Official Fans of Reilly Thread

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  1. spidey-dude

    spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    i think you guys are leaving out the 3 most important
    1: he dosn't hit his wife
    2: he dosn't have an annoying wife
    3: he had a utility belt.....LIKE BATMAN
     
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  2. Citizen_Kaine

    Citizen_Kaine Well-Known Member

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    Top Ten Reasons: Why I like Ben better

    10. Cooler Costumes
    9. Better Gadjects
    8. External Webshooters
    7. A lady for every hair color
    6. No annoying wife
    5. No inadvertantly throwing annoying wife into a wall
    4. Big Fat Mafia Roomate
    3. Optomistic attitude: Liked what he did, realized than when he succeded people lived, unlike Pete who's motto was when he failed people died
    2. Fake blonde Hair :up:
    1. Balls o' steel (Whooped Venom's ass when Peter would've pissed his pants, jumped in front of a glider for a clone, when we all know Pete wouldn't have
     
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  3. Citizen_Kaine

    Citizen_Kaine Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait :up: :up:
     
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  4. roach

    roach I am the night

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    anyone notice that in the first 10 issues of Marvel Knights : Spider-man, Ben Reilly was mentioned twice, and the "clones" were mentioned once?


    Makes one think....
     
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  6. roach

    roach I am the night

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    from the Tom Defalco interview....

    Andrew: Where do you think the storyline fell short, if you think so at all?

    Tom: I think editorial eventually lost control of the story, and the marketing department took charge. Instead of moving along at a brisk pace, the story was stretched farther and farther out. At one point, I was asked to plot a two-part story. After I pitched the story and it was accepted, I was informed that it would be stretched out over four issues instead of two. I was later told that marketing wanted to stretch it over eight issues. I argued and argued, and they agreed to keep it to four...if I could pitch another four-issue arc by the following morning. Let's just say, I did the best I could with the time I had.
     
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  7. Rez

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    Why do I prefer Ben? It rests on 3 reasons.

    1) Cooler Costumes. With the exception of the Black Costume and Peter's one time quick change into the below outfit, I prefer every costume Reilly has worn to the many different renditions Parker has had. [​IMG]

    The ironic thing about this costume is that it appeared during Ben's time in the Spider books, and the design looks more like something he would put together than Peter.

    2) His Attitude. He has this cool swagger about him that rests around the Rebel Without A Cause feel. He was more positive about things in general, despite his situation. He seemed back then, and still seems to me now, an overall better written charecter than Peter has been.

    3) His mystery. I've always been one to enjoy the supporting charecter more than the main charecter. To give you all an example I know you'll understand, my favourite charecter in the Spiderman movies is Harry. My favourite charecter in Empire Strikes Back is Lando. I love the supporting charecters. And since Ben was killed and his time permanantly limited in the Spiderman mythology, that's what I view him as. A supporting charecter. And he has so much of his life that we don't know about. Sure, He's a clone. We have the Lost Years and Redemption. But there is a part of him we'll never see. We'll never see where he could be today, and we'll probably never see where he was. And it's that potential that sits there, those awesome scenarios I play out in my head, that keep him vibrant and alive and ahead of Peter in every way.
     
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  8. thegame_45

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    Ben brought me back into reading comics after a five year lay off.

    I loved the costume, the storyline behind him being the real spidey, just a fresh new concept.
     
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  9. spidey-dude

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    thought id post this seeing as everyone loves the costume
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Citizen_Kaine

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    Sorry to steal your thunder spidey dude

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Scarlet-Spider1

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    Nice cover.....

    Nice to see Female Scarlet Spider again :D
     
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  12. LarryLegend

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    Story looks good. Dayum its sad when Spider-Girl looks better than all the Spider-Man books.
     
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  13. SpideyInATree

    SpideyInATree Never Go Full Retard

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    Why is that such a sad thing? Spider-Girl is an awesome book period. Plus it helps that Tom Defalco has been the man behind the curtain. :up:
     
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  14. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Yes it does. Spider-Girl is everythin' Spidey was an' has never been since.
     
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  15. Citizen_Kaine

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    Yeah Defalco should be given another book, Friggen BMB has about 12
     
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  16. stillanerd

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    What I actually liked about Ben Reilly was that, even though he was a clone, he was what Peter SHOULD HAVE been if the writers had decided to write him in character. The fact that he created impact webbing, brought down Venom, and actually had to make ends meat among other things left me wondering "Now THIS is Peter Parker. Why didn't the writers make the Real Spider-Man like this (and yes, I did have a feeling Peter was the real Spider-Man, although there were times I was convinced otherwise.) Also, while I didn't care for the "Scarlet Spider" name, the costume was decent. And while I didn't really like the idea of Ben Reilly becoming Spider-Man, that costume was cool too.
     
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  17. venomous

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    Hey guys, the avatar spidey-dude has, was that an actual cartoon episode? If it was I totally missed it and can you guys point out the episode # or name? Thanks in advance!
     
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  18. stillanerd

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    I believe that its from the second to last episode of the Spider-Man Animated series' fifth season. It was titled "Spider-Wars, Part 1: I Really, Really Hate Clones." Hope that's right. You can still catch reruns of this and other episodes from the series on Toon Disney or ABC Family channel.
     
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  19. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    I have the original cell from this scene I believe

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. venomous

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    Thanks guys!
     
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  22. spidey-dude

    spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    yeah it was a 2parter, the last two eps!!!
     
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  23. SpideyInATree

    SpideyInATree Never Go Full Retard

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    Man, that shows how far out of the Spidey loop I was back then. I had no idea that Scarlet Spider was in the Animated Series. :eek:

    I'm so ashamed. :(
     
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  24. Citizen_Kaine

    Citizen_Kaine Well-Known Member

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    Don't feel bad, it was only two episodes, about 9 years ago, at 7 something on a Saturday morning.
     
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  25. WOLVERINE25TH

    WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    Wasn't it on like around 10-ish? I know X-Men was at 11...
     
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