The Amazing Spider-Man #10 titled “Superior Force,” is part two of “Spider-Verse,” and the main story continues from issue #9. Last issue left off with Miles Morales and Jessica Drew (of Earth-1610), being attacked by Verna and her hounds. Verna’s somewhat disappointed because Miles and Jessica don’t really put up a fight, but that’s because her hounds are vicious, and lucky for Miles and Jessica, help arrives at the nick of time. Assassin Spider-Man, Spider-Punk, and The Superior Spider-Man are the trio that come to the rescue. They want Miles and Jessica to suit up (“Spider-Up or Die”), and go with them, so they do.
As far as the rest of the story goes, this issue sets up a few new books that will be released soon. The Spider-Men break up into smaller teams to get things accomplished, and then in small captions the readers are told where the story continues from that panel. Two examples are the Spider-Clones going through a portal, and their story will resume in the new book “Scarlet Spiders #1,” and Spider-Woman, Spider-Man Noir, and Silk going through another portal, and this story will resume in the new series “Spider-Woman #1.”
Revelations are made in this issue, a clone of Daemos attacks the Spider-Men, and there is an important character casualty in this issue. There is mention of the three important Spiders, other than The Amazing Spider-Man, “The Scion, The Other, and The Bride,” so this story just became more interesting. Putting this story together, there are so many Spider-Men, so many already that I’m sure we haven’t seen them all yet, within the pages of this series. This is the negative part, there’s too much going on, too much dialog, sometimes it’s hard to determine which Spider-Man is speaking. Aside from the opening scenes with Miles, Jessica, Verna, and her hounds, and the Daemos clone fight…nothing really happens in this issue. It’s a great setup for future issues that are part of this story arc, and it’ll be interesting to read those titles, especially the new #1’s.
Overall, the story isn’t bad, but it’s not as great as the previous issue was. The artwork is nicely illustrated, and the colors bring it all together. I rate this issue a 4 out of 5 stars, again, not bad, but it’s not perfect. This is okay, the story is still worth reading and I recommend picking it up, especially for hardcore fans of the characters and the series. The Amazing Spider-Man #10 is written by Dan Slott, penciled by Olivier Coipel, inked by Wade Von Grawbadger, and colored by Justin Ponsor. This issue retails for $3.99, has 20 pages, and is available now in print and on digital formats.