Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #8

Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
6.4Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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• When a mysterious new Hornet armor appears in Vegas, THE SLINGERS roll into town to try and track it down!
•  But whoever's pulling the Hornet's strings would like to remain anonymous, triggering an all-out war...and Ben's caught in the middle!
Rated T+

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 28, 2017

    This is what it looks like when an event storyline completely upends a loosely affiliated series that just happens to share the same universe with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Russ McDonald Oct 4, 2017

    Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #8 begins a new era for the book. This issue is not overly consequential, but it is fun to see the book bring back some somewhat obscure nineties characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 6, 2017

    For now it looks like Ben's path is clear. Thankfully this should be a less jack-ass version of the character and (hopefully) one who is serious about his potential redemption. As for how long this new outlook will last, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Sep 27, 2017

    A disjointed plot and a less interesting Ben Reilly continue to drop this book from the brilliance of its opening story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    iPodwithnomusic Feb 14, 2018

    Art doesn't have the same personality as Bagley's work and story is decent but not great

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 7, 2018

    Peter David pulls the trigger and jumps his setting into the post-Secret-Empire "ruined Vegas" status quo. Coming along for the ride are some old faces in the form of the Slingers - wasn't some of them supposed to be dead? Well, we did just get a Significant Visit from Death herself last month … This issue delivers a nicely-sized piece of plot development and some decent characterization. After several issues of sterling performance, Will Sliney's art backslides a little. Poses get stiff and everything is looking sterile again. Tipping a few skyscrapers over in the computer-generated backgrounds does a poor job of suggesting that this is a post-apocalyptic Vegas.

  • 7.0
    Hamman798 Oct 5, 2017

  • 6.0
    golemgac Aug 15, 2018

  • 5.5
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

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