Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #14

The latest issue of Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider is a bit of a departure for the comic as the primary story focuses not on Ben Reilly but on the other Scarlet Spider, Kaine. Really the only thing you need to know about the issues is this: Kaine fights a hippopotamus dude who would fit right in with Bebop and Rocksteady. If that doesn't interest you, I don't know what to say (partially because there's really not much more to the issue). Still, Scarlet Spider versus Hippo!

Our title character does get a few pages, as he looks up an old Spider-Man villain who has located to Vegas. While attempting to scare Mysterio to stay on the straight and narrow path, Ben ends up only seeing a reflection of himself in the broken man who has been (like himself) literally to Hell and back and is attempting to put the shattered shards of his life back together.

You won't miss much skipping this issue, as the comic seems to be transitioning out of its last arc onto something new, but there is some fun to be had. (Did I mention the Hippo?). For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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