Comics : Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #414

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This review was first published on: 2004.

Background...

Recently, Ben "Spider-Man" Reilly's boss' ex-husband, Garon Lewis, returned to town. Like most new Marvel characters, he remains mysterious and his past is largely unknown. Also, after the fall of the Kingpin a while back, various minor crimelords are battling to monopolize the criminal world.

In Detail...

"Deadly Is Delilah!"
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #414
Aug 1996 : SMURF 414.500 : SM Title
Summary: First Delilah
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Larry Mahlstedt
Cover Art:  Mark Bagley
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Articles: Ben Reilly, Delilah, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Rose III (Jacob Conover), Robertson, Joe "Robbie"

Singer and professional hit-woman Delilah debuts in this book. She nonchalantly murders three men in the first three pages, and later leads Detective (!!) Lewis and Spidey through a chase in the NYC sewers.

This comic was brought to us by Tom DeFalco, Mark Bagley and Larry Mahlstedt.

In General...

Boy, oh, boy. I really didn't need this book. I mean, we still want to know what's happening with the Spider-skeleton, Gaunt and his boss (I think they're Adrian Toomes and Harry Osborn, respectively), the Great Game, Judas Traveller and, most of all, the final resolution to the Clone Saga. Now they give us some new assassin and crimelord wars? I'd rather finish one story before I start another (or 5 or 6 others), personally.

Even the art seems to be less than I've come to expect from Bagley and Mahlstedt. It seems to be more sketchy, and quite rushed.

Overall Rating...

All in all, I was very disappointed with this book. I'll give it two webs, just because I'm a nice guy.