And then Jessica Drew is much younger than Ben, but because she’s been through the Ultimate Universe, she’s lost a lot. The Ultimate Universe is a pretty grim place. Tons and tons of characters — friends of hers, people she’s fought with have died, and died for good. There aren’t a lot of resurrections in the Ultimate U. The city was destroyed and flooded, and her Peter Parker is dead. In a lot of ways, she has a more mature outlook on life than Ben Reilly does, because she’s lost a lot more.
— Mike Costa on the just-announced Scarlet Spiders miniseres