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Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #75... going to be like October 1994 all over again w/spoilers
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 at 04:49:18 am EDT (Viewed 153 times)
Reply Subj: Amazing Spider-Man #75... going to be like October 1994 all over again w/spoilers
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 at 03:48:34 pm EDT (Viewed 259 times)

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Not sure if this is a big spoiler but Ben Reilly is taking over as Spider-Man starting with issue 75 and the title is going back to a 3 times a month schedule.

The new writers on the title are Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Patrick Gleason and Zeb Wells.

The speculation is that Peter Parker is "dead" at the end of Spencer's run.

Oh well... I enjoyed the original 90's story until it just started to feel like that it was never going to end due to editorial wanting to drag it out. Not that excited for the 3 times a month schedule again. I barely remember most of the stories during the initial Brand New Day and took me sometime to get into the Big Time era.

See how it goes.

The Disgruntled Greek

As perhaps the biggest Spider-Ben fan out there I have to say I am stoked for Ben becoming the Sensational Spider-Man again (although that off centre chest spider sucks). I think Peter being dead would just annoy everyone who has seen him die before and also annoy the same people (like me) who hated Superior just because Peter was wiped from existence to bring us Otto's wonderful version of Spidey.

If they are going to do these stories we need Peter to be indisposed but not dead, depowered, wiped etc. We KNOW Peter will be back. Peter will be Spider-Man and is the default. We already know Ben won't be able to succeed where Peter failed, Ben is the same as Peter - just more raw and interesting. I actually like his more up and down moods and even more rampant wit more but that's just me.

What worries me is they are selling this like the Iron Man 2020 event and that was not very good at all. Also it sets Ben up to fail. The creators are saying what sold them on the story was to see if Ben can step up and outdo Peter. Oh Hubris right? Just like what has been already done with Otto, and Ben isn't a hubristic character - apart from when he was recently badly characterised in the train wreck of the last Scarlet Spider series. I forsee Ben going down hard and potentially multiple Spider-men trying to take over for Peter before he eventually returs. And I DON'T want Ben dead again etc. I HATE that.

Give me:
1. Jimmmy 6 back.
2. Desiree Winthrop finding out Ben is alive. Desiree is funny enough, haughty enough, and cute enough to make a great cast member. She is also pretty smart if I remember right.
3. Closure on the Elizabeth Tyne storyline, maybe Ben finding out he is a dad. A great twist on the idea that Ben is a Peter without ties, basically upending that misunderstanding of the character.
4. Bring back someone with DK's powers, continue that story.
5. Team Lady Ock with Ben against Doc Ock (I want Ock back as Edgar Tolliver again and heroic but I doubt we will get that.) Tie Lady Ock into the DK storyline, make her motivations unclear - but hopefully don't pull a Boomerang.
6. Bring back baby May.
7. Get Ben to meet Aunt May.
8. Don't keep dumping on Kaine. Bring him into the story that doesn't make him a doormat.

A lot of things I'd like to see along the way with this one. I bet you good money I won't get any of it. \:\(

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