Characters Appearing: Alistair Smythe, Aura, Carrie Bradley, Doctor Octopus II, Jason Tso, Joe Wade, Looter, Master Programmer, Orlando Kannor, Overrider, Scarlet Spider, Seward Trainer
Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1
Issue(s): Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1
Doesn't look like a conclusion, but that's because, as the blurb says, this crossover just rolls right into the next one without stopping. It's crossovers all the way down for Spidey (Scarlet or otherwise) in the mid-90s.
As for what actually happens in this issue, i have no idea. I do know that poor old Steve Ditko's Looter has been upgraded beyond recognition with some high-tech nonsense...
...and he's been teamed up with new villains with names like "Overrider".
He fights Scarlet Spider, and i guess this isn't quite what i had in mind when i said that the one sort-of advantage of bringing the Looter back was that he was a character that had a connection with the pre-cloned Spider-Man.
There's really nothing here that justifies the clone/replace scenario. I mean, it's as readable as any 1990s comic doing some nonsense about virtual reality. Is it taking advantage of the clean slate offered by the jettisoning of Peter Parker's continuity? No. But is it at least a fun comic? Also no.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations:
Crossover: Virtual Mortality
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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