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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36: Bathrooms, Hot Cousins & Clones

G-Man reviews the latest Spider-Man Annual.

There's a lot going on in this Spider-Man annual.  Not only do we see the bickering in the soon-to-be-related J. Jonah Jameson and Peter Parker, we also see Peter (?) attacking a poor dude in a fire, meet Peter's hot cousins, see Peter in the bathroom and have talk about Ben Reilly (the Scarlet Spider).  Oh, and there's mention of Megan Fox as well...

 

Do you think we'll see the return of the Clone Saga?  Could we possibly see the return of Ben Reilly or is Marvel just toying us again?  Will we see the return of Peter's cousins?  Will Peter and Jonah be like brothers?
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Posted by shugtastic

Her name is "May Reilly Parker" not "Mary Reilly Parker"  :)

Edited by Tyler Starke

haha I knew you were going to mention that megan fox bit in the book, I'm glad someone else liked the clone series, but then again those were some of the first comics I ever bought as a kid, so maybe I'm a little partial to it for nostaglia sake, I'm thinking ben will return as a villian, who knows, I hope we get another huge clone related bombshell in ASM 600

Posted by RalfvdH

maybe its...Spider-cide!!!! ..

Remember that one?

Posted by G-Man
@RalfvdH said:
" maybe its...Spider-cide!!!! ..Remember that one? "
I try not to...
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Posted by RedK

hope that ben reilly returns after all he did invent impact webbing

Posted by G-Man

That's what I like to hear, positive thoughts.  Scarlet Spider had so much potential.  Even back then they were complaining about Peter being married.  Ben would've solved all those problems.  You could've had a "Peter" with all the girl problems.  Send him to another city or the West Coast.  Then they wouldn't have had to do One More Day.

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Posted by damswedon

the problem with me knowing the background music is thoughout the vid i heard "evil knievel in the year 2084"

on topic id love to have ben back in fact id restart picking up spiderman comics if he did.

Posted by The_Martian

The banter between Jonah and Peter is classic. Oh and so is the hot cousins :P

Posted by Decept-O

Sorry, G-Man, but it seems like Marvel hasn't treated the Spider-Man canon with any respect whatsoever.  I am so disappointed with all the weird and pointless things that have happened to Spidey, just like the X-Men.   

Having said that, and not really keen about  Ben Reilly it WOULD be interesting if Osborn somehow kept the actual clone in a meat locker and released him to become part of the Dark Avengers--or to mess with Parker.  Still I can't get into Spider-Man much as I want to simply because of the reasons I stated.

Posted by G-Man

That was my first thought with his Dark Avengers when we saw the slimmer Venom.

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Posted by The_Martian
@G-Man said:
" That was my first thought with his Dark Avengers when we saw the slimmer Venom. "
I was hoping for Ben Reilly or Gabriel Stacy
Posted by Bruce Vain

Didn't really get into the Clone Saga storyline back in the 90's thought it was a lame idea that caused too much confusion for some people. But I did like the Scarlet Spider / Ben Reilly, even though I didn't like how they were trying to say he was the REAL Spidey and not Peter Parker.

Posted by Tradog

Cool I live in portland oregon! Nice video i'll defiantly check it out. now im going to watch bab's videos because, she is cute.

Posted by Nahero

thats funny

Posted by Venom=sickest

ugh.....

lol

Okay well it would be kind of cool if Norman somehow used him, as long as he dies at the end. I know that's mean but I don't want 7 Spider-Men jumping around causing weird continuity issues again, we already have VENOM who was in a way a "clone" of Spider-Man (he has his powers, and thensome).

I mostly just hate clones.

Posted by King Quisling

Loved this ish. Love the whole Brand New Day/ One More Day thing in fact. I know a lot of people refuse to even read it but they're just missing out. Some of the best Spidey stuff in years. 

Posted by danhimself

The Upcoming Clone Saga Mini is an out of continuity series, it's supposed to be the Clone Saga that was originally supposed to happen before it was dragged out for like 2 years of stories

I really like your idea of how they could bring back Ben Reilly, that would be pretty cool

I also liked the Clone Saga it was the very first Spider-man storyline that I ever read

Posted by Chris Boom!

Awesome. 

Edited by Paladinosaur
@G-Man said:
" That's what I like to hear, positive thoughts.  Scarlet Spider had so much potential.  Even back then they were complaining about Peter being married.  Ben would've solved all those problems.  You could've had a "Peter" with all the girl problems.  Send him to another city or the West Coast.  Then they wouldn't have had to do One More Day. "
I thought the same. That would be much better.
Posted by kendorrr

I'm glad someone pointed out "May" not "Mary" before i had to. Anyway, this doesn't mean Ben Reilly is coming back. Raptor only attacked Peter cuz he didn't know that Ben was actually dead. At least, I HOPE Ben doesn't come back. Not that I don't like him, i just think bringing him back now would be too much.

Posted by Meteorite

Ben is literally dust. He shouldn't return.

Posted by danhimself

Marvel has stated that Ben won't be returning and will only be seen in flashbacks

Posted by KJPPPimp

I'm hoping that ASM 600 might have another revelation since Doctor Octopus is making his return and he played such a big part in the Ultimate version of the storyline

Posted by G-Man

Alright I aplogize for saying Mary (having Mary Jane on the brain, I guess).  It was a long day doing the podcast, tweaking it and uploading it (not to mention getting the podcast page set up, etc), then there was the editing of the Dark X-Men video to get up, add more news, film this video and then edit it before leaving for home on Friday.  Also I was probably too excited over the idea of Ben Reilly coming back.

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Posted by Media_Master

Sounds like  an interesting issue

Posted by Giuseppe Riccadonna

I want Ben back. He was awesome!

Posted by G-Man
@Giuseppe Riccadonna said:
" I want Ben back. He was awesome! "
Yes he was.  I never understood why they got rid of him.  If it was just to backpedal on saying he was the TRUE Spider-Man, that's just lame.  It was Marvel's chance to have TWO Spider-Mans (or should I say Spider-MENs?).  They could've had Peter in New York and Ben in San Francisco or LA.  Have Peter be the married Spider-Man and Ben the single dude with girl trouble that the 'younger' readers could relate to.  It just bothered me that they created a whole cast of supporting characters for Ben and then we just never heard from them again.  A waste of them and of Ben.
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Posted by Grendel

I was big into the clone saga, too. But sins of the youth.



PS-
I still think Jonah's dad being alive is stupid.

Posted by Andferne
@G-Man said:
" @Giuseppe Riccadonna said:
" I want Ben back. He was awesome! "
Yes he was.  I never understood why they got rid of him.  If it was just to backpedal on saying he was the TRUE Spider-Man, that's just lame.  It was Marvel's chance to have TWO Spider-Mans (or should I say Spider-MENs?).  They could've had Peter in New York and Ben in San Francisco or LA.  Have Peter be the married Spider-Man and Ben the single dude with girl trouble that the 'younger' readers could relate to.  It just bothered me that they created a whole cast of supporting characters for Ben and then we just never heard from them again.  A waste of them and of Ben. "
Agreed 100%
Posted by crazywolf

Never thought I'd hear about Ben Reilly making an appearance in a comic ever again much less see Peter and J.J. be in-laws. Not a fan of the clone saga but I've learned anything can happen in comics. It does seem a bit over the top to bring back Ben.

Posted by Giuseppe Riccadonna
@G-Man said:
"@Giuseppe Riccadonna said:
" I want Ben back. He was awesome! "
Yes he was.  I never understood why they got rid of him.  If it was just to backpedal on saying he was the TRUE Spider-Man, that's just lame.  It was Marvel's chance to have TWO Spider-Mans (or should I say Spider-MENs?).  They could've had Peter in New York and Ben in San Francisco or LA.  Have Peter be the married Spider-Man and Ben the single dude with girl trouble that the 'younger' readers could relate to.  It just bothered me that they created a whole cast of supporting characters for Ben and then we just never heard from them again.  A waste of them and of Ben. "
Exactly.
Posted by Rich-Man

Question: will this so called clone story continue after the final issue of American Son?? (#599)


Posted by MoonKnightFan123

nice review

Posted by LP
@Decept-O said:
" Sorry, G-Man, but it seems like Marvel hasn't treated the Spider-Man canon with any respect whatsoever.  I am so disappointed with all the weird and pointless things that have happened to Spidey, just like the X-Men.    Having said that, and not really keen about  Ben Reilly it WOULD be interesting if Osborn somehow kept the actual clone in a meat locker and released him to become part of the Dark Avengers--or to mess with Parker.  Still I can't get into Spider-Man much as I want to simply because of the reasons I stated. "
I agree...
Posted by IanCoderre

the man who attacked the old man in that building is not peter or ben I am gonna say its spidercide. that is all.