Stealing Spider-Man In So Many Ways Right Now (Spoilers)

Today's Death Of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1 sees Ben Reilly's Spider-Man have a little chat with Felicia Hardy, after he takes over Peter Parker's role in the Marvel Universe – such as dealing with mystical spider-summons form the dead departed Doctor Strange. And she accuses him of theft. And we have seen that the Beyond Corporation have lawyers to make it a very legal theft,

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While over in his own book, Amazing Spider-Man #80, and hopped up on hallucinogenic poisons, Ben Reilly Spider-Man is having to deal with other aspects of the company's operations. As well as running their own Spider-Man, and dealing with vampire research, they also have a handy dandy hangover cure.

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Which suddenly puts another more positive spin on the Beyond Corporation especially, you know, if they actually make it available, rather than just pile up the pills in a giant vat and roll around naked in them, cackling. Because it seems while that have corporatised Ben Reilly, Miles Morales is another thing.

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Beware the creature of the dark they have lawyers. You know, Given that Marvel Comics is currently actively defending a claim of copyright reversal from the estate of Steve Ditko over Spider-Man, this does seem a particularly peculiar plot to be pursuing right now. What will Felicia Hardy think of all this?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Cody Ziglar (A) Mike Dowling (CA) Arthur Adams
• Kraven's trap is sprung, and Spider-Man is sent into a hallucinatory spiral that will test his sanity like never before.
•  For Spider-Man to get through this, he's going to have to do the impossible. That's Spidey's M.O., but is Ben Reilly up to it?
RATED T+In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $3.99

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE SPIDER MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jed MacKay (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Greg Land
• This ain't Ben Reilly's first rodeo as Spider-Man, but he's never had to deal with the death of the Sorcerer Supreme and what it does to New York City.
•  Part of Strange's will and testament was to ask Spidey to deal with particular problems… Is BEN up to it?
•  Black Cat isn't a big Ben fan, so is she riding shotgun because she owes Strange to keep an eye on Ben, or to sabotage Ben?!
RATED T+In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $4.99

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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