Scarlet Spider (Marvel)(01 - Ben Reilly)
Real Name: Ben Reilly
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Ben shared Peter Parker's spider-powers, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, and the ability to cling to surfaces. Ben's spider-sense was the same as Peter's, except that it could not be overridden by Venom.
Ben Reilly is the clone of Peter Parker. Ben at one time took on the mantle of Spider-man, then later Scarlet Spider, when it was thought he was the real Peter Parker.
Ben Reilly was the first successful clone of Spider-Man created by the Jackal. The Jackal, in his deranged grief over Gwen Stacy's death, pitted Ben against the real Spider-Man in Shea Stadium, putting both in identical costumes and allowing both to believe they were the true Peter Parker. After a heated fight, the two Spider-Men teamed up to try to save a clone of Gwen from the Jackal. In doing so, Ben seemingly died. Spider-Man dropped Ben's body into a smokestack, unable to think of any other way to deal with a dead body identical to Peter Parker.
However, the clone was not dead and literally rose from the ashes. Believing he was the real deal, he went home only to find Peter already there. The world as he understood it fell apart, and he left New York. In time, he adopted the name of Ben Reilly, a combination of Uncle Ben's name and Aunt May's maiden name.
Short time member of the New Warriors [issues 59, 62-67].
Reilly chose his name as a dual homage to Ben Parker and May Reilly (Peter's uncle Ben and aunt May, for those not in the know).
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man (1985) #117
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101 Ways to End the Clone Saga (1997)
#1 Amazing Scarlet Spider (1995)
- '101 Ways to End the Clone Saga'
#1 Daredevil (1964)
- 'Violated by the Virtual - Virtual Mortality Part 2 of 4'#2
- 'Caught in the Game - Cyberwar Part 2 of 4'
Die Spinne (1980)
Green Goblin (1995)
#3 Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
- 'Joystick on my Mind'
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six (2016)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2005 (2005)
Ramos art-n-out Hip Sketchbook (2010)
Scarlet Spider (1995)
#1 Scarlet Spider (2012)
- 'To Thine Own Self...'#2
- 'Along Came a Virtual Spider'
#1 Scarlet Spider Unlimited (1995)
- 'The Scarlet Spider: Life After Death'#14
- 'In the Midst of Wolves Part 2'#22
- 'Into the Grave Part 2'#24
- 'Hands Covered in Blood Part 1'
#1 Spectacular Scarlet Spider (1995)
- 'You Say You Want An Evolution!'
#1 Spider-Girl (1998)
- 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'#2
- 'Arachnis Ex Machina, Spider in the Machine'
Super Special 1 Spider-Man (1997)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 2'#51#52
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 2 of 4: Deadline'#53
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 4 of 4: Gathering Storms'#54
- 'Web of Life, Part II: Snared'#55
- 'Web of Life, Part IV: End Hunt'#56
- 'Smoke and Mirrors, Part 3 of 3: Truths & Deceptions'#57#58
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 3 of 5: Spider, Spider, Who's Got the Spider?'#60
- 'The Trial of Peter Parker, Part 3 of 4: The Truth is Out There!'#61
- 'Maximum Clonage, Part IV: Heading Toward Omega'#62
- 'Exiled, Part 3 of 4: Look Down'#63
- 'The Greatest Responsibility, Part 2 of 3: The Kick Inside'
Spider-Man Special (1991)
Spider-Man Team-Up (1995)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
#7#8 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995)
- 'Behind the Terror'#9
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 5 of 5: Unholy Alliances!'#10
- 'Exiled, Part 4 of 4: A Promise to Keep'
#1 Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
- 'Funeral for an Octopus, Part One: Eight Arms Beyond the Grave'#2
- 'Funeral for an Octopus, Part Two: Armed and Dangerous'#3
- 'Funeral for an Octopus, Part Three: A Farewell to Arms!'
Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage (1995)
Alpha Spider-Man: The Clone Journal (1995)
- 'Maximum Clonage, Part 1: ... And the Jackal Cries, 'Death!'"'Omega
- 'Maximum Clonage - Conclusion: The End of the Beginning!'
Spider-Man: The Clone Saga (2009)
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic (2010)
Spider-Man: The Jackal Files (1995)
Spider-Man: The Lost Years (1995)
#0#1 Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal (1997)
- 'Part One: Strangers'#2
- 'Part Two: Intimacies'#3
- 'Part Three: The Truth'
#1 Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995)
- 'The Osborn Journal'
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superior Carnage (2013)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Annual 36 The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
- 'Peter Parker Must Die!'Super Special #1
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 1'#394#399
- 'Smoke and Mirrors, Part 2 of 3: Resurrection!'#400
- 'The Gift'#401
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 2 of 5: Down in the Darkness'#403
- 'The Trial of Peter Parker, Part 2 of 4: Judgement at Bedlam'#404
- 'Maximum Clonage, Part 3: In the Name of the Father'#405
- 'Exiled, Part 2 of 4: The Worth of a Man'#406
- 'The Greatest Responsibility, Part 1 of 3: Crossroads'#608
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The New Warriors (1990)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#59 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Unnatural Selection'#64
- 'Bang and Blame'#65
- 'Slave Machine'#66
- 'Return to Springdale'#67
- 'The Evil Among Us'
Super Special 1 Venom Super Special (1995)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes, Part 4'#217#218
- 'Back From The Edge, Part 2: When Monsters Roam!'#222
- 'Players & Pawns Part One: False Truths'#223
- 'Aftershocks Part II - Schemes & Dreams: For Future Screams'#224
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 4 of 5: The Assassin with My Face!'#225#226
- 'The Trial of Peter Parker, Part 4 of 4: The Final Verdict'#227
- 'Maximum Clonage, Part 5: If Death Be My Destiny--!'#229
- 'The Greatest Responsibility, Part 3 of 3: No More the Hero!'
#1 Web of Scarlet Spider (1995)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 3'
#1 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'There's a New Spider In Town'#2
- 'True Deceptions!'#3
- 'Rude Awakening!'
Super Special 1 What If...? (1989)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes, Conclusion: Mortal Victory'#117 (Regular Cover - Direct Edition)
- 'Power & Responsibility, Part 1: Shadow Rising'#117 (Yellow Foil Cover, Flipbook)#118
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 1 of 4: Memories'#119
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 3 of 4: Echoes of Silence'#120
- 'Lure of the Spider'#121
- 'The Hunting'#122
- 'Smoke and Mirrors, Part 1 of 3: The Call'#123
- 'Players and Pawns Part 2 of 2: True Lies'#124
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 1 of 5: Walls'#125
- 'Lives United'#126
- 'The Trial of Peter Parker, Part 1 of 4: Opening Statements'#128
- 'Exiled, Part 1 of 4: Who Will Wear the Webs?'#129
- 'Time Bomb, Part 2: By My Hand, Mary Jane Must Die!'
- 'The Answer to the Question: What If the Scarlet Spider Had Killed Spider-Man?'
Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
New Warriors (Marvel)
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