Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #22

Ben Reilly and Kaine both follow their own leads which will lead both Scarlet Spiders to the Diogenes Initiative. For Kaine that means sneaking into the top secret facility and getting chased around by a giant two-headed dog before getting taking down by Nakano (although, to be fair, she did cheat).

Reilly has a much different introduction to the group, walking in the front door and finding Jezebel and Gabriel who offer the hero the one thing he has been searching for: a cure for Abigail Mercury. They also give Ben his clone brother back (albeit hogtied and grumpy as hell).

There are certainly big questions her about Gabriel and the true motivations of the Initiative. They obviously deserve more scrutiny. But for now, Ben has a cure (of sorts) for Abigail. Will choosing to use it cause more conflict with Kaine or possible unforeseen ramifications somewhere down the line? With the dying girl's life in his hands, can Ben afford not to use the angel's blood? Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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