Why did people like him?

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#1 Posted by ComicStooge (21707 posts) - - Show Bio

I know Ben Reilly was literally a clone of Peter Parker, but from what I read of the character, he literally seemed like a carbon copy of Peter with better webshooters.

Is that the case or am I missing something?

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#2 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1701 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, it's generally accepted that the Clone Saga was a ridiculous era for Spider-man stories, nevertheless, spidey-fans, me included became attached to these characters like Ben Reilly and Kaine. I can't properly explain it, cause I used to dislike what I was reading back then, all these stories who's the real deal etc etc. Let's just say that from something bad, something really, really good came up. Some times the things that were happening were kind of interesting (to be completely honest). Weird thing...

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#3 Posted by Prospero_Locke (658 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicstooge: I know this is an older question, but I think a reason a lot of people like Ben Reilly is due to the fact that he was around for a long enough time to make an impact on the reader, but not long enough to get butchered or watered down by a writer as a character. He was fresh in a way that comics these days mostly lack

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