1995 Sensational Spider-Man #1
With the fuss over Superior Spider-Man #1 and Octospidey I remembered the 1st time Peter Parker was replaced as Spider-Man with the launch of a new series when Ben Reilly assumed the mantle in 1995 Sensational Spider-Man #1! Reilly was supposed to be the REAL Peter Parker who had been replaced by a clone. But Marvel had an OUT by switching back a year later with the return of Norman Osborne who had masterminded the clone plot. Just like last page of Superior is an out.
I know Peter will return but I do not care to follow Octospidey until then. This story should have started sooner climaxing in Amazing #700 and having Peter start as Spidey again in Supwrior #1!
And to think I was against a BLONDE Ben Reilly!
Madame Web, Dr Strange, or Prof X, please help Peter home!