Who Is Ben Reilly?: Spider-Verse Prerequisites Part 2 (Matt) CBTM007
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“Spider-Verse” is a Marvel event starting during the fall of 2014. In this event, every Spider-Man from the entire Marvel multiverse will be featured during the course of the story. In order to prepare for this huge spider-centric event, one of the Comic Book Time Machine hosts, Matt Anderson, will be reading important story arcs that set up “Spider-Verse.”In the second episode of our “Spider-Verse Prerequisites,” Matt is joined by his friend, Ben Avery, as they give their opinions on the controversial Spider-Man storyline from the 1990’s, “The Clone Saga.” Ben Reilly is the main focus in this 1990’s story, so instead of going issue-by-issue, the Time Travelers unpack the history of this divisive character.
Ben Reilly’s first appearance as the Spider-Man clone was in The Amazing Spider-Man #149 – Cover date: October 1975
Ben Reilly’s first appearance as Ben Reilly was in Spider-Man #51 – Cover date: October 1994
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