Get ready for a new brand of web-slinging action in your first look at Scarlet Spider #1! From the red-hot creative team of Chris Yost & Ryan Stegman, Kaine – the all-new Scarlet Spider – finds himself on the run in Texas after saving New York City from becoming the world’s largest spider nest during Spider-Island. But when his escape is stopped by a super-powered crime syndicate, Kaine must put an end to their corruption the only way he knows how…violently.
“Scarlet Spider is a book that can deal with a character much like Peter Parker but at darker, more difficult place in his life,” said Stephen Wacker, Marvel Senior Editor. “The violent choices he’s made through years of struggle—the sins of youth, so to speak—have come at a brutal cost. He may hope that the things he’s done will be left to the dusty, yellowed pages of history, but someone ALWAYS remembers who you used to be.”
Redefining power & responsibility, no fan can miss the brutal debut of Scarlet Spider #1 hitting comic shops everywhere, this January.
More importantly that Scarlet Spider is coming back, I wholly trust the creative team behind his return. Christopher Yost has worked on a number of Marvel titles, having written X-Force for more than three years. Yost has also collaborated with Matt Fraction to flesh out this summer’s Fear Itself, and helped to bring back Blink, Shinobi Shaw, and a number of other previous deceased characters in Necrosha. For a regular writer, that would be proof enough, but Yost is also the creative brain behind many of Marvel’s successful animated series, like Wolverine And The X-Men and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. With all of that experience in developing fun and entertaining stories, having Yost pen the return of the Scarlet Spider is a genius stroke by Marvel.
But the writing is only half of the experience. Luckily, Marvel decided to give the artistic chores to one of their up-and-comers, Ryan Stegman. While his work at Marvel isn’t as extensive as Yost’s, his body of work is none-the-less impressive. With a couple one shots under his belt, Stegman lent his talents to the She-Hulks mini series as well as Fear Itself: Hulk Vs. Dracula, so he clearly has the chops to handle Marvel’s big characters. But if that isn’t proof enough, the mini-story from Marvel’s recent Point One should quell any worry fans have regarding Stegman’s ability to draw a wall-crawler.
With no slight intended toward Dan Slott, who’s been doing awesome work on Amazing Spider-Man, I’m really glad the Marvel is expanding the Spider-characters a little. Spider-Man definitely needed his little reboot back during Brand New Day, as the number of titles he appeared in was crushing. But now that the character is back on track, it’s a good time to bring back some forgotten favorites.
SCARLET SPIDER #1 (NOV110519)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Pencils by RYAN STEGMAN
Colors by MARTE GRACIA
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
FOC – 12/12/11, ON SALE – 1/4/12