Last issue ended with Fred Myers vomiting, because his new parole officer is Abner Jenkins, who now goes by Mach VII. The story starts off with the story of Silvio Manfredi, AKA Silvermane, an original gangster. A lot of different stories are being told about his head, which is said to be unattached to his body. Silvio's back story takes a few pages to be told, but once it's told, the scene shifts to a diner where Fred is sitting with Abner, and Fred is eating pancakes. Here, they talk about their past, where they were both in the Sinister Syndicate. Fred tells us about the time he was in the Thunderbolts too.
When Fred gets back to his hideout, the rest of his team wants him out. They think it's too much of a distraction having Mach VII hovering over Fred and being his parole officer. The team make their points to Fred, and he's out for good. Then, Fred goes to the bar, has some drinks, and then he calls Abner. Abner takes Fred to meet some of his friends at a church. Here, Fred enters "Super Villains Anonymous." He meets some super villains and hears their back stories too. There are some funny moments too, especially when he hugs the hippo. The story ends with Fred "coming clean" to Abner, and stabs his former team in the back, and has Abner send two super heroes after them on their current heist.
This series gets better with each issue, and the creative team has done no wrong yet. This series is being called "the sleeper hit of the year," and with good reason. I give this issue a four out of five stars, and that's because of the creative team. The ending, where Fred betrays his former team, that's something a true super villain would do, betray his former team for kicking him out. What a great series this is. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man is written by Nick Spencer, artwork by Steve Lieber, and colored by Rachelle Rosenberg. It has 32 color pages, retails for $2.99, and is available now at your local comic shops and digital formats.