Now Reading: Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2015)


Most conveniently collected in the Superior Foes of Spider-Man omnibus

A weird short-lived crime comedy about a team of C-list Spider-Man villains. Strange concept for a mainstream superhero book, but it definitely works. Nick Spencer had a bit of a rocky start at Marvel, with a few forgettable early entries that just never felt right. It took him a little time to find his footing in the world of tights, but this book right here was where he did it. Very fun book with some excellent art. I don’t know if people who aren’t familiar with Spider-Man villain history would get a lot of the references here, but I don’t really care, because it entertained the hell out of me, so I win. Spencer and Lieber have also just teamed up again for a slightly similar new Image title, The Fix, which just had a hilarious first issue a few days ago. Good times.