Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #3

Writer: Peter David Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

• BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - Ben's back in his classic threads!
•  We hope it'll make a difference, because the Scarlet Spider's at odds with a deeply connected crime lord and her impervious consigliere.
•  And will Kaine finally catch up to his clone-brother?!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 14, 2017

    Whether you believe Marvel or not that it was always the plan to revert Ben Reilly to his classic threads, Peter David manages to get the character back into his old costume in one of the most brilliant ways imaginable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 19, 2017

    Although theissue ultimately reaches a very 'fan service-y' conclusion, with not muchhappening that adds to the overall narrative of the story moving forward, Davidand his art team of Bagley and company do a great job sucking the reader intoan intriguing world I keep wanting to revisit.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Russ McDonald Jun 21, 2017

    Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #3 returns its main character to his signature costume, ribbing its audience a bit along the way. Not much plot progression actually happens, but there is fun to be had, along with some great art by Mark Bagley. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 18, 2017

    This issue serves as a good example of how a good comic can be struck down by one misguided sequence, character moment or conversation, leaving a bad taste in your mouth for the entire issue. Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #3 is impeccably drawn, featuring some potentially great moments, but is brought low by a writer tirade that makes me not want to come back for more of the good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 21, 2017

    Like the previous two issues, Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #3 is a mixed bag. Reilly is still a wholly unlikable character and his antics (even the somewhat heroic ones) are self-serving. However, the comic does provide some fun moments such as our hero robbing the street heroes he saved in order to get himself a proper costume. Back in the red suit and hoodie, at least Ben is starting to look more the part. Now the question is how long do we have to wait before we see the original and current Scarlet Spiders square off? Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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