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    Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Appreciation 2020





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    "Benjamin Reilly (/ˈraɪli/), also known as the Scarlet Spider, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a clone and ally of the original Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and is prominent in the 1994–96 "Clone Saga" storyline, which led to his murder by the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn).

    Created by writer Gerry Conway, the character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #149 (October 1975). During the "Clone Saga" storyline, he came to wear a makeshift costume similar to Spider-Man's consisting of a blue sleeveless hoodie sweatshirt adorned with black motifs of a spider on its front and back, over a red spandex bodysuit and mask, with utility belts and wrist-worn sizable web-shooters that were designed by artist Tom Lyle,[2] before donning a variation of Spider-Man's costume designed by artist Mark Bagley as his successor for some time before his death.

    In 2017's "Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy" story arc, the character was resurrected. In the 2017 series Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider, he reclaims his Scarlet Spider identity and reimagined by Marvel Comics' creative teams as an antihero, starting a spiritual quest to redeem himself as a true hero once more and has completed it in another arc, "Spider-Geddon", again serving as Spider-Man's heroic ally."
    Collected Editions

    The Original 70's Clone Saga
    * Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga (Collects Spider-Man #139-150, Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #25-31, #149, #162-163 and Annual #8)


    The 90's Clone Saga

    * Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 1 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #394, Spectacular Spider-Man #217, Spider-Man #51-53, Spider-Man Unlimited #7, Web of Spider-Man #117-119, Spider-Man: The Lost Years #1-3)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 2 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #395-399, Spectacular Spider-Man #218-221, Spider-Man #54-56, Spider-Man Unlimited #8, Web of Spider-Man #120-122, Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #1-3)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 3 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #400-401, Super Special, Spectacular Spider-Man #222-224, Super Special, Spider-Man #57-58, Super Special, Spider-Man Unlimited #9, Web of Spider-Man #123-124, Super Special, Spider-Man: The Clone Journal, Venom Super Special)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 4 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #402-404, Spectacular Spider-Man #225-227, Spider-Man #59-61, Web of Spider-Man #125-127, New Warriors #61, Spider-Man: The Jackal Files, Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alpha, Omega)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 5 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man Super Special; Spider-Man Super Special; Venom Super Special, Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special, Web of Spider-Man Super Special, New Warriors #62, Web of Spider-Man #128-129, Amazing Spider-Man #405-406, Spider-Man #62-63, Spider-Man Unlimited #10, Spectacular Spider-Man #228-229, Spider-Man Team-Up #1)

    Ben Reilly as Spider-Man
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 1 (Collects Spider-Man: The Parker Years; New Warriors #65-66; Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1; Web of Scarlet Spider #1-2; Amazing Scarlet Spider #1-2; Scarlet Spider #1-2; Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1-2; Green Goblin #3; and Sensational Spider-Man #0 and Mini-Comic)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 2 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #407-408; New Warriors #67; Sensational Spider-Man #1; Spectacular Spider-Man #230; Spider-Man #64-65; Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot #1-2; Web of Scarlet Spider #3-4, and material from Spider-Man Holiday Special and Venom: Along Came a Spider #1-4)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 3 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #409-410; Sensational Spider-Man #2-3; Spectacular Spider-Man #231-233; Spider-Man #66-67; Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1-4; Spider-Man Team-Up #2; Spider-Man Unlimited #11)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 4 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #411-413; Daredevil #354; Sensational Spider-Man #4-6; Spectacular Spider-Man #234; Spider-Man #68-70; Spider-Man: Redemption #1-4; Spider-Man Unlimited #12, Spider-Man Team-Up #3)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 5 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #414-416, material from Annual '96; Sensational Spider-Man #7-10; Spectacular Spider-Man #235-239; Spider-Man #71-72; Spider-Man Team-Up #4; Spider-Man Unlimited #13)
    * Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 6 (Collects Amazing Spider-Man #417-418; Sensational Spider-Man #11; Spectacular Spider-Man #240-241; Spider-Man #73-75; Spider-Man Team-Up #5; Spider-Man Unlimited #14; Spider-Man: Revelations Extra Pages; Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal #1; 101 ways to end the Clone Saga #1; Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand #1)

    Scarlet Spider (Kaine)
    * Scarlet Spider Vol. 4: Into the Grave (Collects Scarlet Spider #21-25)


    Dead No More; The Clone Conspiracy

    * Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy (Collects Amazing Spider-Man 19-24; The Clone Conspiracy 1-5; The Clone Conspiracy: Omega; Silk 14-17; Prowler 1-5; Material from Free Comic Book Day 2016 (Captain America) 1)


    Ben Reilly as Scarlet Spider

    * Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol. 1: Back in the Hood (Collects Scarlet Spider #1-6)
    * Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol. 2: Death's Sting (Collects Scarlet Spider #7-10)
    * Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol. 3: Slingers Return (Collects Scarlet Spider #11-14)
    * Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol. 4: Damnation (Collects Scarlet Spider #15-20)
    * Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol. 5: Deal with the Devil (Collects Scarlet Spider #21-25)


    Team Event(s)

    *Spider-Verse (Appearances; Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #9, Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #10, Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #11, Spider-Verse Vol. 1, Spider-Verse Team up Vol. 1, Scarlet Spider Vol. 1, Scarlet Spiders Vol. 2, Scarlet Spiders Vol. 3,
    * Spiddergeddon!
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    Useful Links

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    Marvel Wikia Entry
    Marvel.com Bio
    Comicvine Bio

    ...and of course Spider-Man TAS origin of the Scarlet Spider;

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    Happy New Year to Ben .

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    Hopefully, 2020 will be kinder to Ben than the past few years have been.
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderfang View Post
    Useful Links

    Life of Reilly (Ben Reilly Tribute)
    Marvel Wikia Entry
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    Comicvine Bio

    ...and of course Spider-Man TAS origin of the Scarlet Spider;

    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    Hopefully, 2020 will be kinder to Ben than the past few years have been.
    Agreed. Also, the TAS origin for Ben Reilly was a good way of streamlining what was a very confusing and tangled web of plot in the original comics.
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celgress View Post
    Hopefully, 2020 will be kinder to Ben than the past few years have been.
    Just keep Peter David off his book, have someone who wrote the 90's Clone Saga work him into something fresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderfang View Post
    Just keep Peter David off his book, have someone who wrote the 90's Clone Saga work him into something fresh.
    Like J.M. DeMatteis?
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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    Yes! Anyone who had a hand in molding his backstory and development, PAD can stick with 2099 and that'd be fine but his run with Reilly obviously did not shine.
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    Fingers crossed for a Ben on-going or mini this year. I’d love to see Ben used more in some capacity. I’d like for him to become a regular cast member in Miles book. Maybe working at his school. He could be Miles support, providing him with web-fluid and being his person to cover for him while he’s out of class, doing the hero thing. And when he needs back-up, Ben can suit up.

    But ideally, I want a Scarlet Spiders book, with Ben and Kaine as traveling brothers, kicking ass and taking names. But they would need an overall object to be on the road. Maybe hunting down a surviving Jackel clone, maybe the Scier group? I dunno, but give the brothers a purpose!

    Would love to see Ben visit/see his old cast at the Daily Grind again, see how they all react when they last heard/saw, he was dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanks View Post
    Fingers crossed for a Ben on-going or mini this year. I’d love to see Ben used more in some capacity. I’d like for him to become a regular cast member in Miles book. Maybe working at his school. He could be Miles support, providing him with web-fluid and being his person to cover for him while he’s out of class, doing the hero thing. And when he needs back-up, Ben can suit up.

    But ideally, I want a Scarlet Spiders book, with Ben and Kaine as traveling brothers, kicking ass and taking names. But they would need an overall object to be on the road. Maybe hunting down a surviving Jackel clone, maybe the Scier group? I dunno, but give the brothers a purpose!

    Would love to see Ben visit/see his old cast at the Daily Grind again, see how they all react when they last heard/saw, he was dead.
    That would be nice to see. Could go with the Scriers and maybe tracking down the surviving "reanimates" from The Clone Conspiracy, particularly focusing on those who decided to still be criminals with their second chance at life, since Ben would feel responsible for unleashing them on the world.
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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    Looking forward to that Second Clone Saga Omni this summer!
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    Seems Ben had a surprise appearance in Conan: Battle for the Serpent’s Crown. Gotta say, was not expecting Ben’s first appearance since Spider-Geddon to be in a Conan book.

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    Y'know, that second costume of Reilly's is still awesome to this day. I actually prefer that one over the all red and blue hoodie suit. Come to think of it, I think it's surprising how it wasn't one of the many skins available for Insomniac's game from a year and half back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurolegacy View Post
    Seems Ben had a surprise appearance in Conan: Battle for the Serpent’s Crown. Gotta say, was not expecting Ben’s first appearance since Spider-Geddon to be in a Conan book.
    Worth picking up for Ben fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pav View Post
    Worth picking up for Ben fans?

    -Pav, who needs more than a single panel...
    Eh, wouldn't really say it is. He's only in it for a couple pages where he has a quick fight with Conan before getting blindsided by Nyla Skin and thrown into an electric billboard by Conan knocking him out. On the plus side though, he does definitely seem to be back to himself, even quipping while he fights Conan, so good to see that Spock fixing him stuck.

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