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Spider-Man and His Foes Get Superior Treatment From Marvel Legends [Review]

Spider-Man Marvel Legends Absorbing Man Series

Hasbro's settled into a nice rotation with its Marvel Legends line. By alternating Avengers and Spider-Man series with whatever movie is hot at the moment, there's a seemingly constant stream of new and returning characters to continue building up the fan-favorite toy roster. While that means there have been a number of repeats since adopting this format a few years back, it also means the prospects for characters that once would have been a pipe dream for an action figure finally have a chance.

That's what the new Absorbing Man series brings for the first Spider-Man Marvel Legends wave of 2016. Sure we've gotten Ben Reilly Spider-Man figures, Venom figures and Morbius figures in the past, but when is the last time you got a Silvermane toy, let alone a Speed Demon. Of course Spider-Gwen is the new hotness, and her inclusion makes the most sense, but it's fantastic diversity of this Spider-Man Legends wave that makes it a true standout.

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Scarlet Spider Regains Some Honor in New ‘Shattered Dimensions’ Clip [Video]

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Contrarians and irony-lovers aside, ask any Spider-Man fan their thoughts on the Scarlet Spider -- the unofficial poster boy of arguably one of the worst storyarcs in Spider-Man continuity, "The Clone Saga" -- and chances are you'll be covered in venom spit ("Venom Spit" is ™ and © Alan Moore). However, ...

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Spider-Man’s ‘Clone Saga’ Is The Old Black and The New Neon

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By now most Marvelites have already heard the news: Spider-Man's secret shame is about to rear his cloney head – again.

Yes, "Spider-Man: The Clone Saga" hits stores this September. Marvel solicitation info describes it as a kind of sequel to the ridiculously complicated original clone saga of the mid '90s, which saw Peter Parker temporarily replaced by his (possible) clone Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider.

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