That would certainty be cool. They should give his character more depth than they did and bring him back as a more personal character, as a villain.
Off My Mind: Is Scarlet Spider Returning?
First of all saying that people could not relate to Spider-man because he was married is just retarded. That is just like saying I can't possible relate to Thor because I am not a god, I can't relate to Angel because I can't fly, I can't relate to Thing because I don't have rocky stones! I like Professor X and I am not in a wheelchair, its just a factor of his being. I still relate and like the character. Marvel just has a knack for shaking the magic 8 ball and seeing what happens. They throw a lot of crap to the wall and see what sticks. When Quesada came over to marvel with the whole Marvel Knights thing and rose through the ranks, he actually cleaned up a lot of the Marvel mess. It was easier to follow what was going on. Now, in my honest opinion, it is a hodge podge mess again. Flooding the market with crap from years ago. Black Panther took over the Daredevil moniker, and his numbering system, while Daredevil enjoyed a 4 part Limited Series, only to return to a 3rd number one issue. Who was the genius who came up with that idea? I even like the Black Panther and was like what the hell is going on? I have read comics for 30 years and I am confused on should I or should I not be reading these books. Maybe they should have Howard the Duck take over the Amazing Spider-man numbering system. How about reading the Amazing Howard the Duck? Don't make much sense does it? I like Moon Knight as a character, I even read the books but come on how many new series are they going to come out with....is it a once a year thing? I can go on and on about the confusing mess Marvel is shoveling out there but I will stop with this.
Actually, since Marvel and DC have a penchant for doing storylines that seem similar on the surface (for example, "Superman: Reign of the Supermen" and "Spider-Man: Identity Crisis") I could completely see them doing a Spider-Man version of Batman, Inc. It would make sense that with all of Manhattan infected with spider-powers, that this infection would trigger latent meta-genes (or whatever they're called at Marvel) in some, and the spider-powers would be permanent. Could a group of Scarlet Spiders be in Marvel's future? Or one person as the new Scarlet Spider? Or how 'bout one person posing as the returned Scarlet Spider, prompting the return of Ben Reilly?
There's so much they could play with, just off of "Spider Island," but when you add the old "Clone Saga" storyline(s) to the mix, there's really too many ways to bring Ben Reilly back. They brought back Bucky, for crying out loud - the one Marvel "death of no return." It's ridiculously easy to bring Ben Reilly back.
The burning jacket may mean somebody wearing the Scarlet Spider costume may show up pretending to be Ben but end up causing more bad than good. So in order to atone for his mistakes, he tries to become a hero, dies, and in respect to both him and Ben, Peter burns the Scarlet Spider costume so nobody has to die as the Scarlet Spider.
If they bring back Ben Reilly, at some point in the future (mind you, I'm thinking years), it'd be interesting to see him with the Venom symbiote. I don't exactly know where this train of thought is going or what I'd like to see from such a storyline, but it'd be interesting nonetheless.
Then again, at some point or another, I've pretty much thought everyone in the Marvel universe would be interesting with the symbiote. Venom-Thanos? Venom Squirrel Girl? Venom Superpro?
He should had been the clone and stayed in the Marvel Universe. Being and acting as the un-married spider-man looking for a gig and stuff.
unfortunately Joe Quesadilla it's not as creative as he think he is.
But alas here we are, in the age of jerk edito in chiefs. That love to bite the hand that feeds them.
I'm not gonna front, as a kid i preferred the Scarlet Spider aesthetic to spider-man's. Especially the so called Sensational Spider-Man costume. Unfortunately, I can't bear to read Spider-man any more. To me ASM has been so inconsistent, and so regularly released, I just can't afford or tolerate it. Yes Grim Hunt was the best stuff since JMS's stuff (yes I am aware of the Stacy children clones, prior to that with JRJR it was well "Amazing").
I really wish marvel would stream line the characters continuity. And not just half baked attempts after half baked attempts.
sigh, and Ult Peter Parker is lost to us to.
I just also remembered another point that several people in the discussion made in that Peter seems to be just about everywhere these days. I mean it was one thing when Wolverine was a member of the X-Men and the Avengers, but it seems that everybody is now on multiple teams these days!
Wolverine is part of Cage's Avengers as well as the main Avengers team, he leads X-Force, plus he also hangs around the regular X-Men; Spider-Woman is doubling up as part of SWORD and the Avengers and the Beast is the same, only he's part of the Secret Avengers; the Thing is a member of the Future Foundation and Cage's Avengers; Luke Cage is doubling up as the leader of his own team of Avengers and the Thunderbolts.
Spider-Man is part of the Future Foundation and Cage's Avengers plus the main Avengers team. Now he also apparently patrols on his own plus he works at this Horizon Labs. And unlike all of the other guys I just mentioned; he still maintains a regular life and identity as Peter Parker. I realize that Marvel probably likes this and wants to have Spider-Man to have as much exposure as he can, but I have a tough enough time finding enough time to do everything in my life; I can't imagine how Pete manages to juggle all of those balls at the same time.
That said, having Ben return to life would enable them to pass off some of Pete's extracurricular activities. He could take on Pete's place on one of the Avengers rosters or maybe even get the current Scarlet Spider, one of the MVP clones to take it up. It makes a bit more sense than to have Pete running around everywhere as he seems to be doing these days. When you think about it; a lot of the Marvel characters have secondary characters with near identical powers and identities; Iron Man has War Machine and Rescue; Steve Rogers has Bucky Barnes/Captain America; Namor has Namora and Namorita; the Hulk has his cousin Jennifer Walters, his son Skaar, his daughter from another timeline Lyra, the Red Hulk and the Red She-Hulk; Nova has an entire Corps flying around with identical powers and costumes; and even Hawkeye has a teenager kid with the same name running around (unless she came up with another one when I wasn't looking).
It's not huge a leap as to have more than one Spider-Man running around. A version of Venom is back, not to mention the Anti-Venom. And I think that MVP clone is still around ... though I haven't seen him much lately. Bringing back Ben wouldn't dilute things and frankly, they might be able to tie off or resolve some of those plot holes and knots that the entire Clone Debacle created ... provided that Marvel has managed to figure out a way to fix things. Sometimes their patches work and sometimes make things even more baffling and confusing. I mean, I'm glad that they resurrected Steve Rogers, but I could not understand why they expect us to believe that the Red Skull came up with such a convoluted scheme by freezing him in time?
Maybe if Ben returns we can have a Spider character in the west coast, different scenario could be a breath of fresh air
I would like to see him come back. This what Planewalker said would be even cooler idea.
Another Spiderman I want to see come back is 2099 along with the xmen of 2099
I'm gonna do what no one did (and what no one really wants) and combine the 2 things people hate into one (it's like Peanut Butter cups in reverse):
One More Day - Mephisto makes EVERYONE lose their memory of Peter Parker = Spider-Man.
Clone Saga - If Tony is right, and the REAL Ben is alive, what happens when HE doesn't remember that Peter Parker = Spider-Man?
Mind blown yet?
P.S. I haven't read the most recent Spider-Man Comics lately....is there any evidence that Jackal knows that Spidey=Peter Parker
A little spoiler from Spider-Island - Deadly Foes...
So, here we find out that Kaine was a clone built with the ability to regenerate on a cellular level.
Makes one wonder?
I would love to see the Scarlet spider make his Return and STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM THE MANTEL OF SPIDER MAN. I think this is what lead to him being killed off in the first place. entirely too much involvement with the Parkers, and when he put on the spider-man costume I just knew he would be dead within a year :(
BRING BACK BEN!
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