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Ken Ellis is a professional journalistic, and as such he has great investigative skills. He goes to virtually any lengths to get the scoop on his story, sometimes even if that means infiltrating restricted government facilities or risking his neck in dangerous situations. He also has a useful talent for coming up with a memorable moniker for a costumed hero or villain, or an eye-catching headline.
Little has been revealed of Ken Ellis' early life prior to becoming a reporter, but as a reporter at the Daily Bugle though, Ellis managed to make his first big splash was during the public debut of Ben Reilly, a clone of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) who decided to be a hero just like his "brother" was. Following a pitched battle between Reilly and Venom, Ellis wrote an article that claimed the new arachnid superhero was called the "Scarlet Spider" and he went on to describe him in great detail.
Over time, Ellis has earned a reputation as a talented, albeit sometimes arrogant, writer whose aggressive pursuit of stories earns him equal amounts of praise and trouble.
Ken Ellis was created by Terry Kavanagh the writer and Steven Butler the artist. His first appearance was in 1994's Web of Spider-Man #118.
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man (1985) #118
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Amazing Scarlet Spider (1995)
#2 Cable & Deadpool (2004)
- 'Caught in the Game - Cyberwar Part 2 of 4'
#24 Daily Bugle (1996)
- 'Sticky Situations'#28
- 'The Domino Principle, Part I: For King and Country'
#1 Green Goblin (1995)
- 'Front Page'#2
#12 Scarlet Spider (1995)
- 'Even the Brave can Fall!'
#1 Spectacular Scarlet Spider (1995)
- 'To Thine Own Self...'#2
- 'Along Came a Virtual Spider'
#2 Spider-Man (1990)
- 'Arachnis Ex Machina, Spider in the Machine'
#52 Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 2 of 4: Deadline'#53
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 4 of 4: Gathering Storms'#66
- 'The Return of Kaine, Part 4 of 4: End Game'#75
- 'Revelations, Part 4 of 4: Night of the Goblin!'
#8 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure (1995)
- 'Behind the Terror'#9
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 5 of 5: Unholy Alliances!'#11
- 'The Return of... Guest-Starring the Black Cat'#14
- 'Game's End'#22
- 'Poisoned Souls'
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Destiny's Web'#2
- 'The Thin Line'#3
- 'Skin Deep'#4
- 'To End The Begin'
Annual '96 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Heart & Soul'#409
- 'The Return of Kaine, Part 3 of 4: Of Wagers and Wars'
HC The Sensational Spider-Man (1996)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#346 Venom: Separation Anxiety (1994)
- 'The Story of the Year!'
#1 Web of Scarlet Spider (1995)
- 'Lost Souls'#3
- 'Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow'#4
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 3 of 4: Echoes of Silence'#120
- 'Lure of the Spider'#124
- 'The Mark of Kaine, Part 1 of 5: Walls'
Daily Bugle (Marvel)
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