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‘Origin of the Species’ gives Peter Parker time to reflect — and maybe readers a new Spider-Man?

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Last Thursday CBR posted a lengthy interview with Amazing Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker about all things Spider-Man, from the “One Moment in Time” storyline to his role in the upcoming Shadowland event.

He also talked about what comes next for the wall crawler after O.M.I.T. — a storyline called “Origin of the Species.” Here’s what Wacker said:


“For the couple of months coming out of “One Moment in Time,” we’re going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter’s life that we’ve been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, ‘Origin of the Species.’ It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that’s happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we’ve already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we’ve done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker’s time as Spider-Man.”

“…a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we’ve done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker’s time as Spider-Man.” It’s also teased again at the end of the interview: “… whenever we have our new Spider-Man…”

Fans on the CBR forum are speculating on what this means — perhaps a return of everyone’s favorite clone, Ben Reilly? What do you guys think?