MAFEX No. 143 Spider-Man Ben Reilly Review

Ben Reilly is getting a lot of love lately in the comics so it’s fitting that Medicom, under their Mafex toy line, join in, creating one of their best Spideys to date! Similar to his “brother” Peter, Ben comes in a red-framed window box, allowing you to see all the included accessories. I love the Marvel character box in the upper left corner, giving it that comic book feel. As with Peter (Mafex 75), Ben…

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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #63

“Ha ha. No.“ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #63 April 7, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Federico Vicentini Recap Norman Osborn is monologuing to the ice-cubed Kindred about how sorry he is (even though no one else had long-term changes coming from the Sin Eater thing). It pulls back to reveal that Kingpin is watching this scene and inviting Baron Mordo to work magic on KIndred. (Has Mordo ever succeeded at any magical task?…

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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #61

“[I]t’s obviously a trap.” Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #61 March 10, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Patrick Gleason Recap So we start with a close up on <strike>the Joker’s</strike> Kindred’s black-blood stained mouth. And then we get a splash page of Spider-Man disrupting a Shocker/Speed Demon/Hydro Man robbery with a promise that the book won’t be so gritty for the next arc or so. We cut to a meeting between Kingpin and gang…

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #54

“Is it really to make Peter apologize for Brand New Day?”” Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #54 December 9, 2020 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Mark Bagley Recap  Harry, still looking like Norman, says he has to stop Spider-Man.  Spider-Man, realizing his new deadly enemy is just Harry in a new costume, starts fighting back with a series of unanswered punches and kicks.  As Peter fights, he gives a speech about how he will always…

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REVIEW: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #59

“Martin Li Hangs Out Inside.“ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 5 #59 February 10, 2021 Written by: Nick Spencer Art by: Marcelo Ferreira Recap Martin Li explains to Aunt May that he killed the real Martin Li, and he is just Armin Tamzarian when he’s not Mister Negative. Norman tells Liz that she can see Harry, who looks bad. Then we get an intercut montage of three scenes: (1) Li and May trying to escape through the…

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