Superior Spider-Man Team-Up
Cover to Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1
Art by Paolo Rivera
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJuly 2013 – April 2014
No. of issues12
Creative team
Written byChristopher Yost (#1–2, 5–8)
Robert Rodi (#3–4)
Kevin Shinick (#9–12)
Artist(s)David Lopez (#1)[1]
Marco Checchetto (#2, 5–12)
Mike Del Mundo (#3–4)[2]
Inker(s)Andy Owens
Letterer(s)Joe Caramagna
Colorist(s)Rachelle Rosenberg

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up was an ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics that debuted in July 2013. The series is written by Christopher Yost with artwork by a rotating team of artists including David Lopez, Paolo Rivera, and Marco Checchetto. A direct successor to Avenging Spider-Man and a spiritual successor to Marvel Team-Up, whose name it plays on, the series is an expansion of the Superior Spider-Man brand by Marvel Entertainment,[3] and is notable for featuring (in continuing the storyline of Avenging Spider-Man) the first appearance of the character concept of a (then-unnamed) giant spider who turned into a young girl before being taken in by the X-Men (who in January 2023 returns as Gwen Warren / Spider-Girl, the cloned daughter of Scott Summers and the Spider-Queen).[4]


Like Marvel Team-Up and Avenging Spider-Man before it, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up features a team-up format where Spider-Man is partnered with a different character each issue. It will continue plot threads started in Avenging Spider-Man and run in tandem with Dan Slott's main Superior Spider-Man title.[3]

Publication history

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up was announced in April 2013 as a part of Marvel's Superior brand expansion. Christopher Yost, writer of Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, said, "Well, in my heart when I say "Team-Up" for "Superior Spider-Man," I probably mean "Versus." In the latest "Avenging" issues, we've seen that he has a fairly contentious relationship with most of the heroes he's encountered. And with "Superior Spider-Man Team Up," that just gets bigger. I think in issue #1, he teams up with pretty much the entire Marvel Universe".

Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor-In-Chief, added "All I can say is, they had me at the title. I grew up loving "Marvel Team-Up." Bought every issue I could get my hands on. Every month Spider-Man would team up with someone new. There was even an issue where Iceman teamed up with the Human Torch. I was like, "What the—!?"...So it didn't take much for me to sign off on the series".[3]


Issue Guest character(s) Villain(s)
or Threat
Writer Artist Release date Notes
1 Avengers Carrion Chris Yost David Lopez July 24, 2013 On the final page it is revealed that the Jackal and Carrion are working together.[5]
2 Scarlet Spider Jackal Pat Olliffe August 14, 2013 Crossover with Scarlet Spider.[6]
3 Mighty Avengers Builders, Fulmina Robert Rodi Mike del Mundo September 25, 2013 Tie-in with Infinity event.
4 October 9, 2013
5 Superior Six, Sun Girl Wrecking Crew Chris Yost Marco Checchetto October 23, 2013
6 Wrecking Crew, Masters of Evil November 20, 2013
7 Sun Girl, Lightmaster Superior Six December 4, 2013
8 Namor Robots of Hatut Zeraze Will Sliney December 18, 2013
9 Punisher, Daredevil Spider-Minions, Green Goblin Kevin Shinick Marco Checchetto January 22, 2014 Prelude to the Goblin Nation storyline in Superior Spider-Man
10 February 19, 2014
11 Spider-Man 2099 Green Goblin Marco Checchetto & Ron Frenz March 26, 2014 Tie-in with the Goblin Nation storyline in Superior Spider-Man
12 Doctor Octopus April 23, 2014

Collected editions

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Vol. 1 - Versus Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1–4, Scarlet Spider (vol. 2) #20 March 11, 2014 978-0785187912
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Vol. 2 - Superior Six Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5–12 July 8, 2014 978-0785189794
Superior Spider-Man Companion Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1-12 and Scarlet Spider (vol. 2) #20, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, 16-22, Daredevil (vol. 3) #22, Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man January 3, 2019 978-1302915438


  1. ^ Armitage, Hugh (6 April 2013). "'Superior Spider-Man Team-Up' announced". Digital Spy. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (10 October 2013). "Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #4 Review". IGN. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Alonso, Axel (5 April 2013). "AXEL-IN-CHARGE: Chris Yost Unveils "Superior Spider-Man Team-Up"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. ^ Schlesinger, Alex (17 June 2023). "Cyclops' New Daughter Finally Joins the X-Men". Screen Rant. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  5. ^ Ostrowski, Vince (25 July 2013). "Review: Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1". Multiversity Comics. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  6. ^ CBR Staff (16 August 2013). "Comic Book Reviews: Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #2". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 16 August 2013.