Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #12

Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

•  Not one to miss a party, PRODIGY shows his face in Vegas and reunites with the rest of the Slingers!
•  But whose side will the reformed team fall on?
Rated T+

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 2, 2018

    Kaine's return makes me wonder how Ben's clone brother may play into his attempt at redemption. After the current conflict will Kaine disappear for another few issues, or will the title get a co-star as the two flawed copies of Peter Parker try to make good together? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 30, 2017

    Of all the non-Peter Parker Spider-Man comics that have come out since Spider-Verse, this is one of the most entertaining stories. Scarlet Spidey may have gotten off to a real rough start but hopefully this arc straightens out its trajectory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Aaron Anderson Jan 1, 2018

    Peter David continues his 90's web weaving in Las Vegas by elevating the danger levels, by adding a known psychopath!!...well...sometimes you have to burn a city to the ground before you can rebuild it. This issue moved a long swiftly and nostalgically sending me down another whimsical wikipedia whirlpool that sucked away hours of my life, and that is not counting the hours more I will spend reading the material in question on The App.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 11, 2018

    Peter David strikes gold by teaming up Ben and Kaine to tackle the Sketchy Slingers together. Will he recognize the glitter and incorporate more double-spider action in the future, or is this a fluke? The issue finishes on a "bam, surprise continuity porn villain" note. I dislike that trick in general and find this example to be particularly weak. Another promising point is Will Sliney trying a hand-crafted art style, for a change. His subtle portrayal of Dusk is excellent, but some of his other gambles turn out less successful. This feels like a turning point in both words and art; I think this title's about to get either *really* good or *really* bad.

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Dec 29, 2017

    This was an enjoyable issue. I liked Kaine's inclusion. I'm enjoying the story a lot.

  • 7.0
    iPodwithnomusic Feb 16, 2018

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

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