Subsequent month Spider-Man clone Ben Reilly is about to take over the Spidey mantle as the brand new Wonderful Spider-Man artistic crew takes over the title. It’s an excellent time to be a Ben Reilly fan, particularly since in the present day Marvel introduced a brand new Ben Reilly: Spider-Man e-book from legendary comics author J.M. DeMatteis.
DeMatteis isn’t any stranger to the Internet Slinger having penned influential and celebrated Spidey tales akin to “Kraven’s Final Hunt.” Furthermore, DeMatteis was among the many creators concerned within the notorious Clone Saga occasion of the ’90s that launched Ben Reilly, so returning to this period of Spider-Man is correct up his alley. Becoming a member of DeMatteis is artist David Baldeón whose most up-to-date Marvel initiatives had been on the X-Males e-book illustrating titles akin to Domino and X-Issue. The artwork crew may also embody colorist Israel Silva. The artistic crew took to Twitter to share some inside paintings.
That is going to be one lovely trying e-book! pic.twitter.com/LgyPTgWbyF
— J.M. DeMatteis (@JMDeMatteis) September 15, 2021
— David #TheOneTrueSpiderMan Baldeón (@david_baldeon) September 15, 2021
— Israel #TheOneTrueSpiderMan Silva (@IsraelSilvaArt) September 15, 2021
Exploring an earlier time within the Spider-Man historical past, this Ben Reilly sequence is described in the identical vein because the current Symbiote Spider-Man sequence from author Peter David and artist Greg Land.
Right here’s how DeMatteis described engaged on the sequence and collaborating with Baldeón:
“What I’ve at all times discovered fascinating about Ben Reilly is that he’s Peter Parker—and but he’s not. Life has taken Ben on a wierd, twisted path and altered him, typically for the higher, typically for the more severe; however, like Peter, he’s a person who’s continuously striving to do the proper factor, even when he doesn’t at all times succeed. Ben is splendidly, painfully human, immensely relatable—and our new BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN sequence permits me to dive even deeper into Ben’s psyche, to discover him in new and, I hope, attention-grabbing methods.
“Having David Baldeón bringing this story to visible life has been the icing on the cake. David’s work is extremely dynamic. Fluid and highly effective. He nails the large moments—we’ve received some main antagonists going up in opposition to Ben—however he at all times holds tight to the characters’ humanity, in order that even the smallest, quietest moments shine and have resonance.
“It’s been a real pleasure returning the Spider-Verse and reuniting with my outdated buddy, Ben.”
Try the duvet by Steve Skroce and Dave Stewart under and search for Ben Reilly: Spider-Man to reach in shops in January.
BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS
Artwork by DAVID BALDEÓN
Cowl by STEVE SKROCE & DAVID STEWART