March 19, 2012 1 Comment
Written by Christopher Yost
Pencils by Ryan Stegman
Most people remember the Scarlet Spider as one of the punch lines of the much maligned Clone Saga that ran (and ran and ran and ran) through all of the Spider books in the early 90s. He was Ben Reilly; the clone of Peter Parker, who turned out to be the real Peter Parker, who turned out to be a clone of Peter Parker. Before he took Peter’s place as Spider-Man for a cup of coffee, he created his own identity as the Scarlet Spider. His costume was an all red Spidey suit accented with a cut-off blue hoodie and some extra belts, pouches, and straps. It was the 90s, after all. You gotta have extra belts, pouches, and straps.
Anyway, this Scarlet Spider isn’t Ben Reilly. He’s long dead…disintegrated, even. So who is this new masked man? Some other clone of Peter Parker?