Written by Chris Yost
Pencils by David Lopez
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Published by Marvel Comics
Superior Spider-Month rolls on! This week’s title sees Spider-Man teaming with the Avengers to stop a living virus capable of possessing a superhero.
I have to say, I love how this book started out. Captain America monitors Spider-Man as he makes his way through the city taking out one hero after another, all the while Cap is growing concerned over Spider-Man’s mental fitness. Spider-Man not only finds a way to turn the tables on Captain America and the Avengers, but he also manages to make them look like fools in the process, brilliant. I love how this story turned out, throwing you for a loop through the first half, then bringing it all back around. That is the type of story telling that I love, I really was scratching my head all through the first half of the book, though it is a testament to Superior Spider-Man’s, well, superiority, kudos to Yost for keeping me on my toes.
I love the art in this book! I know the pencils are the basis for all the art in a book, but I am a sucker for colors. I love bright and shiny and Superior Team-Up delivered that in spades. Every page looks beautiful, every panel a feast for the eyes, I am becoming a big Rosenberg fan. On the pencils side Lopez pulls off some crazy awesome action sequences and bad assed moments for Spidey. Whether he’s taking out Daredevil or stalking prey like an assassin stuck to the side of the building, every moment is brilliant.
It’s really hard to find anything wrong with this book aside from the odd piece of dialogue from time to time, such as Cap calling Spider-Man mister in that way your mom does when she admonishes you, it felt a little odd to read and made Cap said way geriatric. Other then that, everything was spot on.
Overall, I wasn’t too sure how to feel about this book when it was announced, especially since the last time Spidey teamed up with others back in Avenging Spider-Man, I wasn’t too impressed, but Yost has put those fears to bed for me. You’re not going to get a complex tale of intrigue here, but what you do get is a fun book with a pretty good premise and some great art. If you are a Spidey fan, I won’t say it’s a must not miss, but you will not be disappointed if you pick it up.
4 out of 5 nerds