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CSC Episode 59: A (Ben Reilly) Lizard Tale

The latest episode of Clone Saga Chronicles begins the wrapping up the Complete Clone Saga Trades with the backup “flipbook” story from Planet of the Symbiotes that was published during that story that starred Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider (for the Main Story, see Episode 53). Then, they jump to Ben Reilly Epic Book 5 to discuss the 2 part finale of the Spectacular Spider-Man story that began in 235,  (Known as ‘Little Deaths’) covered in the August 1996 episode, Episode 57. Issue 236 is the final issue that Sal Bucemea drew as the penciler of Spectacular Spider-Man, a title he helped define. 189 of 236 had his pencils in it, and countless more had his inks. He was replaced by Luke Ross on 237 after Ross’ fill-in issue of Sensational a month prior to this one. Both issues are covered here, and Sal Buscema gets a lengthy tribute from Zach Joiner, Gerard Delatour II, and Donovan Morgan Grant. With this episode, this is the final two issues of Spectacular until we get to Revelations. Slowly but surely, we will begin to whittle down each title. Next time we will tackle Spider-Man: Redemption, followed by the Not-So Final Adventure.
Issues Covered in this Episode:
Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special Flip Book 1
Amazing Spider-Man Super Special Flip Book 1
Web of Spider-Man Super Special Flip Book 1
Spider-Man Super Special Flip Book 1
Venom Super Special Flip Book 1
Spectacular Spider-Man 236-237


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