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It’s kind of tragic how Ben Reilly died thinking of his niece who he would never get to meet and who would never get to hear about him because she was stillborn.

However in the MC2 universe May Parker was allowed to grow up and when she becomes Spider-Girl it’s Ben’s costume she wears and it’s his web shooters she puts on, in a way Mayday is Ben Reilly’s legacy as much as she is Peter’s.

It’s also bittersweet that despite never meeting each other they always thought of each other. Ben always protected and cared for MJ when she was pregnant (and even before she was pregnant I might add) and worried about her baby’s health. Ben also anxiously awaited baby May’s birth as much as her parents did. Mayday occasionally thinks about her Uncle Ben, she asks Peter questions about him (even if Peter hasn’t told her the entire truth) and despite not having known him she considers him a hero and thinks fondly of him, she even gets upset with Kaine when she finds out he used to torment Ben.

Also Ben’s other legacy, his unknown to anyone but Kaine son, Reilly Tyne protects and guides her as the vigilante known as Darkdevil.

So yeah despite never meeting the bond between this Ben and May is a strong one.

Panels from Spider-Man vol 1 #75 and Spider-Girl #44


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↳ Kaine Parker aka Scarlet Spider

I’m going to kill Peter Parker. I’m going to find everyone who pushed me into being a better person. Who urged me to do the right thing and be a hero. Then I’m going to kill them, because this? Is not what I signed up for.   


On this day 20 Years ago Spider-Man and his wife regained their greatest enemy and lost their brother and child.

It was a heartbreaking story but a nevertheless powerful one.

I salute Revelations on it’s 20th anniversary.

Some of the current Spider-people of the Marvel Multiverse.

So I did this a little while back for some of the different recent DC speedsters in current continuity so here’s the same but for Spider-people and Marvel. The focus being on the ones in current circulation and there are definitely a lot I missed off but I think I got a lot of the main ones.

1. Peter Parker/The Amazing Spider-Man

2. Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man

3. Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099

4. Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman

5. Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman

6. Cindy Moon/Silk

7. Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider/Spider-Man

8. Otto Octavius/The Superior Spider-Man

9. Kaine Parker/Scarlet Spider

10. Mary Jane Watson/Spinneret

11. Annie May Parker

And those were all the ones I cared enough to hunt through the comics I have to find pics for. Obviously there’s a lot more Spider-people in general (Spider-Man Noir, how I love thee) but, as I said before, these I think are most of the ones important in current continuity. Though I will admit that I have not read any Spider book outside of Renew Your Vows (which is amazing) in some time.

Can I get two things straight please.

Recently I heard a certain..boisterous shall we say Spider-Man fan make two statements that boiled down to

a)      Ben Reilly was a carbon copy of Peter as evidenced by his sacrificing his life for him in Revelations


b)      Doc Ock is probably Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis because he killed Peter in Superior.

Here’s why one statement is illogical as a criticism and the other is straight up bullshit.

So starting off with the first one, Ben was not merely a carbon copy of Peter. But yes in sacrificing his life for Peter in Revelations he  did something Peter would’ve done.

And that was the fucking point.

Ben Reilly, whilst believing himself to be the real Peter Parker and Peter a clone of him, a clone who’d lived 5 years of what should have been Ben’s life, willingly gave up his life to save Peter.

He made a heroic sacrifice, the kind of which Peter has been willing to make countless times.

Only he wasn’t the real Peter Parker, he was a clone.

The point being that the nature of his birth was irrelevant. He was as much of a person and as much of a hero as Peter was, making the fundamental point of the Clone Saga that how you live your life is more important than where you come from.

As for the Superior thing, I’ve said this multiple times before (although this particular Spider-Man fan refuses to listen) but Otto neither killed Peter nor is he his greatest foe.

Call me crazy but surely Spider-Man’s greatest villain should be the most VILLAINOUS person to him personally, since the series is you know…about his life.

I get how you might argue that taking over his body would be the worst thing to ever happen to someone so that villain should take the crown.

But as should be bloody obvious to anyone who’s read enough Spider-Man, peter cares much more about others than he does himself. The suffering of innocent people, let alone his friends and family is all much more important to him than any pain and suffering visited upon himself.

So we have Doc Ock taking over his body vs say, Norman Osborn killing Gwen Stacy, faking Harry’s death, faking Aunt May’s death, convincing him he’s a clone, rendering Flash Thompson brain damaged, maybe killing his kid, killing Ben Reilly, causing emotional pain for his wife and also literally torturing him for over a week with trippy drugs to turn him into his son…and sending him out to attack his friends whilst doing that. And then Peter has to live with that crap afterwards, in particular having to live with the pain of losing his loved ones.


Hmmmm, I wonder which MIGHT be worse from Peter’s point of view????????????


Yeah…Otto doesn’t even come close to the top spot, even if he did kill peter.

Which by the way, he didn’t.

Despite reading and commenting upon stories which make this point explicitly clear, this particular Spider-Man fan continues to act as though Doc ock killed Spider-Man in ASM #700 when that never happened. The Peter who died in otto’s body was a copy of Peter’s mind, not the real deal. The real deal remained in his own body, hence Ghost peter and so forth.


Goliath Spider

Scarlet Widow

Ghost Spider

Bones Spider


I made Spider-times for all! The photo set is canon chars obviously, while down below it are the USM Clones (and my OC) while below this are some shippy-hearts featuring my couples and the more popular ships in general that I’m aware of. All with clear bg; feel free to use just link back.





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