Comic Vine Review


Superior Spider-Man #19 - 1.21 Giga-Whats?! Review


The confrontation between the Superior Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 concludes. There are some big changes happening here that changes things big time.

The Good

There's a lot going on in this issue. As if there wasn't enough going on with the cliffhanger ending from last issue involving SUPERIOR Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, this issue opens up with Carlie Cooper and Wraith are in the middle of some heavy action, in search of a certain individual. Switching back to the Spider-Men, the city is in danger as Otto's arrogance may have jeopardized everything.

In a strange twist of fate, the only key to saving everything lies within Peter Parker's memories, but Otto purged them. It turns out there is a way to access certain ones and this results in a spectacular visual ride throughout them as Otto sees things through his perspective. Ryan Stegman's art keeps getting better and better and he does some cool stuff here.

With the fate of time at stake and Spider-Man 2099's presence here, Dan Slott lays on the suspense. There will be big repercussions after this. This is something Slott is good at setting up. Characters and situations will not remain as they were before. Reading the panels carefully, you'll see there is another mystery sprinkled within. When will we get these answers? We'll have to wait and see.

The Bad

This was a roller coaster ride of fun. No complaints here.

The Verdict

Dan Slott knows how to set up a good story. Threads can be traced back and he doesn't hold back when it comes to creating situations where serious repercussions will have to be dealt with. We have big action with top notch art. This type of bombastic storytelling is what is making SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN so much fun. We know things will eventually explode but it's the juggling of the grenade that keeps us on our toes. Ryan Stegman's art grabs Slott's script by the throat and he squeezes out every last bit of action and suspense in order to create a comic that delivers the goods. With the changes here and what's being set up, I am so excited to see where this is all going to next.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

And boom goes the dynamite

Edited by Trevel8182

Michael O'Mara huh?

Posted by Revendawn

I loved this issue, but the art stands out in such a big way for me. I already gush over Ryan Stegman's art, but he's showing us some really crazy stuff in these issues. It'd be so much easier to tell this story with a Back to the Future, body fade out effect, but instead we have time particles leaving chunks of characters just empty. It's pretty incredible looking.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@trevel8182: Well he can't go by his real name, since it would still end up causing problems once he gets back to his own future.

Also I like how Marvel timelines work. Can be confusing, but there's less of that pesky "CHANGE NOTHING IN THE PAST OR YOU CEASE TO EXIST!" since it only creates a divergent timeline. This way Miguel can stay for a nice long time.

Posted by Teerack

I think it be cool if Carlie took on a super persona the way Watanabe has. I kind of like them together, it reminds me of Watanabe and DeWolf together again. :P

Posted by evilvegeta74

No more Miguel O'Hara, Michael O'Mara! Slott is doing some interesting things.

Edited by TheLaughingFish

As much as I despise the "superior" spiderman idea and story run, throwing 2099 in the mix has peaked my interest. I've checked out the last couple issues and haven't really been disappointed. Miguel is still in character, and the art isn't half bad either. I'm interested as to where this all leads to.

Edited by HeckTate

@thelaughingfish: Most of the negative criticism I've seen for Superior Spidey has to do with the character changes, not Slott's writing. Because Slott really does know how to tell a good story, it's not like this title has been so successful and highly rated just because of the "shock value" of SpOck.

Posted by Dabee

Loved this issue

Posted by sparty-dbq

This technically has nothing to do with this issue (didn't read it, but anyone who knows me knows that already), but I won't get a better opportunity to ask this.

How is Miguel still only from 2099? He was created in the early 90's and you're saying he still hasn't been Spider-Man for A YEAR?! But, I guess Spider-Man 2105 doesn't quite have the same zing to it.

Posted by Trevel8182

@sparty_dbq: He became Spider-Man in the year 2099 and nobody calls him Spider-Man 2099 they just call him Spider-Man.

Posted by akiro616

Awesome issue no complaints so far miss parker but the wqy he is building plot is awesome although really not looking forward to next arc wishing all the best for flash

Posted by danhimself

loved the splash page with Peter digging his way out of the rubble of Ock's mind as a silhouette and can't wait to find out where/when SpOck was sent and who he was fighting

Edited by timelord

An awesome issue things look to be wrapping up nicely. The one thing that bugs me is if Miles ends up in the 616 universe we will have 4 spider men ridiculous.

Posted by BadLuckCoderre

I can't wait for Spider-Man 2099 to get his own issue! Wait... What if he becomes the Amazing Spider-Man that we've seen in the Inhumanity teaser poster. OMG!

Edited by Ando123

Really like this and I can't wait to see what's gonna happen with SPiderman 2099

Edited by vPuik

Best book out right now. What can I say. I also live stegman's art, but for the love of everything holy give the colorist more than 4 crayons at a time.

Edited by Mucklefluga

Peter's getting closer SpOck-haters!!!

Posted by Lvenger

Peter's getting closer SpOck-haters!!!

Good. That way we can be rid of this nonsense and actually get well written Spider-Man stories with someone who doesn't write their own personal fan fiction to desecrate a character's legacy.

Posted by vPuik

Peter's getting closer SpOck-haters!!!

I don't think I'm ready yet...

Posted by Trodorne

loved the splash page with Peter digging his way out of the rubble of Ock's mind as a silhouette and can't wait to find out where/when SpOck was sent and who he was fighting

Yep I was confused at first when I saw it. but then I realized what was happening and I was super choked.

Posted by Armaghetto

The splash page of Peter's memories was pretty awesome. Can't believe Aunt May was bringing him crack and milk though.

Yeah, you just went back and read that, didn't you?

Posted by Black_Arrow

With this issue Slott redeemed partially himself: Otto admitting that he is inferior and Peter digging himself out.

Posted by TheFirstLantern

This was a 3/5 for me. I am not really pumped for this right now, I do have a theory on where this is all going and well that has me pumped but for now I will wait for Darkest Hours and the green goblin arc

Edited by mickeymayhew

@vpuik said:

@mucklefluga said:

Peter's getting closer SpOck-haters!!!

I don't think I'm ready yet...

nor me - *sigh* Peter will be back then and after a brief bit of interest it'll be back to same old, same old...