As you probably learned from the Dead No More storyline, Ben Reilly is back, and he’s donning the suit as the Scarlet Spider. Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Ben Reilly: The Scarlett Spider #1 that arrives in at the end of April.
It’s that time again where I sit down, play with some toys and let you know what I think. This review we’ll be checking out Scarlet Spider, Kraven, Misty Knight and Ghost Rider from the newest Marvel Legends wave of Spider-Man figures. Marvel Legends? It feels like I just did this. Any excuse to play with toys is good for me, so let’s get to it!
When one of your characters is very popular, you make more of him or her to raise that bottom line! For instance, DC has been adding Bat-books by the boatload recently, including Batman: Eternal, Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor and Gotham by Midnight. After all, if Batman sells, as the old potato chip commercial used to say, “We’ll make more!” Marvel’s doing something similar, but making it an event about their biggest-selling hero instead. It’s called “Spider-Verse,” and it begins this Wednesday.
What happens when you meet your greatest hero and he doesn’t turn out to be who you thought he was? Well, the Superior Spider-Panel set that question in motion for Flash Thompson, a.k.a. Venom, with the announcement of Darkest Hours, a four part story arc starting in Superior Spider-Man #22 and continuing through to Superior Spider-Man #25. For the cover to that, and some more Spider-News, take the jump.