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SCARLET SPIDERS Band Together to Save the Spider-Verse

They're not just cloning around. Morlun needs to be stopped.

Announced this year at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is excited to announce a brand new limited series spinning out of the events of Spider-Verse, SCARLET SPIDERS, written by Mike Costa (Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special, A+X) and artist Paco Diaz (Superior Spider-Man).

This November, Kaine, the Ultimate Universe’s Jessica Drew, and an alternate universe Ben Reilly undertake a quest to stop the evil behind the events of Spider-Verse once and for all -- a quest so dangerous that not all of them will make it out alive!

“Obviously I can’t give too much away just yet, but the group in SCARLET SPIDERS plays a very important role in stopping Morlun,” Editor Devin Lewis tells Marvel.com. “Without this group of three and their mission, there’s a decent chance that the Spider-Men from across the multiverse won’t even survive Morlun’s assault.”

In addition to stopping one of the most fearsome spider-villains in recent years, our heroes will have to learn to cope with one another and that even though they are clones of Peter Parker, they still come from different universes and boast distinctly different personalities.

“Kaine really serves as the entry point for readers to this group,” Lewis elaborates. “He’s a mainstay in the Marvel Universe, now, so that gives him a unique perspective on the events of Spider-Verse as they unfold.”

“The Ben Reilly in this story is from a universe where Peter Parker never returned from his time in Oregon during the Clone Saga,” he continues. “When we were having our first conversations on the phone, Mike [Costa] was intent on working out who this guy is. How does he think? What’s his outlook and how is it different from the Peter Parker we all know and love?”

“Ultimate Jessica Drew has already had a pretty rough go of it herself, and one of the things Mike and I discussed and were intent on bringing to the fore was her sense of identity, especially now that she has seen there’s a multiverse rife with Spider-People,” concludes Lewis.

SCARLET SPIDER #1 arrives in local comic book retailers this November and will also include a code for a free digital copy of the very same comic on the Marvel Comics App for iOS and Android devices.

SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (of 3)

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by PACO DIAZ

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

44 Comments
Posted by Comicdude360

I'm not really excited for this :(

Edited by CaptainCyke

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben!

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

Who said she was changing her name?

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

I really wish Ben was wearing his proper Scarlet-Spider costume.

Posted by danhimself

BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRING HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by scarspider

Really excited for this being such a Ben Reilly fan. I also think he should be rocking his Scarlet Spider outfit. Same goes for Jessica.

Posted by Gotham331

How many spidermen does it take to stop a crime?

Posted by Blackshark

I really look forward to the whole Spider-Verse event. As Spider-Man comics never disappointed me in the last years, this will be a blast!

Edited by DeadpoolTattooGuy

I hope Marvel doesn't kill off Kaine to replace him with Ben Reilly.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

...Imagine all the Red and Blue printer ink thats gonna be used for this event

Posted by HushoftheWind

Of course one of them have to die. Zod forbid if Marvel decided actually let all of them live bc all of these characters are actually liked

Edited by GraniteSoldier

This should be awesome. I'd prefer Ben's hoodie costume but I won't split hairs.

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Posted by Sovereign91001

Ben Reilly? Sold!

Posted by CaptainCyke

Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben!

@captaincyke said:

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

Who said she was changing her name?

Well it's not "Scarlet Spiders... oh and Black Widow!"

Posted by DrellAssassin

More news of Superior Spider-Man please Marvel.

Posted by cameron83

@jonny_anonymous said:

Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben!

@captaincyke said:

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

Who said she was changing her name?

Well it's not "Scarlet Spiders... oh and Black Widow!"

I don't really think that necessarily mean that she is changing her name to Scarlet Spider,but I could be wrong.

Posted by 8008S

@captaincyke said:

Well it's not "Scarlet Spiders... oh and Black Widow!"

Technically they are all scarlet spiders though. They have red in their outfit!

Most likely they came up with something like "Spider-Clones" and felt the need to change it really, really fast.

Posted by JakeN7

Sleeveless hoodie or GTFO.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Sweet

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Well look who's back :'3

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Bagley's still got it! Man, those guys look awesome. I wish they kept Jessica'a red and white suit though.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Weird as only one of these still goes by Scarlet Spider. One has already changed their persona to Black Widow and the other is donning their Spider-man outfit, not their Scarlet Spider outfit. As someone pointed out, this should just be called "Spider Clones". :P

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

How many spidermen does it take to stop a crime?

All of them!

Posted by HumanRocket

Nice.

Posted by RybackStun

Mike Costa is writing? I'm in!

Posted by Saint_Talker
Posted by Saint_Talker

NYC is gonna be covered in webbing ...

Posted by Yung ANcient One

I want to know why they decided on not to give Reilly his Scarlet Spider outfit and instead his Spider-Man one. (+)

Posted by uggiboogie

I don't get why everybody is complaining that Ben is not wearing his Scarlet Spider Outfit..

Because for me..

BEN'S SUIT IS THE BEST SPIDER-MAN COSTUME OF ALL TIME!!!

I'm really happy that Ben is finally coming back, at least just for this event..i have waited so long for this..hope that Marvel brings him back for good..

Edited by uggiboogie

I don't get why everybody is complaining that Ben is not wearing his Scarlet Spider Outfit..

Because for me..

BEN'S SUIT IS THE BEST SPIDER-MAN COSTUME OF ALL TIME!!!

I'm really happy that Ben is finally coming back, at least just for this event..i have waited so long for this..hope that Marvel brings him back for good..

Posted by Perfect 10

this should be called the clones lol. so is jessica going to change her codename (yet again) cause she is black widow now NOT scarlet spider which i think would be a better name for her

Posted by TheFirstLantern

For a sec I thought this was animation. But hey i might read this. depends on my budget, nice to see Ben back although i do prefer the hoodie.

Posted by superior_prime_maybe

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

BUT!!! Does she not remember what black widow had done in that universe!

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Posted by Ms-Lola

Ben and Kaine? Sold.

Posted by waezi2
Edited by arthurkerr

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Edited by highaccuser

Really starting to get into Spider-verse now, and I'm not even really a spider-man person.

Posted by Mezame

i absolutely LOVE ben reillys costume! glad to see it back in action

Posted by GrenadeFlow

Getting this for Kaine and Ultimate Jessica Drew

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
Posted by ShadowPro

Wait.... Ultimate Jessica Drew is changing her name again? She just changed to Black Widow.

exactly!

and why does she look like a grown woman al of a sudden? I thought she was till in her teens

Edited by Yung ANcient One

@yung_ancient_one: because he's still Spider-Man in his universe.

Oh eM Gee! I feel like such a dimwit. Thanks so much doode. That makes sense now but I still would prefer to see him in his O.G. outfit. Thanks though. (+)