Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Ryan Stegman
Colors: Edgar Delgado
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover: Ryan Stegeman
Review by Scott Keys
Man, it is a great time to be a Spider-Man fan! Even though last week’s Scarlet Spider was more of a fever-dream than Ben Reilly ACTUALLY returning, it was great to see, nonetheless. This week’s Superior Spider-Man #17 also featured the return of a fan favorite Spider-Man character from the ‘90s, Spider-Man 2099!
Unlike the aforementioned Scarlet Spider, however, Slott gave the fans the REAL Spider-Man 2099. Slott has been writing some of the best Spidey stories in the history of the character…yes, I just said that! As I said before, the Clone Saga drew me in to Spider-Man, but I’ll be honest, most Spidey stories weren’t that great between then and now (some would argue that the Clone Saga wasn’t either, but I digress). Slott’s stories have been very entertaining and this issue is a great example of that! Along with Stegman (who I view as THE Spider-Man artist now), Slott writes a wonderful story of Miguel O’Hara coming to the present day Marvel Universe to stop the Superior Spider-Man from destroying the future. Doesn’t get much more epic than that, does it? Stegman’s Spider-Man 2099 is AWESOME, and I can’t wait for next issue to see the throw-down between the two Spider-Men!
This week saw it’s fair share of good comics, but Superior Spider-Man #17 fits into a whole other category for me! You take an excellent writer, add his perfect cohort on art, a fan-favorite character, and a masterful story, and you get perfection! Superior Spider-Man #17 is available at your local comic shop and digitally.
Art: 5 / 5
Story: 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5
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