Scarlet Spider #13

Scarlet Spider #13

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Khoi Pham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating


  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Jan 10, 2013

    If you're looking for a title that isn't up to its neck in Avengers or X-Men and if you're looking for something really story driven as opposed to franchise driven, pick up Scarlet Spider. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jan 9, 2013

    But all in all, this is a very good issue and a great start of a new story arc. There's a lot of unanswered questions this issue. Unanswered questions and a cliffhanger that will no doubt leave you waiting for issue #14. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Jan 14, 2013

    Yost and Pham deliver yet another solid issue of Scarlet Spider, and while I admit I still miss Ryan Stegman on this title (though I'm glad he's on Superior Spider-Man), this title remains one of the best books Marvel has on the shelves these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - vannarysok Jan 12, 2013

    The arrival of ‘The Wolves’ sets this arc nicely for a heavier tone with a feeling that some mystic forces may come to play. The pace didn’t falter and there were no extra unnecessary portions. There’s also a great fight scene that keeps you on the edge of your seat and then by the end of the issue, you want more. There is suddenly an air of imminent danger and it’s been an enjoyable series so far. As Yost delves deeper into Kaine’s struggles to become a man, he has fun challenging himself with the question “What is Kaine capable of?” All I know now is that Kaine is more than just a killer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 9, 2013

    I'm loving the extra focus on Aracely and Yost's latest story has a whole world of possibilities in store for us. While this issue didn't blow me away or anything, it was yet another very amusing and good looking entry in Kaine's series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 9, 2013

    Scarlet Spider #13 is another excellent release that delivers an engaging adventure all the way to its cliffhanger finish. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - ChrisDeneen Jan 14, 2013

    Once again Chris Yost brings us a great issue. Its obvious that this arc will finally shed some light on some things readers have been wondering about since the series started out. At the same time we are getting some powerful villains who feel like they will really give Scarlet-Spider a challenge. This issue is pretty much non-stop action but it delivers a fair amount of story progression as well. While Kaine may not have a signature arch enemy yet its obvious he is going to rack up quite the rogues gallery. I look forward very intently to the next issue. Once again Scarlet-Spider delivers a solid story with great action and character development. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 9, 2013

    Now, who knows what direction Superior Spider-Man will go? Will it be a tale of retribution for Doc Ock, or will it be a quest to balance a dark nature with a sense of humanistic responsibility? If either of these themes are the case, they may be redundant, as Scarlet Spider has been exploring these ideas for well over a year!One does hope Kaine will meet Ock and compare notes about living in Peter's skin, sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 11, 2013

    Scarlet Spider has been a very good book about a morally-compromised character trying to fight the good fight anyway. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that Dan Slott wanted a piece of that action in the flagship book. However, we can't help but feel Superior Spider-Man is biting off too much of Scarlet Spider's niche. Hopefully, they can make it different enough that one won't doom the other. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 15, 2013

    Between Kaine taking out the smuggling lowlifes and fighting off the werewolves who have come to collect Aracely (yeah, this one has werewolves) we get a bizarre dream sequences of the telepathic young woman full of Mayan imagery and predestination. But we'll have to wait at least a month to figure out what it all means and just how a bloodied and beaten Scarlet Spider survives being eaten alive by werewolves. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jan 11, 2013

    This was a very interesting issue. I've been waiting to find out more about Aracely and this was a great step in that direction. I'm also liking Kaine's internal struggle, as he decides if he's still the man he used to be, or if he's the hero he wants to be. The Wolves are interesting and I'm wondering how they plan on getting wishes by using Aracely, Yost really set a lot of questions in motion which I can't wait to get answers to. I will say the ending surprised me, how is Kaine going to heal from being eaten by Werewolves... I...I don't even know what to expect, so i guess that's a good thing in terms of keeping me interested, which I definitely am after that ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 11, 2013

    There's a great deal of buzz going on for the end of "Amazing Spider-Man" and the beginning of "Superior Spider-Man," but this book is pretty darn enjoyable as well. It has plenty of action and doesn't have as much baggage as the other two titles. "Scarlet Spider" #13 is a solid superhero comic that does a good job of layering plots and subplots, motivating the protagonist and inspiring heroism in the titular character. It also drops a cliffhanger on the reader, certain to inspire a return next month as well as a certain amount of anxiety in between. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 14, 2013

    Now, werecoyotes, that would be something to see. But consider them trademarked as of this moment! Somebody get me Marvel on the phone… Read Full Review

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