Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #9

Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

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• There's a new Hornet in the skies over Las Vegas, but his identity remains a mystery! Who's pulling his strings, and what's their connection to the Scarlet Spider?
•  And will anyone from his past have anything to say about it?
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Oct 26, 2017

    . I'm still not sure that we really need a Scarlet Spider book, but it's been much more entertaining series within the last few issues. Maybe that's all the justification that it needs. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Rob Ferreri Oct 31, 2017

    Marvel Legacy has done well by Ben Reilly so far and it looks positive for the Slingers too if this issue's team up with Ricochet is any indication. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 31, 2017

    Subplots in this issue lay the groundwork for future trouble for our hero involving Cassandra making some deductions about Reilly and the arrival of a new player in town capable of creeping the fuck out of cab drivers (and possibly others). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    iPodwithnomusic Feb 14, 2018

    This story arc is doing little to maintain my interest. I really hope Kaine returns soon, he is my favourite part of this series so far.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 7, 2018

    Ricochet appoints himself as Ben's heroic team-up buddy and they pursue the Hornet. There's a decent plot unfolding along with a little mystery foreshadowing and some low-grade comic relief. The art is leaving me cold again, and when it comes to settings, the visuals combine with the script to paint a fundamentally unbelievable portrait of a "sorta devastated but not really" Vegas that's less satisfying than just pretending the Secret Empire bombing didn't happen. Plus, Will Sliney draws about a thousand portraits of Ben and Ricochet lunging about in spread-legged jackknife splits - it happens often enough to qualify as a running gag, but it's not funny. These are nits I would not be picking at if the main story did a better job of engaging more

  • 5.5
    JoseAmor Oct 26, 2017

    David's dialogue in these last two issues is seriously atrocious. I'm not sure if he's just phoning it in but why is Ben suddenly using British slang? It's just so stilted that it prevents me from enjoying the story, which is actually starting to get interesting with Ricochet's addition to the mix. Bagley's art is great as always, but not enough to make up for the poor writing.

  • 5.0
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

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