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: 2
4.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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• 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

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