With Superior Foes of Spider-Man ending later this month, I thought I would write a couple of posts about storylines that prominently feature some members of the “Fantastic Five” (Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, Beetle and Overdrive). I know that may not make a whole lot of sense since “Spider-Verse” is
It’s been so long since we got a transition issue of Superior Foes of Spider-Man (those two standlone stories from a few months ago don’t count), that I almost didn’t know what to make of the recently released issue #13. After the hijinks of last month’s Superior Foes #12,
The last time I talked about the Superior Foes of Spider-Man, I was none too happy about back-to-back “filler” issues that neglected to advance the overall Boomerang-led caper plot and instead featured less interesting, one-note characters like Overdrive, Speed Demon and Grizzly. That was two whole months ago – a lifetime
An earlier issue of Superior Foes of Spider-Man featured a monologue courtesy of everyone’s favorite unreliable narrator Fred “Boomerang” Meyers where he said that the criminal business was one about “relationships.” While the speech was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, part of what has made Superior Foes such a revelation
Superior Foes of Spider-Man might be the hardest series for me to write about on Chasing Amazing because it is stunningly consistent in its approach. I have heaped lavish praise on Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber who have done what seemed like the impossible when this series first debuted
The Amazing Spider-Man #700 “point one” bonanza continued last week with ASM #700.3, a story that was completely different in tone and mood from the two-part “Frost” arc by David Morrell and Klaus Janson. This time around, Joe Casey and Tim Green give us the first half of a
I’ve been a little harder than most on the Superior Foes of Spider-Man franchise, mainly because I thought Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber set the bar so high in their debut issue, I’ve probably zeroed in a little too much on any faults I’ve found in the subsequent three
It’s been a long time since a Spider-Man comic has brought me such sheer unbridled joy that I just want to climb to the top of every mountain and make sure anybody who calls themselves a fan of the medium is reading this one book that I just read.