Previews: April 26th, 2017

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1
Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #17 (Black Cat?)

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Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1

STORY BY Peter David
ART BY Mark Bagley
COVER BY Mark BagleyGreg Land, Tom Lyle,
John Tyler Christopher & J. Scott Campbell

One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned — and the controversy has only BEGUN! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life…and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Come witness what will be the most talked about comic of the year!



Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #17
(Black Cat?)

STORY BY Kate Leth
ART BY Brittney L. Williams
COLORS BY Rachelle Rosenberg
LETTERS BY VC’s Clayton Cowles
COVER BY Brittney L. Williams


• How can Patsy be spending this much time with Jubilee and NOT go to the mall?

• Will they swing by the food court? Catch a movie? Have a fashion montage?

• Certainly no villains will be there. What would a villain possibly be doing at the mall??



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(5) Comments

  1. Jack

    Even in that brief preview, PAD Ben27 doesn't seem all murdery. Is this going to be another case where a better writer rehabilitates a character that Slott marred? Slott wrote Cindy Moon as an instantly-skilled sex-toy, but then the character was rehabbed. Slott ended CC by writing Ben as a murderous psychopath, so maybe the same thing will happen.

  2. Neil Bogenrieder

    Ghost Ben alone may very well salvage the series for me. I'll probably have one of my fellow Spider-Fans at my LCS take the plunge and let me know how it is before I shell out $4 to buy a comic that I'm not totally invested in buying.

  3. Mark Alford

    I don't think so. By the end of the Clone Conspiracy, I think Slott was pushing toward that it really was just cloning, but Ben was saying it was different out of delusions of greatness. I thought at first that we were supposed to buy in that it was not cloning but resurrecting, but everything that they gave us to think it would be something different was undone in the end. I want to pick up a Peter David book anytime I can, but I'm just not sure I want to plop down $4 for the character that left Clone Conspiracies. PAD has his work cut out for him. If he makes this work, he truly is a master.

  4. WolfCypher

    Werent we told by Dan Slott that what Ben was doing with by resurrecting people was "totally not cloning", yet the opening page of Scarlet Spider flat out says Ben's plan was just...cloning people? Dan Slott going to angrily rebuttal against his own publisher, telling them he's right and they're wrong before blocking them?

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