Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scarlet Spider #14

Writer: Chris Yost
Artist: Khoi Pham

Guess what? Kaine died last issue, and we didn't even know it! And that's just page one of this month's Scarlet Spider. Chris Yost pays a visit to the horror genre to tell the second chapter of In the Midst of Wolves, which has not only Scarlet Spider going through a horrific afterlife encounter, but also has young Aracely running from the vicious Lobo siblings. Last issue's gruesome conclusion was only the beginning of a spine-chilling journey for Kaine through a nightmarish landscape where he comes across a creature from Spider-Man's past. Yost makes the whole experience feel like The Exorcist meets Aliens, a very well done sequence made even better by Khoi Pham's pencils; he is coming into his own after his stint in this title. More background info should have been given on the entity haunting Kaine and its connection to Spider-Man, but thanks to that jaw-dropping cliffhanger, this can be overlooked for now.

Kaine Parker by Khoi Pham and Antonio Fabela

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