Comics : Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #222

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This story is part of an Arc: "Players And Pawns"
     Part 1 / Part 2

This review was first published on: 2005.

Background...

This follows straight on from Spider-Man 56.

In Detail...

"False Truths"
Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #222
Mar 1995 : SMURF 399.700 : SM Title
Summary: First Spidercide (Peter clone)
Arc: Part 1 of "Players And Pawns"
Editor:  Mark Powers
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
Pencils:  Sal Buscema
Inker:  Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover Art:  Sal Buscema
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Articles: Ben Reilly, Flash Thompson, The Jackal, Jameson, J. Jonah, Kaine, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Robertson, Joe "Robbie", Spidercide (1st), Spidercide

Kaine is hunting through the rubble of The Jackal's lair after Peter and Ben have left. He sees the pod with 'Peter Parker' in it and wants to know for himself who the original Peter is (don't we all?). Kaine copies a computer disk but is attacked by the Jackal. While they battle, the third Peter slips away before Scrier turns up and faces off with Jackal.

MJ is at the doctor's and he tells her there may be an anomaly with her pregnancy. At the Bugle, Jonah corners Pete and tells him a detective has been asking some awkward questions about Peter - and someone called Ben Reilly.

At the police precinct, Detective Raven says he will be getting a warrant within the hour.

As Peter is walking, Kaine drops in and gives him files he says will prove that Peter is the real, erm, Peter. Elsewhere, Ben has been watching Flash coach some basketball from the shadows. Jackal bursts in with some weird komodo dragon-cross breed thing. Ben gets to work as the Scarlet Spidey while the other Spidey confronts Kaine and the other Peter hitches a lift in upstate New York.

In General...

The build-up here isn't too bad, I suppose, but there's just a few too many characters to be keeping track of. It's not so bad if you actually know who they are but Kaine, Scrier and the various Bens are just too much for this to make any degree of sense on its own.

Overall Rating...

Let see what comes.