Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #19

While Kaine attempts to keep everyone in the hotel and casino, who have been transported to an alternate dimension by Mysteria, safe from the murderous creatures, our other Scarlet Spider confronts Mysterio and his daughter to discover what the hell is going on.

It turns out Mysteria needed the hotel to vanish in order to get to a hidden temple beneath its foundations. Planning to murder her father and claim a demon's power as her own, things don't exactly go as planned for Mysteria (although Mysterio does get to play the role of a menacing Spidey villain for a few panels). With Mysterio's defeat, things appear to be wrapped up a bit neatly... although it looks like his not-so-dead daughter may not be quite done yet.

Given the lengths the story took to get Mysterio up to fighting strength, I was surprised how quickly the comic abandons what could have been a major villain for our heroes. We'll have to wait and see just what kind of fallout their is from the father/daughter actions. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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