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Spider-man no more – Ben Reilly turns to the dark side, becoming Chasm

There’s a new Spider-Man villain in town, and it’s a man who’s worn the webs recently. The clone known as Ben Reilly is set to make a heel turn.

Breaking Ben

Every Spidey fan should know the tale of Ben Reilly by now. Maximum Clonage was the start of things for Reilly, who was a clone of Peter Parker created by the villainous Jackal.

From there, Reilly went on a bit of a roller coaster ride. Duped into thinking he was the real Peter, he nevertheless died heroically alongside him in battle. But that wasn’t to be. This is comics remember? The ‘dead’ rarely stay that way.

Reilly returned recently to take up the webs once again, this time taking over for an injured Peter. thing though, didn’t go as smoothly as last time, and the storyline ended in a battle between the two Spider-Men.

Pete came out on top of that one of course, and that’s an ending that Reilly isn’t taking well. Not well at all.

After 19 issues of hard truths and soul searching, Ben is more aware than ever that something within is missing. Consumed with the idea that Peter is the source for all that’s gone wrong in his life, Ben will now swing through the Marvel Universe as CHASM–a fierce and deeply personal new Spidey foe just in time for Spider-Man’s new era, kicking off next month in Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1!

“AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #93 brings us to the end of the mega-arc the Beyond Board worked so hard on. And though this story is coming to an end, Ben Reilly’s journey is just beginning,” Wells promised. “Keep reading Amazing Spider-Man to find out if Peter can pull Ben back from the Chasm.”

“Get ready to get to know the most terrifying new member of Spidey’s Rogues Gallery,” Editor Nick Lowe said. “Part of the point of ‘Beyond’ was the creation of Chasm and we have HUGE plans for the artist formerly known as Scarlet Spider, so keep your eyes peeled Web-Heads.”

Marvel Comics press release

Look for Amazing Spider-Man #1 on the stands sometime soon. Int he meantime though, Amazon #93 is out right now.

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