Warning! Amazing Spider-Man #24… Doesn't Have Much Amazing Spider-Man In It (SPOILERS)

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Today's Amazing Spider-Man #24 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Camuncoli is solicited thus:

A CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
• Spider-Man has been through hell…
• The Jackal has taken his best shot, but Spider-Man doesn't need to face him alone.
• Discover who is joining Spider-Man in his battle!

Well, the cover might tell you. But it's not so much "joining" Spider-Man as replacing Spider-Man. Because this is Spider-Man's scene in the comic book, out today.

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Which is basically a repeat of last week's Clone Conspiracy #5.

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Instead, as the cover suggests, it's Ben Reilly Jackal vs Miles Warren Jackal. And an attempt to set the moral ground for the Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider series launching in May. By trying to find some difference between the motivation of both villains.

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See, Ben Reilly was at least trying to do good. Before launching a worldwide zombie plague. Stomp, stomp, aaargh, there are some things mankind is not meant to know…

image-20aI'm afraid it is, Ben, yes. This issue at least…

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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