The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together It S A Brand New Sleeper Hit Series Starring Some Of Spidey S Deadliest Baddies Boomerang And His Fellow Villains Prove That With Terrible Powers Come Terrible Responsibilitiesand Spider Man Will Soon Learn That With Superior Villains Come Superior Problems Out On Bail And Aiming To Stay Out Of Jail, Boomerang Must Get His Cronies On Target But Does Frank Castle, The One Man Army Known As The Punisher, Have Them Targeted Already Collecting The Superior Foes Of Spider Man

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Nick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator owned titles at Image Comics Existence 2.0 3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories , his work at DC Comics Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents , and for his current work at Marvel Comics Iron Man 2.0, Ultimate Comics X Men.

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  • Paperback
  • 136 pages
  • The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together
  • Nick Spencer
  • English
  • 05 September 2019
  • 9780785184942

10 thoughts on “The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together

  1. says:

    WHAT Super Villains AnonymousWHERE Our Lady of Saint Anna Dutch Reformed Church, 7609 Bay Ridge Ave BrooklynWHEN Sundays, 7 00 PM 8 00 PMBob Hi, my name is Bob I m a reformed super villain.The group Hi Bob Bob I was once First Cobra Lieutenant of H.Y.D.R.A Hail, Hyd Sorry, old habits die hard Heh Yeah, well, my doctor said I had to give up the dream after my eighth concussion Blurry vision, headaches, short term memory loss long pause Hi, my name is Bob I m a reformed super villain I figured getting kicked in the nuts for the tenth time by Black Widow because I was distracted by her cleavage or getting my jaw broken for the fifth time by Captain America it didn t matter which version of Cap or getting zapped by a Thor lightning bolt Don t let anyone kid you, the hair never grows back Anyone here ever get hit in the head by Cap s shield Show of hands Lights out Am I Right Any way, working for H.Y.D.R.A, even though the vision plan is excellent and you do get a Life Model Decoy of Tigra after five years, it just got to be than I bargained First, we re not all Nazis, second, those science geeks in A.I.M transport us to the Negative Zone for kicks, Third pause Hi, my name is Bob Hail, Hyd Oh heads for the coffee and donut table The group Thanks for sharing, Bob.The real let s be polite and call it a review Big, sweaty, hippo man boobs and much as we take a look at the sad, pathetic life of one Fred Myers aka The Boomerang.This is the Sinister Six Five Four without any of the usual heavyweight thinkers or sluggers, just a bunch of schlubs led by the aforementioned Boomerang Sure the life of a super villain is hard, but, and I misquote John Wayne, it s harder if you re stupid.This is laugh out loud funny and highly recommended.Kids, stay in school and don t do drugs.

  2. says:

    The first volume of The Superior Foes of Spider Man delivers what you would expect from a humorous second banana villain team up title lots of banter, conflict, incompetence, pain, jail time, cowardice, back stabbing, etc The thing is, though, it s pretty funny Spider Man barely makes an appearance in this book, but fear not, true believer Nick Spencer finds countless appropriately non heroic angles that allow our baddies to shine I liked his writing much better here than in Morning Glories looks like comedy is his thing , and it is matched beautifully by Steve Lieber s relaxed, inventive artwork at the boundary of conventional and ridiculous Great stuff

  3. says:

    So I had to read this one, because every other word out of Jeff s mouth is Sweaty Hippo Manboobs, and I needed to find out what the hell he was talking about Me How you been lately, Jeff Jeff Sweaty Hippo Manboobs Me Read anything good lately Jeff Sweaty Hippo Manboobs Me Mrs Jeff doing ok Me She s fine, thanks Sweaty Hippo Manboobs And now I understand.If you can t read the text, suck it up and find the comic It s worth it.Alrighty, this one had been so hyped up to me that I actually had it for several days, before I got the courage to read it.So, there I was, all scared to turn the pagesAnd, at first I wasn t wetting my pants the way I thought I would But after a while, I noticed that I was letting out these little chuckles All the time.Every page, a new giggle.So, no, I wasn t folded over praying my bladder held up, but I was constantly grinning.Fine.There may have been several real snort guffaws that came out of me, but those were tempered by the ladylike smile that was plastered on my face.Sothose don t count.I thought this was going to be something so in your face funny, but it turned out to be for me something subtle than I was expecting.There s an actual story that goes along with all the puns And it was so good Fred Meyers is Boomerang.Did you know that Cause off the top of my head, I had no idea.I didn t even know the guy s real name, much less want to read a title told from his perspective In case you were wondering, he s an ass.Fred s the guy who blames all of his problems on someone else.He s a whiner, a loser, a horrible friend, and an even worse partner.But by the end of this, I just couldn t get enough of him And it wasn t just Boomerang that makes Superior Foes worth it.The entire cast of D list villains were so well written And when Luke Cage and Iron Fist show up Hilarious The plot rests on a heist job with the Sinister Six.Ok, there s only Five of them, but that lends them an air of mystery.That sixth villain could be anyone That s their story, and they re sticking to itThe heist itself was much twisty turny than I was originally anticipating, and the fact that it had several good GOTCHA moments to it, was an unexpected bonus for me.Highly Recommended

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    I blame cynical marketing for making cynics of us all or at least me Superior Spider Man has been a huge bestseller for Marvel and spinoff titles were inevitable So when I saw the multiple Superior titles appearing Team Up, Foes, and Carnage I stayed away thinking they d be derivative knock offs And it s that attitude that kept me away from one of Marvel s hidden gems from the last year Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber s Superior Foes of Spider Man a series which actually has nothing whatsoever to do with Superior Spider Man Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, Overdrive and Beetle are the new Sinister Six and yes they re aware they re only 5 who re tired of being beaten by Spidey and winding up in jail But of course they didn t get to where they are today without failing to learn from their mistakes so they jump right into another criminal plot During his latest stint in jail, Boomerang comes up with one big heist to put the new Sinister Six back on the map and in the money steal the head of Silvio Silvermane a cyborg gangster from the Owl Foes follows in the footsteps of Matt Fraction s Hawkeye and FF and Mark Waid s Daredevil, in that it s a strongly character driven series with innovative art, jokes aplenty, and a minimum of traditional superhero shenanigans Boomerang is a dude who throws boomerangs and wears a boomerang on his head but he becomes than a gimmicky D list villain in this book and turns into a real character that you actually care about Care about or at least laugh at Foes looks at the life of a loser villain who hangs out in crummy basements while planning heists with his equally loser villain colleagues has a former friend as his parole officer, Abner Jenkins the original Beetle now Mach VII a cheap War Machine knockoff falls for a baseball loving bartender attends supervillains anonymous Wreck It Ralph had a similar scene and gets fleeced by his sleazy lawyer Spencer s script is filled with great scenes and jokes that work When Beetle tries to rob a comic book store, she leaves exasperated when faced with the nerdiness of it all which variant covers did you want Bags and boards etc At the supervillains anonymous meeting, Boomerang hugs a giant hippo character in a scene parodying the Ed Norton Meat Loaf scene from Fight Club when Norton s face gets smooshed into Meat Loaf s moobs Lieber even positions the characters in exactly the same pose Lieber s art matches Spencer s comedic script perfectly Taking its cue from David Aja s approach in Hawkeye, creative and different styles get thrown into the mix alongside solid artwork Symbols replace banal dialogue so when girls flock to Mach VII for a photograph, you just see a symbol rather than the words can we have a picture with you There s an awesome four panel dream sequence using near stick figures when Boomerang s with his lawyer, Partridge, and imagining decapitating him with a boomerang Also, the layout of the Owl s lair is simplistically portrayed in a child like two dimensional way to mirror Boomerang s simplistic plan to storm the place head on Superior Foes Vol 1 has turned me into a Steve Lieber fan and made me do a 180 on my opinion of Nick Spencer s writing It s a funny, inventive and really entertaining comic which I would never have thought could be done with characters like Boomerang and Overdrive that Spencer s pulled it off is a helluva feat If you like comics like Hawkeye and Daredevil, check out Superior Foes of Spider Man for an awesome read.

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    A D List character buddy read with my Shallow Comic Reading pals Getting the Band Back Together was pretty damn good when all was said and done Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me Comic book humor is a hard sell for this guy as I typically prefer my comedy classless and of the blue variety, but this PG 13 routine worked pretty well overall.Long story short, a bunch of D list villains Boomerang, Shocker Heh , Beetle, Overdrive, and Speed Demon come together in a desperate attempt to get their hands on some quick cash, earn little respect, and repeatedly dick each other over along the way It took a couple of issues before I really started to pick up what Nick Spenser was putting down My reaction was a lot like Anne s Lots of little moments that had me chuckling throughout Didn t piss myself laughing, but was consistently amused The interactions between the all characters especially the main cast were great and the ridiculousness was just enough without overdoing it Not easy to do Some comparisons to the current Hawkeye run are pretty accurate as far as style and presentation.That said, I don t think Nick could have pulled this off without Steve Lieber s contributions His artwork was equally responsible for my little fits of the giggles throughout and he pretty much nailed the style and tone needed to make this book work Lieber spared Spenser from having to spell stuff out with creativity and certainly deserves an even share of the credit for the success of this book.If you re digging Fraction and Aja s Hawkeye and aren t opposed to a little levity mixed into your comic book fix, give this one a shot I m in for the next volume.Get this review and at

  6. says:

    I didn t really know what to expect out of Superior Foes But I ve been really enjoying Superior Spider Man almost, but not quite, over my surprise so I thought it was worth a try Was it ever Reading it, I was reminded of Fraction s Hawkeye Incredibly high praise, and deserved Like Hawkeye, it has great action scenes, snappy dialog, and developed characters And it can be hilarious I don t want to fill this review with quotes, but I will say this the Owl waxing poetic about his Prius made my day Did I mention how great it looks I can t help but think that somebody with a stronger background knowledge on the various Spidey villains will enjoy it even than I did And I loved it Don t let the Superior Spider Man connection hold you back Spidey doesn t directly show up and doesn t have much of an impact on the book Besides, you should be reading Superior Spider Man anyways.

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    Spider Man gets all the attention, but what about his foes What about the people whose bad behavior makes Spidey a hero Guys like Fred Myers The Boomerang This man was a pro baseball player until he snorted his chances away.His second career as a supervillain was just as questionable.Now Fred s fresh out of jail and he needs his crew to pull off a job.Fred needs better friends.Comedy is in the eye of the beholder What some people find incredibly hilarious, I often fall asleep during I still don t know how Tosh.0 got on the air So where many people including some of my best Goodreads buddies love The Superior Foes of Spider Man, I found myself yawning and wondering when to get excited I could have really used an applause light.It s clear the author intended this to be funny, but outside of a smirk or two it completely missed the mark for me I could go on, but I ve spent far too much time on the Superior Foes of Spider Man.

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    I ve heard a lot of good reviews for this surprisingly good reviews for a writer that exceeded expectations, and an underappreciated artist who is exceeding people s awareness of him.This reads like an episode of worst luck ever for the sad sacks It s hilarious Boomerang finds a way to get five of the Sinister Six back together for one big score and stumbles through the shambles of a life not quite beyond the law What I love most about this book is how down to earth normal their dialogue sounds, and how comfortably familiar or edgy they seem around each other The lack of bombast is really refreshing so tiring to see every villain go full Shakespeare on every second panel See, and I usually hate inner monologue self indulgent, whingy, sometimes painful, usually over long So why do I enjoy the Boomerang thought balloons so much Because he s so awesomely weak, gray and unintentionally for him hilarious It s like I m reading from a peer, someone I can respect and feel sorry for at the same time.Or maybe it s the humbling, unvarnished portrayal of a man with weaknesses who s trying desperately to escape them The Hawkguy Treatment Yeah, when a schlub like Boomerang can get so I actually feel sorry and sympathy for him, that s good comics Y see, it seems to me that the creators really know these guys their history, their motivations, how it works this far down the ladder of organized super villain crime And when you mine that far down and don t do it just for effect but rather to add the extra dimension of checkered history to the mix that s what keeps me engaged with these almost loveable screw ups Some great lines here Mr Spencer, and a nice little twist or two to really make me sit up and take notice Bravo Lieber s art is brilliant here too Ridiculous when the creators are making a point irony and sarcasm are subtle but rampant here , and stylistically cartooney or fluid when it s called for There are many moments throughout this story when Lieber pulls some little trick that steals a laugh from me, totally unexpected like the Broudaire arrows, or the Viking ship and other times where he fully captures the absurdity of Boomerang s delusions.

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    OK this book is funnier than I had expected In fact, humour might be the thing that keeps this title afloat With all the gritty reboots and some characters having 6 series each X Men, Batman it s a welcome change to see some serious D listers Poor Shocker, he used to be at least B list This is in the vein of Matt Fraction s Hawkeye, and a little of Mark Waid s Daredevil Books focused on real characters, and how funny super types can be.Boomerang so named because he was born in Australia is a former MLB pitcher banned for cheating, and now he s out of prison and running the new Sinister Sixbut there s only 5 of them, because it s mysterious and cool to wonder who the 6th member is Ya me either The winners on this team also include Beetle, Shocker, Speed Demon, Overdrive Yup, my sentiments exactly Who the f % are they Shenanigans include Robbing a Pet Store, a Comic Book Store, a fixation on the Dukes of Hazzard which I love , and slightly less D list Spidey world baddies arriving The fancy Owl, Chameleon, and Tombstone sokinda a B minus list Funny thing is, Spidey has NOTHING to do with this book at all.Then Boomerang Fred gets a parole officer who s an old buddy from the badguy days the original Beetle, and new Mach VIIyawow.Fred attends super villains anonymous..yes really, and then turns info over to his parole officer about his team running a heist without him, and they end up getting taken out by Luke Cage and Iron Fist.Excerpts Iron Fist Who are these guys supposed to be Cage The Sinister SixFist onetwoI m not seeing sixThen Overdrive wants to get Luke s autograph before Cage pounds his face with a chair.Fist Really Cage Guy was creeping me outFist He just wanted some acknowledgementComedy Gold.Boomerang then frees them from a Police Van en route, blowing the doors off and his internal voice Total Heisenberg Moment Ya I d agree, that s pretty Walter White right there.Fred also goes out on a date with a surly bartender from Philly, they bond over their shared hatred of a pitcher Then Mach VII comes to ask how someone looking like Boomerang broke everyone out of the Police VanFred s reply There must be another Boomerang, since I ve got such an awesome reputation There s probably than one even, one s a cyborg, one s a teenager, maybe a black guy Well I laughed out loud at that one.He doesn t quite get away with screwing the team, as someone catches up with him, and the team actually gets an unexpected assist from someone s father, who happens to be a less minor villainAll in all, it s silly, but fun rag tag loser squad At least it is marketed as such too, even using Spider Man in the title, considering they re not superior foes of anyone.Worth a laugh or 3.

  10. says:

    I think we all secretly want our own Heisenburg moment Which is why Boomerang is my new favorite superhero Well, I guess he s not very super And not really a hero either But whatever he is, he s my favorite I actually saw a Boomerang action figure the other day at Walmart I couldn t help wonder if this comic is why it even exists I mean, who else but a comic book dork would possibly be clamoring for a cheesy looking villain toy I should have took a picture and included it in my review Maybe I ll go back to buy itfor my sons Even they would look at me like, WTF Ungrateful little buzz kills.

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