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Spider Suit #9: The 1990s Scarlet Spider

~Excerpt from Amazing Spider-Man #399 (1995)

The next most dazzling version of the Spider-Man ensemble comes from the 1990's, or better a clone of Peter Parker from Amazing Spider-Man #149 (1975), who later appeared with his own rendition of a Spidey suit during the 90's. This one, a mostly crimson bodysuit with a blue vest, has come to be known as the Scarlet Spider version.

For the purposes of this countdown, we'll call it the 1990 Scarlet Spider version, and you'll learn why soon enough.

Ben Reilly is, or was, the original Scarlet Spider and he came at us through the machinations of a diabolical fiend known as The Jackal. In all guises, this super-villain has been ruining Spider-Man's life for a long, long time, and it was only inevitable that one day, he would create a clone of Parker. Unfortunately for him, though, Reilly became a force for good, sporting this Spidey-wear which received lots of approvals back then. To this day, you'll catch glimpses of this costume in video games and on missions in the Marvel Universe.

Other notable features of the 1990 Scarlet Spider suit are web shooters and a utility belt worn on the outside and leather straps for the ankles. The entirety of the webbing design disappeared altogether; one of the most popular features of this set were the ghostly large eyes drawn in a ghoulish fashion.

The Top 10 Costumes of Spider-Man is a Countdown provided by The Superheroes List, preparing Comic Book Fans for the upcoming movie, The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. If you're a Spider-Man enthusiast, join in and check out the fun as we sort through all his popular and, sometimes most wacky, Spidey designs.

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