Now that Beetle's origin story has been revealed, it's time to leap face first back into all of the wacky antics that are going on with the Doctor Doom painting, Silvermane's head, and Boomerang's dating life. It should come as no surprise whatsoever, but Nick Spencer's writing remains every bit as strong as the previous issues. The character-driven approach to Boomerang is wildly engrossing and full of moments that'll make you laugh. Where else will you see a dream sequence with "Galactus antlers"? Where else, I ask you?! Spencer's doing fantastic work transforming Boomerang into a lovable and even relatable lead and it's a legitimately heart-warming experience to see his "relationship" develop. However, as a big fan of Heman Schultz, it would be great to see that character get a little more of the spotlight or maybe even receive as much love as Fred down the road. Part of me wants to be mad over the fact Shocker's pretty much one big joke in this issue, but I simply can't because of how hysterical the joke is.
Steve Lieber's artwork remains every bit as charming and lighthearted as Spencer's script. It's such a great fit for all of the nonsensical moments (and trust me, there's plenty to enjoy in this one) and really sells all of the big laughs in Spencer's writing. There's so many priceless facial expressions and panels to appreciate in this chapter. So. Many.
There has to be more than meets the eye with this cliffhanger, so I'll avoid foolishly rushing to conclusions with that one.
Talking about Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN makes me feel like I'm spewing the same praise over and over again. Month after month, the series is consistently sharp, amazingly joyous and full of smile-inducing visuals. For the love of all that is holy, do yourself a favor and give this book a chance. It's a great dose of fun and that's something we all need in our lives.