I really don’t know how to rate this. The beginning was actually really good, and Spider-woman was great, but they really didn’t go anywhere with this story.
First, MJ Goblin was just there to create drama and give her more psychological damage, as if she didn't have enough already.
Second, the reasons for creating the clones was interesting, but again, we never went anywhere with it. I mean, the government’s never trusted Fury, but trying to create a second team of superhumans just seems like it should have been a bigger deal then they made it. Especially if the got Octavius' help... Speaking of which, why did they get Octavuis? Aren't there any sane people they could get to help them make clones? 0_o
Third, Doc Magnetopus doesn’t even make any sense… At all. Read the Hollywood arc; the guy’s talking
to his arms, showing he has a connection with his arms
, not metal. I know we melted them at the end of Hollywood, but hey, we’ve had people resurrected from worse
Fourth, Richard Parker. If nothing else, they could have at least
had Sue Storm give some techno babble about why he was aging so fast.
Fifth, why did all the clones die? Okay, so Spider-woman’s still somewhere, Scorpion and Gwenage are in SHIELD custody, but I felt like those were just excuses to get them out of the way for awhile. Yeah, yeah, Fury had the whole “get to work” line, but I got the feeling that’s going to be anticlimactic.
Sixth, Gwenage. I mean, why can’t Gwen be alive? I hated that they killed Gwen off, and if we’re going to get some lame cloning story that doesn’t make any sense at all, (when, how and why exactly did they clone Gwen?) Why can’t we get a lame resurrection instead? Yeah, both stink, but I’m more open to a lame retcon of something lamer then lameness added to lameness. Yeah, even I don’t really know what I just said.
Seventh, the cure. Okay, Peter Parker never really wanted to be Spider-man. Sure he has fun sometimes, but it’s a responsibility to him, and many times he wishes he could just get out of it. Knowing that he can just cure himself anytime things get too bad, well, it just really takes away from this for me
This could have been a really good arc, but for some reason Bendis threw in a whole bunch half-explained "conveniences". *sigh*