Scarlet Spider #20

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

SIBLING RIVALRY -- PART TWO! • Scarlet Spider has come to New York City to check on his ‘brother’ Spider-Man! But their reunion has been interrupted by an army of mutant spider-clones! • Can Spider-Man and Kaine put aside their differences to deal with the Jackal?

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 17, 2013

    I think this was a successful wrap-up to the two-part story. Kaine gets a lot of great moments to shine, and the battle with the Jackal is used as a backdrop to build the two main characters, which is the best way to do a crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 18, 2013

    With the Jackal's survival things are far from over, and I'm happy to say the next issue teases the return of the first hero (in some form) to go under the name of the Scarlet Spider. I can't wait to see what the return of both his degeneration and Ben Reilly means for Kaine. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 14, 2013

    Stunning artwork and a strong serving of emotion helps SCARLET SPIDER #20 rise above the chunk of its fairly straightforward tale. It's absolutely an able jumping on point and wraps up with a whole lot of promise. Kaine continues to serve as a gripping lead and this is looking to be yet another adventure of his that I'll definitely follow. Lastly, if you've been wondering how Marvel plans on reintroducing a certain blue hoodie wearing individual, then you'll want to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 16, 2013

    As Spider-comics go, "Scarlet Spider" has been the unexpected gem of the Marvel Universe, boldly experimenting -- mainly because it can. "Scarlet Spider" #20 continues that trend with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider reluctantly working together, coming to the agreement that neither of them truly knows the other as well as they thought. Yost and Burnham provide plenty of fodder for future adventures, as the old Parker luck kicks into high gear for Kaine. I wouldn't have it any other way and look forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Aug 16, 2013

    If you've been enjoying Scarlet Spider this book is worth reading and it looks like we'll have plenty of awesome stories to come, if you're only thinking about getting it to finish the Superior Team-Up, this book may make you want to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Aug 15, 2013

    Great toss-up to the clone saga at the end. Spidercide 2.0 made me laugh out loud. I look back on the clone saga fondly, which puts me in the minority. I was young and naive back then. Reminds me of simpler times with convoluted stories. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 14, 2013

    I can't say this was the best two parter and this second part feels more like dead weight than the first. The first part at least had some great action sequences. The art looks great here, but it's very stiff. It's also unclear what the point of this story is besides setting up future stories. It's too bad more couldn't be done with Gwen Stacy too. She seems to be yet another symbolic prize for the hero and nothing more. Read Full Review

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