I really mean that, people. Everyone talks about how great books like Fraction and Aja's HAWKEYE is, or how great Vaughan and Staples' SAGA is, but so few people talk about Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES, BEDLAM, SECRET AVENGERS) and Steve Lieber's (WHITEOUT) SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN. This is a book that isn't quite on the level of the sheer wonder of SAGA or the storytelling mastery of HAWKEYE, but this is, with the exception of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's SEX CRIMINALS, the most entertaining book on the shelves.
The bringing together of C-list villains like Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, the new Beetle and Overdrive (much like Gail Simone's brilliant SECRET SIX) and presenting them in a comic that's more of a workaday view into the lives of a costumed criminal is so fresh, inspired and just so amazingly funny that it blows pretty much every other comic of its ilk out of the water. Almost every panel of every issue has something that makes you smile or giggle or simply double over in hysterics thanks to Spencer's marvelous dialogue and Lieber's simplistic yet evocative artwork.
It's not a book like Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn's DEADPOOL where the comedy feels forced more often than not, but a book where the laughs and occasional suspense come naturally.
This is a book that also always seems on the cusp of getting cancelled, and it's time for fans of great and fun comics to step forward and start buying this book. Believe me, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN is more than worth your money and your time.