Marvel brings back J.M. DeMatteis for Ben Reilly: Spider-Man miniseries
With Ben Reilly taking over the Spider-Man mantle from Peter Parker in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man # 75, Marvel is looking to tell more stories about the Parker clone to flesh him out further. So they are bringing back writer J.M. DeMatteis to write Ben Reilly: Spider-Man.
And he will be working with artist David Baldeon (Domino, X-Factor) to tell this story!
Here’s what Marvel wrote on their website:
Darkness looms over New York City as murders begin to pile up…but how are they all connected? Meanwhile, a mysterious figure from Ben’s past has crawled his way back into Ben’s life—does the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane hold the key to their identity?
Here’s what DeMatteis had to say about spinning his webs within the Spidey mythos once more: “What I’ve always found fascinating about Ben Reilly is that he’s Peter Parker—and yet he’s not. Life has taken Ben on a strange, twisted path and altered him, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse; but, like Peter, he’s a man who’s constantly striving to do the right thing, even if he doesn’t always succeed. Ben is wonderfully, painfully human, immensely relatable—and our new BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN series allows me to dive even deeper into Ben’s psyche, to explore him in new and, I hope, interesting ways.
“Having David Baldeón bringing this story to visual life has been the icing on the cake. David’s work is incredibly dynamic. Fluid and powerful. He nails the big moments—we’ve got some major antagonists going up against Ben—but he always holds tight to the characters’ humanity, so that even the smallest, quietest moments shine and have resonance.
“It’s been a true joy returning the Spider-Verse and reuniting with my old friend, Ben.”
Return to the era when Ben Reilly was the one, true Spider-Man when BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN hits stands in January!
BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by DAVID BALDEÓN
Cover by STEVE SKROCE & DAVID STEWART
In case you’re a new reader to Spider-Man or generally just joined the comic book fandome, DeMatteis has a very note-worthy stories under his belt that long-time Spidey fans will remember fondly – Kraven’s Last Hunt.
He also did the Spider-Man: The Lost Years which tells of never-before written stories about Peter Parker at various points in his life. So this will prove to be something the writer is familiar with especially since there are a lot of things that fans want to know more about Ben Reilly.
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