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    Character » Ben Reilly appears in 709 issues.

    The second and most successful clone of Spider-Man created by the Jackal. A superhero known as the Scarlet Spider, Reilly later replaced Peter Parker for a time as Spider-Man after he found out that all this time he was the original and not Peter. Ben met his ultimate demise in the fight against the Green Goblin which led to Peter becoming Spider-Man once again, after he found out that he is the real Spider-Man after all.

    The Scarlet Spider Returns!!

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    Edited By gmanfromheck

    You have absolutely no idea how excited I got upon first seeing the second image below. In case you weren't aware, I'm a huge fan of the Scarlet Spider. Or perhaps I should say Ben Reilly. At San Diego, Marvel teased us with the following image.

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    It was specifically said that the Scarlet Spider wasn't coming back. This image could have been intended as the final nail in the coffin. I've made my case why I believe Ben Reilly is still alive. I also wrote about the possible teases during the current Spider-Island story, involving the Jackal, the man who created Ben.

    The problem is, the burning image above and recent issue of Amazing Spider-Man make me believe that while the Scarlet Spider might be coming back, it won't be Ben Reilly under the hood.

    To confirm that Scarlet Spider is actually returning, check out this image from the Spider-Man panel today at New York Comic-Con.

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    We'll update as soon as we get more information!

    UPDATE

    According to MTV Geek, beginning in 2012, Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman will be bringing us a new, ongoing Scarlet Spider. If you read this week's Amazing Spider-Man #671, you have a strong idea who I think will be wearing the costume. After the events of Spider-Island, apparently Scarlet Spider will be on the run and headed to Mexico.

    Sadly, I'm afraid it won't be Ben Reilly. We'll have to wait. But supposedly we'll find out sooner rather than later.

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    #1  Edited By Daveyo520

    So it was him.

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    #2  Edited By DarkChris

    It was time! Holy sh!t!!!

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    #3  Edited By craigbo180

    Wow. Hes actually coming back, I guess Tony continually talking about him actually paid off!

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    #4  Edited By johnny_spam

    Amazing Spider-Man in theaters and Ultimate Spider-Man on tv only meant that the Spider-Man books would expand to capitalize on them.

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    #5  Edited By xerox_kitty

    Nice redesign, but there's something about him that looks like the 'Red Hood Spider' ;)

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    #6  Edited By InnerVenom123

    AWESOME!

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    #7  Edited By gmanfromheck
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    #8  Edited By Decept-O

    Well, that makes things curiouser and curiouser.....

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    #9  Edited By Primmaster64

    WHO IS IT???

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    #10  Edited By ravisher

    i love him

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    #11  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    ......Win. New costume is Win.

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    #12  Edited By _Zombie_

    Kinda sad now that I found out it's not Ben, but if it's who G-Man suggested, I'm still up for it. Just please.. please don't screw this one up Marvel.

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    #14  Edited By BKole

    I agree with G-Man. Anyone who read Spider-Island this week will be thinking the same thing.

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    I for one hope it's the guy in the spoilers :)

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    #17  Edited By leejunfan83

    I love the scarlet spider fuck parker

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    #18  Edited By Sanderkatz

    It might not be the original, but by god, its about time for a scarlet spider return. Words dont express the joy felt

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    #19  Edited By frozenedge2

    Yes the return of the Scarlet Spider. Black and red for spider-man related characters is definitely popular this year. This makes me think Miles Morales might be the ultimate version of the new Scarlet Spider.

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    @Primmaster64: @Primmaster64: kaine

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    #21  Edited By Pbott

    dont know anything about the character but i love me some Chris Yost

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    @marvelunivers: Dude use spoilers, for the sake of the people who haven't read the new issue of spider-man

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    #24  Edited By Duo_forbidden

    @G-Man: I agree. And actually, the idea of him being Scarlet Spider or maybe a darker version of him is awesome.

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    Hey, it's Nightwing from the New 52!  j/k  Ben Reilly was one of their better ideas.  Looks interesting enough to pickup.  Marvel certainly is doing a lot this November.

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    #27  Edited By ArtisticNeedham

    @G-Man: Maybe now they will do your awesome idea of taking this version of Spider-Man to California and having him be able to do things that Peter isn't allowed to do. Maybe this version will get married and have kids. I would love to see that idea of yours in the comics.

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    #28  Edited By Jordanstine

    It's Earth-616 version of Miles Morales!

    There, I said it!

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    #29  Edited By goldenkey

    Just keep him in a hoody

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    #30  Edited By sora_thekey

    YAY! I love the Scarlet Spider! The first comic I ever read was with Ben Reilly! :)

    It is upsetting that it's not Ben under the mask but I am loving those designs. Plus he's going to Mexico, which is exciting. Am I the only one who has noticed the great exposure Latino-related characters and locations have gotten in Marvel Comics lately?

    Araña/Spider-Girl got her own series, one of the Five Lights is from Mexico (Velocidad), the newest member of the Young Allies is Toro, one of the most prominent characters in Avengers Academy is Latino (Reptil), and the Spider-Man is half-black half-Latino (Miles Morales).

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    #31  Edited By JoseDRiveraTCR7

    I'm looking forward to this. I'm not the biggest Ben Reilly or Scarlet Spider fan. I never read any of his stories. I tried to read the Clone Saga but quit after reading Maximum Clonage. Hope this is good.

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    #32  Edited By FinnVarra

    isnt there still a Scarlet Spider floating around from the Initiative?  Maybe it's him.

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    #34  Edited By iLLituracy

    It's Kaine.

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    #35  Edited By KRYPTON

    Been waiting for this for so long!

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    #36  Edited By hitechlolife

    I was so dissapointed when I saw those panels in ASM 671. I have no interest in this guy as a character. Hopefully it's a red herring but I doubt it.

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    #37  Edited By ssejllenrad

    616 Miles Morales? Hehe!

    I don't like the Clone Saga... I hate this idea.. But as a true illogical whiney fanboy, I'm still gonna buy this! :D

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    #38  Edited By trackstar352

    kaine minus disease pretty much equals ben reilly either way

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    Just glad the character will be making a return for my sake.

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    #40  Edited By hitechlolife

    @trackstar352 said:

    kaine minus disease pretty much equals ben reilly either way

    Not really, only in that he's a clone of Peter. He hasn't had the back-story or relationship that Ben had with Pete

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    #41  Edited By peregrine

    While I think a new Scarlet Spider will be cool...what about Patrick the current Scarlet Spider? I loved seeing him run around in the Iron Spider costume in Initiative

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    #42  Edited By blur1528

    I'm down. I really enjoy Yost's writing and the art looks good as well.

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    #43  Edited By Metatron_Da_Don

    When I read ASM#671 and saw his hair I thought he'd be the new Scarlet Spider. I was thinking they'd havve to make a new hero costume after Spider-Island debacle but He has the anti-hero look (long hair, unshaven).
     
    Lo and behold! lol Great news.
     
    But the costume is a Work in Progress for sure

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    #44  Edited By difficlus

    Probably flash...

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    #46  Edited By ComicStooge

    I swear to god, if it's Miles Morales, I'm not picking up a Spiderman book ever again.

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    #47  Edited By ImperiousRix

    YAY for the return of Scarlet Spider!

    BOO for no more hoodie!

    Anyway, I'd love for it to be Ben, but I'm not confident. People have made some great suggestions, but I'm just not sure. It could pretty much be anybody considering the events of Spider Island.

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    #48  Edited By GothamRed

    I think it's either ben or kaine, hoping for Ben with kaine doing his own thing, but either clone would be nice

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    #49  Edited By fodigg
    Sadly, I'm afraid it won't be Ben Reilly

    Ugh. Lame. Why shouldn't it be? I mean, the guy it seems obvious they're going with is better than, I guess, the Scarlet Spiders (MVP clones), but it's still not the same.

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    #50  Edited By Unwritten Duck

    I never knew much about Ben Reilly other than he existed and he was called the Scarlet Spider. So this will be a totally new experience for me and hopefully an enjoyable one.

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