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Old 06-24-2021, 12:44 PM   #1
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Spider-Man Beyond: Ben Reilly Is Back!

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A bold new age of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is on the horizon!

Starting in October, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will return with a story so bombastic that it will take greatest team of web-writers and arachnid-artists ever assembled to tell it. Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Patrick Gleason, and Zeb Wells will team up on the thrice-monthly title to shake up the Spider-Man mythos in ways no one will see coming… The saga will kick off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75 where Ben Reilly will return to take back the mantle of Spider-Man. Backed by the Beyond Corporation, the captivating clone of Peter Parker is determined to be the best version of Spider-Man there ever was. And as yesterday’s teasers showed, this could have fatal consequences for Peter Parker…

Here’s what Editor Nick Lowe had to say about this daring new era of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN:

“The whole point of working on Spider-Man is trying to put new unliftable weights on top of him—physical, metaphysical, emotional, psychological—and seeing if he can lift them. But what if that weight truly is too heavy? What if someone with the exact same skills and formative years could do better? Ben Reilly is back and, with Aunt May and Uncle Ben’s lessons in the back of HIS mind as well, he’s here to step in where Peter Parker failed. Can he accomplish things the original Spider-Man never could? These questions are what sold me on this story.

“When Zeb Wells started building this story it became apparent that it needed a narrative velocity and a team of the best of the best to make it happen. So we gathered some of the greatest writers and artists in comics to join us and the story got even better and bigger and more surprising.

“Zeb has proven through AMAZING SPIDER-MAN “Shed”, SPIDER-MAN/DOC OCK: YEAR ONE, and HELLIONS that he will bring the balance of hilarity and emotional devastation. Kelly Thompson’s work on CAPTAIN MARVEL and BLACK WIDOW shows her to be the best mind for character work along with a fearless creativity that will keep you guessing. Saladin Ahmed is the rare writer who walks the tightrope of a book like his Eisner-Winning BLACK BOLT to his smash hit “Clone Saga” arc of MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN and his contributions shook us all. Fans from his time at the Distinguished Competition know Patrick Gleason isn’t only an artistic visionary (as proven recently from his Webhead covers) but also a highly-skilled writer whose Marvel debut is going to be the shot heard round the comics world. Cody Ziglar is a new name in comics, but the work he did for the upcoming Disney+ She-Hulk show and Rick and Morty showed us at Marvel that he is part of the next generation of Marvel superstar writers and he has not disappointed here.”

Fans will be able to get their first glimpse at what’s to come on August 14 in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM. Check out artwork above, and stay tuned for an upcoming announcement revealing which incredible artists will be joining this talented group of writers in what promises to be one of the most unpredictable runs in Spider-Man history!

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Old 06-24-2021, 01:12 PM   #2
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They're like "yeah, we really did cut Superior too short, let's try that again."

I'll give it a try. I haven't enjoyed ASM since Superior Spider-Man, but I'll give the new team a try. I think there may just be too much editorial mandate on this book for me to typically enjoy it though.
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Old 06-24-2021, 01:14 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2021, 03:34 PM   #4
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To be fair Ben Reilly has been back for some time. I've even been enjoying him and the other F-list heroes guesting in Cantwell's Iron Man even if the story doesn't seem all that Iron Man-esque.

There's really little doubt Peter will be back in the saddle by #900. I feel some sympathy with fans who feel that Spencer's run was about clearing away a lot of the baggage that has dogged the character since One More Day and were hoping for a period of more traditional Spider-Man stories before jumping into another big status quo shift. Still Spencer could have accomplished his goal in under half the time and he personally could have told some traditional Spidey stories.

From the synopsis this does sound very Superior Spider-Man 2.0 which is strange because proving himself Peter's better was never Ben's thing. Then again neither was bringing people back from the dead in cloned bodies or cosmic games with Death so...

90% of the time whenever a hero's identity is usurped it's usually done to point out why a lot of much asked for change is a be careful what you wish for scenario and reaffirms why the original is better. That was the whole point of Superior Spider-Man and I can't help but think this will be the whole point of Beyond too. That's exactly why it can't be Miles. The character is too valuable to Marvel to send the message he's any way a lesser version of Spider-Man whereas Ben is routinely been sh*t on by Marvel since Revelations so no change there.

Still as a fan it's nice to have the character back in a mainstream role and I'm curious how Beyond fits into all this. If nothing else I think this will probably back a better jumping off point to give the character a revival series than Clone Conspiracy.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:56 PM   #5
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I was always under the impression that the "Clone Saga" with Ben Reily was as maligned a 90's story line for Spider-Man as "The Crossing" & "teen Tony" was for Iron Man.....
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Old 06-24-2021, 07:09 PM   #6
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There is always a running theme in series where writers like to revisit a character or concept that was poorly received with older fans, and then tries to "bring them back" and reinvent them for a younger audience and hope they get popular the second time around.

I remember so many series where certain new characters were hated at first, then as years or decades went on the same said characters grew a fanbase and became incredibly popular.
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Old 06-25-2021, 01:15 AM   #7
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According to IGN, Peter's left 'depressed' at the end of Spencer's run and has to wrestle with his 'failures' as Spider-Man, so I think that lends strongly to my theory that Aunt May not only dies, but Peter becomes aware of the deal with Mephisto. A combination of both would absolutely end him as Spider-Man I feel, and it'd give his and MJ's relationship some drama as she tries to bring him out of his slump (we've seen something similar happen with Peter in the Into The Spider-Verse movie, only that version pushed MJ away)
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Old 06-26-2021, 05:42 AM   #8
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So I can't help but feel Newsarama are alluding to something with the "Best Spider-Man Stories Ever Told" List they put up. Placed at number ten is "The Gift" from The Clone Saga (the death of Aunt May) and number one is "Spider-Man No More". Considering Peter is out of commission by "Spider-Man Beyond", I figure this is an even bigger clue the likes of Newsarama can sense what's going on or actually know something we don't.

Then again, another Newsarama article (from the founder of the site no less) seems to be directly assuming Peter will die in Spider-Man Beyond, but again, different writers for each article.
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Old 06-27-2021, 06:07 AM   #9
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So I can't help but feel Newsarama are alluding to something with the "Best Spider-Man Stories Ever Told" List they put up. Placed at number ten is "The Gift" from The Clone Saga (the death of Aunt May) and number one is "Spider-Man No More". Considering Peter is out of commission by "Spider-Man Beyond", I figure this is an even bigger clue the likes of Newsarama can sense what's going on or actually know something we don't.

Then again, another Newsarama article (from the founder of the site no less) seems to be directly assuming Peter will die in Spider-Man Beyond, but again, different writers for each article.
I mean that's the buzz I heard, that Spider-Man is gonna 'die' and be replaced by Ben til whatever comic book wackiness brings him back.
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Old 06-27-2021, 08:50 AM   #10
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I mean that's the buzz I heard, that Spider-Man is gonna 'die' and be replaced by Ben til whatever comic book wackiness brings him back.
The buzz from IGN is Peter is just badly wounded and is 'depressed', I think there will be a death, but it's probably Aunt May given how much they're teasing a connection to OMD lately.
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Art team confirmed for Beyond

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Old 07-01-2021, 09:24 AM   #12
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It's a good team. I wish for a Spider-Man comic where they really shoot for the stars.
I've made the comparison to Batman before, but DC always goes for the hottest talent on the Batman books and I appreciate that. It doesn't mean they always get it right, but they go for it. Morrison, Snyder, King, Capullo, Kubert, Quitely - all stars. Spider-Man comic always feels like it's on a tight budget. They assume it will sell the same no matter what, most likely.
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