This was an odd issue, and it sort of is a good example of one of the reasons why I don't think Ben Reilly ever really worked as Spider-man. This issue is dealing with the aftermath of the Onslaught attack on New York. The cover would have you think that this issue is about Spider-man mourning the loss of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four who were all seemingly killed stopping Onslaught. In reality they were transported to a pocket dimension where they would be written by Jim Lee and drawn by Rob Liefeld, which I would argue is a fate far worse then death. Sadly, the DC heroes are suffering the same fate now.
But really this issue is a whole lot of everything, and a whole lot of nothing. It's almost nothing but sub plots, stuff with Delilah and the Rose, stuff with Peter and MJ talking about her pregnancy, stuff with the Daily Bugle downsizing, and because the clone saga was coming to a close soon, a bunch of clone saga sub plots. But very little with the actual cover story of a Heroes' Farewell. All we have on that is a couple of kids are arguing, the one saying this was all the fault of muties for killing the Avengers and FF, the other kid saying no the X-men fought along side them. Spider-man overhears this and starts telling them how assigning blame does nothing and diminishes the sacrifice of the heroes. And then a splash page of him saying how his friends will always be with him in his heart.
You would think we would get Spider-man fondly remembering the FF and Avengers with montages of his team ups with them or maybe even untold ones, but no. And you know why? Because this Spider-man didn't really have much of a history with them. This would have worked so much better with Peter and actually been a touching issue. Instead its a couple of pages of "Yeah, I'll miss those guys" and before that so many sub plots its like the writer had A.D.D.
This wasn't an awful issue by any means. But if you go into it thinking you will get what the cover promises you will be sorely disappointed. I know I was.