SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP # 1
When this issue initially came out, I thought it not too important to do a review as the story is really quite bad.
We start with Spider-Man, beating Cloak and Dagger, then Daredevil, then gravity, Iron Fist, Power Man, Sun Girls, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange, and a bunch of others. As I mentioned, the actual plot line is not very deep.
Captain America gathers the Avengers to stop this atrocity! After battling it out with Spider-Man, the Avengers have him captured and questioned. At this, Spider-Man explains how he has been tracking a virus that has been jumping from hero to hero all day. Spider-Man's words soon prove to be true when Hyperion, a powerful bloke from another Universe, reveals himself to be infected with the virus ( not very clever)
The Avengers then begin an all out attack on Hyperion. Spider-Man explains how he had a weapon designed to destroy the virus.
Ms Marvel, Hulk, and Thor take turns at Hyperion, eventually bringing him down, giving Spider-Man enough time to blast Hyperion with his special gun. The virus leaves Hyperion and he returns to his normal mental state.
Apart from the art, this was a horribly boring issue. There was no real team up in this issue. Spider-Man pretty much ran the whole show by himself, or could have if the Avengers had not interfered.
This issue highlights three important points:
1) The Avengers now trust Spider-Man, despite his maniac ways
2) The Superior Spider-Man is building his own team, with his captured former Sinister Six friends ( shown in the last few panels)
3) Jackal was behind the virus, and will be coming to get Spider-Man in the next issue.
Having said that this was a rather boring, issue, I will highlight a little more on the fantastic art. Spider-Man's new suit is drawn very nicely here, much better than I have seen in Superior Spider-Man. It has some similarity to Ben Reilly's Spider-Man suit, with a darker feel, yet maintaining the same Spider-Man theme.
The only thing I didn't quite like about the art is that it carried some slight Anime/ Manga feel as can be seen below.