RUMOR: Identity of New Ultimate Spider-Man

With Peter Parker's demise in the Ultimate universe, Marvel is cryptically teasing away that someone will don the Spider-Man costume in his absence. One prevalent rumor is that a familiar name but unfamiliar face will don the red and blue.

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By Mark Julian - 7/11/2011











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Could Earth 1610 Ben Reilly be the new Spidey?

The new Spider-Man in the Marvel Ultimate Universe is set to debut in Ultimate Fallout #4. Internet rumors are running strong across the web that the new Spider-Man will be none other than Ben Reilly. Not to be confused with everyone's favorite clone of the 616, the ultimate version is not a clone of Peter's. From the Marvel wiki:

In the Ultimate Universe, Ben Reilly an African-American lab assistant at Empire State University, working with Curt Connors. He was involved in the creation of Ultimate Carnage by combining DNA from Curt Connors with that of Spider-Man, blended with ingredients from "The Suit" (better known as Venom), making Ultimate Carnage something of a clone of Spider-Man. Incidentally, he refers to Carnage (before its escape) as "Little Ben". At the end of the arc, he stole a second Spider-Man blood sample from the lab.

It was revealed that after Ben took the blood sample, he managed to create the five Spider-Man clones while under the employ of the CIA.



There's also a rumor that the new Spider-Man will be featured in the new Disney cartoon show but that seems highly unlikely. A trailer is expected to be shown at the San Diego Comic-Con so we wont have long to wait for answers.









"Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics that debuted in August 2009 as part of the relaunch of Ultimate Marvel under the new "Ultimate Comics" imprint. It serves as a continuation of Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as an all-new series. Starting with the publication of the series' sixteenth issue (January 2011), Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man resumed the numbering of Ultimate Spider-Man (the series had already taken back the Ultimate Spider-Man title in the comic book's legal indicia with issue 3). The numbering will change again after issue 160 through the upcoming Ultimate Universe Reborn relaunch in August.



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JatevinM - 7/11/2011, 12:23 PM
This is being done I can almost gaurantee you so that in the future Donald Glover can pull an War Machine in the new Spiderman series.
Hellsing - 7/11/2011, 12:26 PM
its been more or less confirmed that Peter Parkers the spidey in the toon coming up
DoctorAlgernopKrieger - 7/11/2011, 12:29 PM
if it is Reilly then I'm disappointed cause i was hoping for Ultimate Miguel O'Hara
BIGBMH - 7/11/2011, 12:35 PM
They had a video of the cartoon online featuring Spiderman and Mary Jane. I highly doubt they go with anyone other than Peter for that.

As for the new Spider-man, I doubt it's going to be Ben Reilly. Nobody is really very invested in that character. I wouldn't mind seeing him explored though. I think Eddie Brock is a good possibility.
MovieTheaterLad - 7/11/2011, 12:40 PM
I'm going to assume that they're going to do what they did in Force Unleashed 2, and make a clone of him whom they wish to order around.
plasticman - 7/11/2011, 12:54 PM
Johnny Storm RETURNS as Spiderman!!!
Devastator335 - 7/11/2011, 1:01 PM
Spidey can't die! Damn you Marvel. :(
Deadpool13 - 7/11/2011, 1:04 PM
a black spiderman= failllllllllllllll
Vandal - 7/11/2011, 1:05 PM
I haven't read Ultimate Spider-Man in a long time, but was "Gwen Stacy" able to become other people and have Spider-man type powers?
jazzman - 7/11/2011, 1:22 PM
@grif

yeah in different universe
HelaGood - 7/11/2011, 1:28 PM
lame
TheFlyingGarcia - 7/11/2011, 1:32 PM
i thought spidey wus gonna be a black guy now......
warhatchet - 7/11/2011, 1:33 PM
Why is it that every new incarnation has to be black ?
jazzman - 7/11/2011, 1:40 PM
@MarvelWeiner

yes another version of Ben Reilly is black this is old

@Deadpool13

how is it a fail we already had a Japanese Spider-Man and Indian Spider-Man.

BIGBMH - 7/11/2011, 1:56 PM
Deadpool13= racist
plasticman - 7/11/2011, 1:59 PM
Nice, jazzman. What about the Australian Spiderman? Is he a Wiggle?
spidermonkeyman - 7/11/2011, 2:01 PM
What is the big deal if we have a black super hero? I for one am glad my favorite hero is now gonna look like me.
jazzman - 7/11/2011, 2:05 PM
@plasticman

heres the real Australian Spider Man

technodrome518 - 7/11/2011, 2:06 PM
I'm so lost in the Marvel Universe...Parker is dead!!! How did he die? When did this happen?
plasticman - 7/11/2011, 2:09 PM
Thank you, jazzman. Thank you.
jazzman - 7/11/2011, 2:11 PM
@plasticman

your welcome LMAO :p
Mrcool210 - 7/11/2011, 2:13 PM
another clone saga. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK
marvel72 - 7/11/2011, 2:14 PM
well this sounds shit,i'm glad i don't read this crap.
OtakuPapi - 7/11/2011, 2:21 PM
Marvel is reaching with this one smdh
StuckInPanels - 7/11/2011, 2:27 PM
Isn't INVINCIBLE over at IMAGE doing the same thing. They are introducing an African American male in the INVINCIBLE costume
drykillogic22 - 7/11/2011, 2:33 PM
Other Ethnicities other than Whites enjoy these characters and stories, as well as supports them. i don't see why having More culturally diverse core characters are a problem. Certainly would help break alot of stereotypes
08890 - 7/11/2011, 2:37 PM
Ever since Straczynski's run on ASM finished, it's been steadily down hill. Although they had one or two decent storylines during Dark Reign.
Jimdlux - 7/11/2011, 2:40 PM
@spidermonkeyman

Please don't tell me you are a black guy who just made a "all black people look alike" joke...

Personally I don't mind having black superheros, heck, usually they are badass (i.e. Blade, Steel, War Machine, Cyborg, Falcon, Black Lightning...yeah that's right I went old school). I do have a problem with killing off a classic character and replacing them with black character just to pretend to be politically correct. OK, spider-man died, do we need a black spider-man? Only if it makes sense.

I mean its not like Marvel and DC only run white hero comics. There are alot of black heroes, but they just aren't popular enough. Are comic books racist? Well, the most famous comics were created in a time when racism was high. Batman, a white millionaire, Wonder Woman, a Greek amazon who so happens to look like a white supermodel, Superman, an alien who so happens to look like a white guy. I think as long as their ideals are intact, regardless of their origins, They aren't racist. Does that mean there are more white comic fans then black comic fans? I don't know and I don't think it matters, as long as the characters are true to themselves.

If it ever becomes public that that was the reason for a black Spider-man, then I think that comic will die quickly.
Hannibal_King - 7/11/2011, 2:44 PM
If it was Ultimate Miquel O'Hara I would have to buy the series.
Despite the $3.99 an issue price tag.
wade1210 - 7/11/2011, 2:52 PM
He should look like Donald Glover

donald glover Pictures, Images and Photos
Bartman87 - 7/11/2011, 3:35 PM
Never read the Ultimate Spider-man Series but do currently read the Amazing Spider-Man. Plus everyone knows that heroes always come back from the dead.
luckylu - 7/11/2011, 3:43 PM
they should just kill all ultimate characters
batmanrises - 7/11/2011, 3:44 PM
Black Spider-Man? Oh wow some of the fanboys are loading up their pitchforks and torches and heading over to the Marvel offices as we speak.

"New York City?! Get the rope."
TChallaTchaka - 7/11/2011, 4:11 PM
@Spidermonkeyman

As nice as it would be to have the comic book hero look like you, the fact of the matter is people don't typically like change especially racial ones even in the comic book world.

Even if its for more equal representation, they still don't want that. Just keep things the way they are they say. Why change it they ask.

That should send up a red flag ( no pun intended).

Moreover, I am sure most of the people who don't want this character to change (temporarily) are not a person of color to begin with. Not to say that there aren't persons of color that don't want him to change but I would not be surprised if the majority of people who are against this or resistant to the possibility of this change are not persons of color.

Throw a few crums here and there and say you have black heroes... they are just not popular but the majority of superheros are white and a hand full of white superheroes just so happen to be the most popular.

As Jimdlux put it more or less, these heroes were created during a time when the government was an official institution of racism. Where the doctrine but separate but equal was a federal law. Persons of color had very little rights if any. For people to not want things to change during this "supposed"
post-racial age should tell you something

Again look at the blokes who are saying he should not be changed and you will see it is not persons of color (in general)

I am not pointing the finger and saying who or who is not racist. You and anyone else can figure that out by themselves by connecting the dots.

slainte mo charaid
NextHero08 - 7/11/2011, 4:19 PM
Ok, does Peter Parker matter anymore cuz Marvel cant seem to make up their mind and if they were gonna use a black guy, why give him a used name? Why not make him a character all his own? This is why I dont bother with Spider-man comics, a black spider-man is kool but this isn't how it should be done. Shoulda left Peter alone, the real Spider-man forever.
BIGBMH - 7/11/2011, 4:23 PM
Everyone has pretty much settled into the idea that there will be a new person taking up the Spider-man identity in the Ultimate Universe. Why now that there's a POSSIBILITY that it's going to be a black guy, is there uproar? People are down for Ultimate Miguel O'Hara or any number of other random people, but if it's a black guy, all of a sudden that's all the character is about? They're not making Peter Parker black. They're telling the story of another character. If that character happens to be a black guy now, does that somehow make things radically different than if they chose to make it some random white guy?

I'm not saying I want this to happen. If I had my way, we'd keep going with Peter Parker. All I'm saying is, don't be so quick to assume that if they're making the new Spider-man black
A. The character's "blackness" is going to be the focus
B. It's going to somehow ruin things.
arachnid - 7/11/2011, 4:41 PM
marvel is terrible
TChallaTchaka - 7/11/2011, 4:43 PM
@Jimdlux

"OK, spider-man died, do we need a black spider-man? Only if it makes sense."

How does it make sense for spider-man to be black or white. That my friend is arbitrary given that any person black, brown, white or yellow could easily fit the profile of Peter Parker aka Spider-man because the conditions of his life and his experience can be identified with many youths growing up in urban/suburban areas.

It just so happens that Spider-man was created during a racist era by white men. Now based on that, it makes sense why he 'is' white and have always been white. Why on earth would white men make him (during that time) or any of the popular superheros yellow or green? Despite there being a "few" comic book heroes of color...

Because they are not men of color themselves. Because during this time racial inequality in every social category and experience was the norm during this era.

Remember that spider-man was created in 1962 when the racial tension between blacks and whites were high. Blacks demanded to be treated as first class citizens.. To stop being oppressed, exploited and degraded.

In addition, schools had not even desegregated (1954) Brwon v Board... contrary to popular belief. Just look at the litigation following Brown v. Board II e.g. Post-Adams litigation which led all the way up to 1992. And even now schools in California for example are more segregated than in the 1950s

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/2-us-schools-are-more-segregated-today-than-in-the-1950s-source/


All I am saying is Spider-man's skin color is arbitrary. It just so happens that he was created by certain people during a certain age which had a direct effect on his racial identity.

cheers m8

JoshJones - 7/11/2011, 5:13 PM
Ultimate Universe should've been concluded after Ultimates 2. That being said, I don't give a [frick] what ethnicity Spider-Man is. If he's not Peter Parker, he's not Spider-Man.
fadersdream - 7/11/2011, 5:41 PM
Even with this rumor i'm pretty sure it's going to be miguel o'hara.

aka spider-man 2099. especially since the big reveal can easily be timed with the release of the next game.
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