Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #3

While the third issue of Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider does offer a cameo of Kaine on the hunt for his clone brother, the majority of the comic deals with Ben Reilly's fucked-up Las Vegas adventure. With his lies buying some time from Cassandra Mercury, at the cost of a bomb in his neck, Ben is at least able to breathe again. However, when a group of spider-clad would-be heroes decides to show up in the casino our protagonist springs into action, playing the hero whether he wants to or not (at least for a little while).

Like the previous two issues, Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #3 is a mixed bag. Reilly is still a wholly unlikable character and his antics (even the somewhat heroic ones) are self-serving. However, the comic does provide some fun moments such as our hero robbing the street heroes he saved in order to get himself a proper costume. Back in the red suit and hoodie, at least Ben is starting to look more the part. Now the question is how long do we have to wait before we see the original and current Scarlet Spiders square off? Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $3.99]

No comments: