Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scarlet Spider #24

The series winds to a close leading into next month's final issue as Kaine decides to give up the role of hero after what Kraven the Hunter put his friends through (including one still fighting for his life in the hospital). He also faces new threats in a friend turned enemy, someone masquerading as Annabelle, Aracely's dark visions, and the arrival of his crazy one-night fling Zoe Walsh (who brings her rocket launcher with her for the unannounced visit to Kaine's hotel room).

Although the issue feels rushed, like writer Christopher Yost is trying to pack in as many ideas as possible (and hanging plotlines) into a single comic to set up next month's final issue, there's quite a bit here to enjoy including plenty of the title's trademark insanity and a cliffhanger that leaves the fate of nearly every single character from the series completely up in the air.

I'm going to miss this book, and although news has it that Scarlet Spider will be continuing to enjoy life with a new version of the New Warriors (hopefully with Aracely along for the ride and a Guardians of the Galaxy costume for Vance Astrovik) it won't be the same.  Worth a look.

[Marvel $2.99]

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