Scarlet Spider #8

Scarlet Spider #8

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Khoi Pham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 8, 2012

    There is no need to compare Scarlet Spider to Spider-Man. Kaine may be a clone of Spider-Man but they are completely different characters. Chris Yost is showing us the evolution of Kaine as a former evil and uncaring person. He's finding himself drawn more and more into actually being a hero. In trying to get away from the superhero community by going to Texas, we're seeing, in comics, you can't escape that sort of life (unless they're condemned to comic book limbo). Khoi Pham has proven he has what it takes to take over the artistic reigns from Ryan Stegman. Kaine's little world in Houston is starting to get bigger and bigger. He may have wanted to avoid the life but we all know superheroes tend to attract supervillain type activities. Scarlet Spider's journey to becoming an official hero is a bumpy journey and Yost and Pham are clearly having fun telling the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 10, 2012

    This issue is just standard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 9, 2012

    Yost has kept Scarlet Spider consistently entertaining in its completely reckless anti-heroic action. Artist Khoi Pham isn't quite original SS artist Ryan Stegman, but he's not too shabby when it comes to expressive faces. If you're not on board with this series yet, get there. The impending crossover with Venom will most likely be a wild festival of what not to do when you're trying to be a superhero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 15, 2012

    Of course that's not the end of the story as the ensuing battle uncovers the awful truth about what Roxxon is really up to and creates an unstable new situation the Scarlet Spider and Rangers will have to work together to stop. Here's hoping the conclusion is filled with as much action and humor as this issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 8, 2012

    Khoi Pham is doing a serviceable job replacing Stegman. Certainly, his work lacks the fluidity and energy of Stegman's pencils, but the storytelling is generally clear and presentable. Tom Palmer's inks help smooth the normally jagged edges of Pham's work, and the overall stylistic shift isn't as dramatic as it might have been. As long as Yost keeps steering his hero in interesting directions like this and dragging him into uncomfortable situations, the series can withstand a few visual snafus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 14, 2012

    Scarlet Spider #8 is a solid read that continues to do what the series has been doing. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 12, 2012

    I actually don't have much to say about this comic. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great, it was passable. I'm enjoying Kaine as Scarlet Spider but I wish he had something to sink his teeth into, around issue 8 in the Venom series, Flash had done a lot more than Kaine has at this point, so hopefully Kaine can get that big story with Kraven soon... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 9, 2012

    It is,however nice to see Kaine embracing his more heroic side. Instead of running, he sticks around. Well so far, anyways. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 10, 2012

    I haven't sampled "Scarlet Spider" before now, but as long as the Rangers are around, I plan to keep reading. Like Jeff Parker with "Agents of Atlas," Chris Yost really shines through when writing characters that need a little more attention. "Scarlet Spider" #8 is a quaint refresher of why I enjoy reading comics. Read Full Review

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