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Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Vol. 2 by [Tom DeFalco, Dan Jurgens, Todd DeZago, Howard Mackie, Mark Bagley, Patrick Zircher, Sal Buscema, John Romita, Joe StPierre]

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01H0X8R2W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Marvel (November 9, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 9, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1754751 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 412 pages
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Tom DeFalco (born June 26, 1950) is an American comics writer and editor, well known for his association with Marvel Comics and in particular for his work with Spider-Man.

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2.0 out of 5 stars More chaff, less wheat, and then some
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 9, 2012
Completion, and Marvel's endeavours to capture completion in their ongoing series of mammoth volumes collecting the hardly cherished mid-1990s adventures of Spider-Man, is what is letting these books down. If, for example the House Of Ideas had lighted on the Idea that perhaps their game-changing Clone Saga storyline (which, thanks to its 2-year duration and general awfulness, remains a sore spot for many comics fans today) wasn't deserving of so exhaustive a reproduction, we might instead be treated to a series of books reprinting the highlights from that era, and don't let me be misunderstood, I'm not talking about the sort of highlights that must exist inasmuch as certain issues must, by default, be better than the others. No no, there were some honestly classic stories back then: the problem is that for every Web Of Death (collected in [[ASIN:0785143513 Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 2]], there's at least two Punisher: Family Plots (collected in this volume, alongside another typically wasteful selection of really bad tie-ins that no-one but the craziest Marvel zombie would wish to be reprinted).

Family Plot is a point of contention for me as it represents one of the lowest points of the Clone Saga not just on its own artistic merit (which at the hands of Tom Lyle and a rotating shift of some very poor fill-in artists with McFarlane delusions of grandeur is in negative figures) but as a symbol of Marvel's ongoing attempts to derail the whole shebang after they'd just managed to get things back on track by shipping Peter Parker and all his baggage off the book and shifting the focus squarely onto Ben Reilly's shoulders as he dealt with new love interests, returning villains and the ever-reliable poverty that made Spider-Man's life so compelling before he married a supermodel. All I could think while struggling through Family Plot (one of the ugliest Spider-Man miniseries I've ever read) was why it couldn't have been handled by the A-teams on the major books or maybe fobbed off into the less-regular Spider-Man Unlimited? Why was this story (which offers so little that I can't remember a thing about it other than thinking Tom Lyle was the luckiest guy in comics when he talked his way out of pencilling duties and into writing) so vital to the new Spider-Man mythos, so contributory to the development of Ben's new life, so well illustrated by close to ten people over two issues that it couldn't have waited and merited its own separate publication outside of the regular lines? Because Marvel was greedy. They knew the books'd sell so they flushed them onto the stands.

The crux of this rant is that if they had condensed the storyline for these collections we'd be a lot better off. The Venom: Along Came A Spider issues? Lose 'em. New Warriors #67? So long. Family Plot? Fuhgeddabouditt...

The issues of Amazing, Sensational, Spectacular and Adjectiveless Spider-Man featured in this book are great. They're perhaps not as superlative as their defining subtitles, but with Bagley, Romita Jr., Buscema and Jurgens on board you have a reliable visual identity for each and the writing creates a good sense of freshness now that all the 'will-he-won't-he' faffing about with has been dispensed. For future volumes of this series (which at 7 books in I feel obliged to see out) I'll be skipping everything but the core four and of course the Redemption and Final Adventure arcs which in hindsight may be just as arbitrary as the worst this book has to offer, but at least they weren't written by Tom freaking Lyle.
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