Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #18

Writer: Peter David Artist: Andre Araujo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
4.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• MYSTERIO swore to Ben Reilly that he was on the straight and narrow, and Quentin Beck thought he was retired...until his DAUGHTER blew into town.
•  And the SCARLET SPIDER is the only one who can get between "MYSTERIA" and her big score.
•  It's not money she's after...but a strange and powerful artifact.
•  Let's just say that Mysteria really puts the "magic" in magician!
Rated T+

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer May 16, 2018

    This is probably the first time that Scarlet Spider has really felt like a Spider-Man book, albeit one with two knock-off Spider-Men and a villain who's the midriff-baring progeny of one of Spider-Man's classic villains. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 23, 2018

    I'm also not wild about the art by Andr Lima Arajo which is a vastly different look from early issues in the comic. While I think the more muted palate as softer framing might work well for some comics, it wouldn't be my first (or even seventh) choice for Scarlet Spider. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters May 30, 2018

    As an opening chapter to a story, this isnt a bad one. It sets up the tale well, but when read as an indvidual issue rather than the first chapter of a trade, it falls short. Honestly, the story feels padded out to just hit the 20 pages it needs. However, it must be said the cliffhanger is certainly enough to make a lot of people come back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2018

    There are a lot of plot-related moving parts welded to art that doesn't feel quite up to the task, not to mention TWO different Scarlet Spiders in play. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez May 18, 2018

    Agree with blurb of - Christian Hoffer. But his rating is too low 'cuz this average Spider-tale was not bad and better than other books, out this week, if the equally average art was not better.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 3, 2018

    The foreshadowing about Mysterio retiring in Vegas pays off as his daughter makes a supervillain-y debut with a nice magic angle. Both Spiders are roped into investigating her, with Dusk along for the ride. I like this issue's status quo - both Ben and Kaine are trying to push individual plots forward before Mysteria grabs their attention - but sweeping Damnation so thoroughly under the rug feels wrong. So does this issue's pace. Every scene goes on a page longer than it really needs to, suggesting the story as a whole came up short. I love the art, big break though it is from the title's established style. The final pages suggest the visuals are only going to get wilder as the story turns truly supernatural.

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim May 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

  • 6.0
    iPodwithnomusic Oct 13, 2018

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