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It only makes sense that villains would up their game to get back at Superior

Ever since Doc Ock gained control of Spider-Man's body, he's been determined to prove to the world that he is the SUPERIOR Spider-Man. We've seen him use his intellect and apply them to actual crimefighting techniques. Even Peter Parker can't help but be impressed.

As this new Spider-Man has been showing the villains just what he's about, it looks like they're only willing to take so much before trying to change their methods as well. Marvel has announced today a new title debuting in July, THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN by Nick Spencer and Eisner-Award winning artist Steve Lieber.

With superior power comes superior responsibility…and superior villains! Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, the Beetle, and Overdrive take a cue from the Superior Spider-Man and get upgraded for a new era of evil – and the score of a lifetime! It’s a tale of suspense that’ll turn the Marvel Universe upside down – as only THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN can!

“The beauty of the Spider-Man world has always been that for all the web-slinging action and adventure, Peter Parker lives in the world outside your window and his villains reflect that,” explains Tom Brennan, editor, Marvel Entertainment. “The new world of Superior Spider-Man demands a look at the lives, lies, schemes and dreams of his villains. Spider-Man’s evolved – will his villains as well?”

Following the embarrassing beating from Superior Spider-Man #1, can Boomerang and crew rebound to prove once and for all they can make it in the big leagues?

“This is a book about the working class guys; these are not the Kingpins or Green Goblins or Doc Ocks of the world,” explains Spencer in an interview with “These are the small-time crooks looking for a quick score so they can pay their alimony and get the loan shark off their back. A lot of the book is from Boomerang's perspective, and he's very much aware of that—and he sees this new Sinister Six he's formed as one last big shot at real money and real power. He's got a lot riding on this.”

This July, Spencer and Lieber tangle with the Spider-Verse’s newly-infamous villains in The Superior Foes of Superior Spider-Man #1!






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Posted by Z3RO180

Haven't seen shocker in years so they will have my money

Edited by TDK_1997

We have Shocker,so that's the only reason I want this.

Edited by cbishop

@cbishop: Boomerang created them, Living Brain was one of them until Superior Spiderman reprogrammed him.

Ah. Thanks for clearing that up for me. :)

Edited by Zereta

Interesting premise. Definite read for me.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I don't know if I'd be willing to spend an extra 4 dollars on an ongoing series (my list is already large enough) but it should be interesting to read.

Posted by JMLG

Shocker been one of my favorite Spider-Man villains

Posted by LarryDavis

@k4tzm4n said:

Including Shocker = you have my money.

Agreed. But written by Nick Spencer? Lost my money again. Dangit, Marvel. Put someone competent on this book if you want me to read your Superior Spider-Man-related garbage.

Edited by Perfect 10

after reading all new x-men 10 and this article in my mind i could help but wish marvel would release a book with mystique, sabertooth and lady mastermind (and whom ever else they deem worthy to work with them). they are obviously building a team and stealing money to finance themselves (to build a base perhaps?). would love a book focusing on them, especially my girl mystique

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

Hmmmm, while this intrigues me, it also makes me realize these guys are after Superior Spidey, not Peter. Kinda limits the interest for me when reminded of that fact.

Posted by WarlordEternal

A friend of mine was telling me about this series saying " Hey dude! You gonna check the superior foes of Spider-Man when it comes out?" I tell him I hadn't heard of it and he tells me it's gonna be some of Spider-man's lesser known villains teaming up. At first I said "I don't know...probably not..." However I decide to look it up out of curiosity and now I find out that the Shocker is one of the main characters...

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