After returning from the dead during Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy and the announcement that he’ll be getting a brand new solo title in April, Ben Reilly the Scarlet Spider is also getting a costume change.
Reported by Newsarama, while Ben will start off the series Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider in a brand new modern costume before the end of Peter David & Mark Bagley’s first arc he’ll be back in the classic torn off hoodie original costume he wore in the 90s.
To mark the change, Bagley drew a brand new version of the series first issue cover to show off the original costume. Check out the new cover and the one originally released below.
According to Marvel the change is not a back tracking of the creative team’s story but something instead that they inserted organically into the storyline.
The first issue of Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider arrives on April 26.
BEN REILLY: THE SCARLET SPIDER #1
PETER DAVID (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY GREG LAND VARIANT COVER BY TOM LYLE
VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned — and the controversy has only BEGUN! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life…and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Come witness what will be the most talked about comic of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99