After the events of Spider-Island, one time Spider-Man foe and Peter Parker clone, Kaine, found himself with a new lease on life. But his less that spotless reputation forced him to go on the run, hiding from the authorities and those that wish to see an entirely different form on justice brought upon him. Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman have been chronicling the solo adventures of Kaine, Marvel’s new Scarlet Spider. Today, Marvel provides fans with a sneak peek at issue 4 of the breakaway hit series.
Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Scarlet Spider #4, from the red-hot creative team of Christopher Yost & Ryan Stegman. Kaine aka the Scarlet Spider, prepares for an onslaught unlike any he’s ever faced before! The ruthless Assassins Guild has arrived in Houston with one objective- take down the Scarlet Spider at any cost! Will Kaine’s super-human abilities be enough to outwit the band of murderous assassins gunning for his head? Find out in Scarlet Spider #4, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!
From the beginning, I was excited to hear that the Scarlet Spider would be returning to the regular Marvel Universe. What makes Scarlet Spider so great is that it’s the story of a true doppelganger, a person that we are familiar with, but that something is off. Kaine tries to run from his past, from the horrible things he did hen he was suffering from the genetic deterioration and pretty much assumed each day would be his last. But now that he has a second chance and the opportunity to fit in to a normal society, he sees the world far differently. An opened girl, left for dead in a stifling storage container, a girl named Aracely was able to create the smallest chink in his armor, and little by little, his defenses begin to lower. But don’t get it twisted; Kaine is still able to be as cruel, as ruthless as he’s ever been. But his new outlook on life proves that sometimes people can change.
So far, Yost and Stegman have been doing a killer job of telling the story of a man on the run, and judging by these images, they continue to do so.
SCARLET SPIDER #4 (FEB120564)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012