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Head back to the 90s for the untold tales of Ben Reilly: Spider-Man

Kicking off in January, the five issue Ben Reilly: Spider-Man miniseries will bring the Marvel hero back to the original clone era for all new tales.

Webbed wonder

Ben Reilly might be back in the webs right now in the Marvel U, filling in for Peter Parker, but there was a time when he was the one and only web-head. That of course, was the 1990s, and his reign was the main fallout from the much maligned clone saga.

Eventually, the Pete we all knew was revealed to be the original Peter Parker though, and the rest if history. But now with a new era of Ben ushered in, Marvel is heading back to the 90s yet again.

This new mini-series is set to tell all new stories, filling in some blanks from Ben’s original run. And it’ll be doing so in style, with a slate of variant covers scheduled for issue #1. Those won’t be just the usual assortment either, as never-before-seen sketches of Dan Jurgens’ original designs will grace them.

“Back in 1995 when we were launching the new SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN series with Ben Reilly taking over as Spidey, we decided to tweak his costume. Mark Bagley and I each took a swing and Mark’s classic design—quite appropriately—was the winner. I filed the art away and pretty much forgot about it until the new series came up in a recent conversation and I happened to think of it. Definitely cool now that, after all these years, this other version will finally see the light of day as one of the variants to BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN #1. It’s even more cool to be drawing Ben again, with regular variant covers for the duration of the series!”

Dan Jurgens

Joining Jurgens’ work will be the likes of Skottie Young and Alex Maleev, all of which will be out and about for the book’s launch on January 19th, 2022.

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