Ben Reilly is returning to the living - and to his most popular mantle - beginning in April's Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1, and now Marvel has revealed to Newsarama that by the time the first arc is complete, he will revert back to his classic, original costume. As mark the return, Mark Bagley has redrawn the originally-released cover to #1 to the image here at right.
This costume change isn't back-tracking the creators of the book according to Marvel, but rather a story-driven change leading Reilly back to the hoodie.
Here is the solicitation and covers for #1, due out 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