Thats right, off the back of the mini-series Spider-Man: The Clone Saga comes this news. Howard Mackie, co-writer of the mini-series and a writer on titles like Web of Spider-Man and the Amazing Spider-Man, has told fans, on spidermancrawlspace.com, that he and Tom DeFalco (Spectacular Spider-Girl) have pitched an ongoing series to Marvel for Ben Reilly.
Those who read the mini-series would know this by now, but in that alternate timeline Ben Reilly is alive and well! Looks like the series would continue off from where that mini-series left the character. Here is what Howard had to say to the guys from the crawlspace:
Thanks, Brad. I truly appreciate all the kind words, and that Tom gets all the blame for the minor negatives! Tom and I would LOVE to continue with Ben– and have pitched a series– but that is Marvel’s call. Maybe a grassroots movement would help? Thanks again.
Here are the details needed for those who wish to send something through snail mail:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
417 5th. Avenue
New York, NY 10016
You should attention it to either Joe Quesada, Tom Brevoort or Stephen Wacker. Better yet, send each of them mail! You can also send emails to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com!
I know I will be sending mail…and I am wondering how much it will cost to send mail from Australia! Hey, I want it that bad! Who else wants to see a new number 1 for a Ben Reilly ongoing?!?!? A new version of this:
would be something I would LOVE to see!
On a side note concerning everyones favorite Spider-Clone, Marvel has announced 2 volumes that will start collecting the 90s Clone Saga! The first volume is going to be hitting stores on March 31st and the second will be released on May 19th!
Also, those who haven’t been following Tom DeFalco’s series for Spider-Girl, a brand new number 1 issue is going to be released May 5th. This is the ongoing series that will never die! The Spectacular Spider-Girl once again has an ongoing series! Know why does it keeps returning? Because the fans want it too!!! Proof of that when fans support a character, Marvel listens!
Another new tidbit from your Friendly Neighborhood Corpsman, Nova#1!