with our current day Superior Spidey. The next few issue are sure to be explosive, I can’t wait!

Dan Slott has done an absolutely masterful job carving his own niche into Marvel continuity and in SS #17 he continues to leave his mark with the introduction of Spider-Man 2099 into the mix. Slott has done a perfect job writing Doc Ock pretending to be Peter Parker and its looking like he’s going to continue the trend when writing Miguel O’Hara!

This book has one of my favorite art teams in comics, and this particular issue has one of my favorite covers of the year! I don’t mean to gush, but Spider-Man 2099 has one of the most badass looking costumes in the Marvel U. It’s bright, it’s colorful, and most importantly…it’s absolutely beautiful!

The creative team on SS is firing on all cylinders. With Mr. Slott at the helm of things I’ll continue to read Spider-Man of any version until he decides to stop writing the character. With pressures mounting and a Spidey vs Spidey showdown imminent, this series is an absolute MUST READ!

5 out of 5 nerds


I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.