Scarlet Spider #4

Scarlet Spider #4

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
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Kaine’s Dark Past Comes Back To Haunt Him. The Assassins Guild Comes To Houston For The Head Of Scarlet Spider!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Shane Pelzel Apr 16, 2012

    Google how many Scarlet Spider #1 reviews were written and compare it to the amount of #4 reviews. I regret to inform you that you won't find many reviews outside of personal blogs. I'm here to tell you right now to pick up this series. I wish I would have posted this on Wednesday, but either way, pick it up. Did I mention I think you should exchange your monies for Scarlet Spider #1-4 at your local comic shop? I didn't? Well you go do that and experience a series in which Scarlet Spider #4 earned 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 17, 2012

    And the second dynamic component that makes this book such a great read is artist Ryan Stegman. With each issue the bond between Yost and Stegman gets stronger as Yost leans on Stegman's fantastic art to tell parts of these action-heavy stories. Scarlet Spider is a high octane book and Stegman pours tons of energy into every single panel. Stegman's art is superhero action at it's absolute best and while the action is fast and furious Stegman skillfully manages to add emotion to the fight sequences. The eyes of all the characters involved in the action in this issue are filled with a frenzied bloodlust that few artists are capable of portraying. With issues like this Stegman is cementing himself as one of the best artists in the world of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Apr 13, 2012

    This is an extremely enjoyable book, and one that feels quite different from other Marvel-published books. The decision to take Kaine away from New York City and set him up in Houston was an inspired one, as it takes him away from a pre-established environment, and into a totally new one, that Yost can play with and have fun with. It frees up the character as well, to be in a city where he's the only hero game in town, and he doesn't have to worry about running into Spider-Man or the Avengers. Yost and Stegman are crafting a real gem here, and it shouldn't be missed. Highly Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock Apr 12, 2012

    As the masked hero of Houston begins to get more exposure from the local media, Kaine feels more like a murderer and a killer. The skeletons in his closet are coming back and they are coming with a vengeance. I am really excited to see more into his past and to see what type of person he was and still may be. This seems to be the climax for the first story arc in this series and I really couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. The few scenes with Aracely felt somewhat forced and out of place but all in all, I very much enjoyed it. I give this read a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 11, 2012

    Stegman's art is also pretty stellar, and manages to make Kaine look like Peter Parker just enough to invoke the spectre of great power and great responsibility, especially while he's looking in the mirror and regretting his evil past. With Stegman knocking the art out of the park and Yost refreshing old concepts and distilling them to their coolest forms, Scarlet Spider is a series to check out - chances are the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2012

    In short, there's an awful lot to like about this newest Spider-Man book. Who needs Peter Parker anyway? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 11, 2012

    This is what I want to see in SCARLET SPIDER. Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman are making quite the creative team in delivering great story and action in a single issue. I applaud Yost for bringing in the Assassins Guild and making it work in a Spider-Man related book. Seeing Kaine struggle to be a hero but forced to be a little more violent at times is an interesting mix. The more I see of Stegman's art, the more of a fan I become. I've been enjoying the sense of not knowing what will happen next but with so many people discovering Kaine is Scarlet Spider, I'm becoming a little concerned as to where the title may go. I do have faith in Yost so I have to believe that we and Kaine are in good hands. There's no way you can compare Scarlet Spider to Spider-Man. This is a completely different book and Kaine is living up to the name he took on. I just can't get enough of Yost and Stegman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    Another great issue from Chris Yost & Ryan Stegman. The action is non-stop and I know its just a matter of time until we see a Spider-Man/Scarlet Spider reunion. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 17, 2012

    We also get yet another person (Annabelle) learning the Scarlet Spider's secret identity (geez, this guy keeps secrets worse than movie Batman) as well as getting our first glimpse at Aracely‘s hidden talents. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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