Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #4 is on sale today.  Last month, our villain was revealed as the forgotten clone, Spidercide, and now Ben and his "brother" face off—in strange and unexpected ways. 

One more issue to go! 



  1. Another terrific chapter in Ben's saga. Nice to have more content from reliable Reilly. I had a few debates about potential twists in the tale in recent weeks and it appears Spidercide sort of addresses some of the points raised in those debates during his heated skirmish with Ben. The rest of the issue was packed with all of your best qualities, besides action there's psychology, body horror, and heart. I loved your personal responses in the letters page also, it means a lot to readers as much as we obviously mean a lot to you. Looking forward to the conclusion, and hope we can create more opportunities for this era to be further explored. All the best, and keep banking on Ben!

  2. So glad you enjoyed it, Zarius. And I love the phrase "Keep Banking on Ben"! It should be a t-shirt!

  3. Mr. DeMatteis, my name is harry townsend, you replied to my letter, and I wanted to let you know how much that meant to me….thank you so much!

  4. You are very welcome, Harry!

    Sorry this is coming up as anonymous. Having trouble with the site today. JMD

  5. Was this series intended to be an ongoing or was it always supposed to be a mini-series? Also, you are the best writer ever.

    1. Yes. Always a mini. And thank you for your kind words!