Friday, October 6, 2017

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #8

After his brief encounter with Death and given yet another chance to redeem himself, Ben Reilly begins his road back to being a hero. This means attempting to make good on his promise to save young Abigail from her incurable illness and deal with the sudden appearance of the Hornet (yet another character who has made a recent return from the grave - something Ben knows quite a bit about) who creates havoc on the strip in order to draw out the Scarlet Spider.

There's plenty of action here with the fight between Scarlet Spider and the Hornet, and the unexpected appearance of another hero. As for Kaine, it looks like his role in the comic is done (at least for now) as he doesn't take the news of Ben's second chance all that well.

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.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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