I'm really happy about how great this first issue of Superior Foes is. The focus on this issue is on Spidey villain Boomerang, and is told from his perspective and with his narration. It's a great behind-the-scenes look at how D-listers like Boomerang have to make a living.
The character interaction between the D-list villains is great, and shows why they work together, and how they do it. They don't like each other, but they recognize their own shortcomings, and that they can't do it alone.
The tongue and cheek nature of this title is perfectly written by Nick Spencer, who gives a comedic yet sad voice to these characters. The eventual long-term success of a book like this will be reliant upon getting readers to connect with these characters, and when you're dealing with villains, that can be a difficult task. Without making the characters anti-heroes, writers must give readers a reason to cheer for characters they would otherwise not like, and the dark comedy vibe that Spencer is bringing to this book is the perfect way to do it.
I'm not sure if this title will always have Boomerang as a lead, or if the focus will shift from character to character, but either way, this first issue is a real winner, a definite must-buy for anyone who considers themselves a Spider-Man fan.