Benjamin "Ben" Reilly (also known as the Scarlet Spider, the second Spider-Man and Spider-Carnage) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. He is a clone of Peter Parker (Spider-Man), and is prominent in the Clone Saga. He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #149 (October 1975).
Reilly was first featured as Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #149. The issue was later revisited in What If (vol. 1) #30.
The character returns to the comics during the Clone Saga, which ran from October 1994 to December 1996 through all five of the then running Spider-Man titles, Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Spectacular Spider-Man. Between November 1995 and December 1995, Scarlet Spider replaced Spider-Man in the four featured Spider-titles, becoming The Amazing Scarlet Spider, Web of Scarlet Spider, Scarlet Spider, Scarlet-Spider Unlimited, and The Spectacular Scarlet Spider. Reilly was also featured prominently in the supplemental material provided for the storyline including: Spider-Man: The Lost Years and Spider-Man: Clone Journals. The storyline would later be revisited in What If (vol. 2) #86.
Reilly was passed the mantle of Spider-Man and was featured through the Spider-Man titles Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Sensational Spider-Man which replaced Web of Spider-Man as an ongoing monthly title. Reilly remained as the featured Spider-Man between January 1996 until December 1996. During this period, the character also was featured in DC vs. Marvel.
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