We Are Totally Getting a Ben Reilly as Scarlet Spider Comic Book

The inevitable is now confirmed: the original Scarlet Spider will be getting his own comic again. Right now, Ben Reilly has come back from the dead in Clone Conspiracy as the semi-villainous Jackal. The story isn’t over, but Marvel is totally cool about revealing that he’ll survive the story and come out the other side as the star of Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider.

His costume isn’t very good.


What is up with that Spidercide-esque mouth?

It also looks worse than the last guy to star in a Scarlet Spider comic, Kaine. That black and red costume was the bomb. 

Speaking of whom, Kaine will also be a major character in the new comic, so that’s awesome. I find myself liking Kaine more than Ben these days. I look forward to seeing the two of them butting heads in the new comic!

The series was announced on Comic Book Resources. You can read the brief interview with writer Peter David, whom I like, and artist Mark Bagley, whom I also like. This is a pretty awesome Spider-Man creative team.


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on January 9, 2017, in Comics, Marvel, Spider-Man and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Holy crap that costume is awful. The hood is just unnecessary, since this look isn’t as thrown together as Ben’s original suit. The forearms are weird, and I miss the webshooters being on the outside of Ben’s suit; though I’m assuming Peter gets a redesign to have that once Homecoming comes out.

    I’ll probs read this since I like Peter David and Kaine, but the design is a turnoff and in general I don’t think Bagley is good at designs.

  2. It’s such a joy to hear that Peter David has come back after the stroke he had some years ago. The world of comics needs him to be alive and kicking for a very, very long time.

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