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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1

July 26th, 2013 by Marc Comments


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


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….