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.
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.
To celebrate Venom reaching 150 issues in May, the return of Eddie Brock as Venom, and this blog reaching over 2,000 followers, I pieced together all 150 Venom titles into one image. Thanks for all the support guys and long live Venom!
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-Manvol 1 #75 and Spider-Girl #44
Recently I heard a certain..boisterous shall we say
Spider-Man fan make two statements that boiled down to
Ben Reilly was a carbon copy of Peter as
evidenced by his sacrificing his life for him in Revelations
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
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
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.
Peter David (W), Mark Bagley (A/C) * Ben Reilly is back in the blue, and right on time for his big showdown with Cassandra Mercury and her strongman, Slate! *
But Mercury and her minions aren’t the only people who have it in for
Ben. Kaine does, too, and he won’t stop until he brings Ben in…dead or
alive! 32 pages, $3.99.
PETER DAVID (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)
• With enemies bearing down on him from every side, Ben Reilly’s running out of options and running out of time!
• It doesn’t help that one of the people out for Ben’s blood is his spider-powered web-slinging sibling KAINE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99