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Zarius


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Rather than focus on the 'back of beyond' (I see someone has already done that), I thought I'd instead draw attention to the cliffhanger we leave Peter Parker on at the conclusion of this volume

Peter is recovering from the recent ignition of a new sibling rivalry as his clone Ben Reilly, left a chasm of a man, pummelled him after being denied a chance to recover his memories. Mary Jane is at his side as always to help him recover. As he finishes up some exercise routine at her apartment, he prepares to leave, only for MJ to stop him, she offers him a place to stay...not just for this evening, but for all time. The time has come to spend the rest of their lives together!

Peter accepts, but as he does so a mystery being made of light arrives at the apartment, Peter asks who they are. They say a path of blood has led them to his door and he must come with them.


My thoughts

Some shaky Bagely art aside, this is a nice scene that helps to set the stage for the mysteries to come for Peter. We know going into the relaunch that Peter has done something heinous that has cost him the trust and respect of everyone he loves, but this sequence hints that he could have now been shown the consequences of his choices...so what compels him to still make them?

As for Mary Jane, it is a rare credit to see her take agency and be the one to request Peter become her live-in partner once again, as we are usually expectant of Peter to try to pitch that himself and fail. It fulfils the promise somewhat of the first 74 or so issues of the run under Spencer to put the two of them in the best possible place...but sadly, knowing what's to come in the relaunch, this cliffhanger shows there can be gold ring at the end of the bright rainbow just yet for comics greatest couple.

What say you? Any thoughts on where Peter is headding?


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