Ultimate Spider-Man 101 (December 2006)

302514Thank goodness Hennessy takes over as the only inker. He does a good job with it. Not sure what was going on when he was splitting the duties with Dell.

There’s a lot of implications this issue. The Fantastic Four comes in to save Peter from Fury, who’s been planning on killing him (and his clones) for a while now. Thus, one can guess Fury’s known about the clones for a while.

It’s unclear what’s going on with Mary Jane, Richard Parker and Gwen Stacy. But Carnage apparently infected Gwen or vice versa. Not much of it matters because Bendis is able to sell the issue on anger. Peter’s anger, the Fantastic Four’s anger. Maybe a little on Fury’s regret.

It reads way too fast, of course. Bendis is cashing in a lot of long term hints and so on and it sort of begins to pay off.

Well, maybe.


Clone Saga, Part Five; writer, Brian Michael Bendis; penciller, Mark Bagley; inker, Drew Hennessy; colorist, Justin Ponsor; letterer, Cory Petit; editors, John Barber and Ralph Macchio; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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