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First Look: Scarlet Spider #1

It's a new beginning for the new Scarlet Spider.

There's some good news and bad news about the Scarlet Spider. The bad news is its not Ben Reilly. The good news is Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman are preparing is for a grand adventure featuring Kaine in his former nemesis' guise.

Despite voicing my opinion on why Reilly should still be alive, I'm pretty excited about this series and where it could go. Marvel shared a first look for the first issue today.

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.
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Check out the preview.

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

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Edited by EdwardWindsor

Looks alright , still sad its not Ben Riley though. Liking the mirror section.

Posted by danhimself

not that I wasn't going to read this title anyway but Chris Yost writing it cements this as a must read for me

Posted by InnerVenom123

This book is gonna be awesome.

Posted by Phaedrusgr

Ben, oh Ben, where art thou? Anyway, happy to see Scarlet Spider.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

It looks good, but someone get Ryan Stegman to a firing range and teach this dude about guns. They are shooting shotguns in the picture, but Kaine is dodging regular bullets. I don't see a single buckshot in that panel. One guy looks as if he's firing a machine gun, but he wouldn't be able to pull off that storm of bullets shown.

It's cool that Scarlet Spider is returning in some fashion. I just don't know if he really needs his own book. When you consider all the comics that are getting canceled. Does Marvel need another Spider-man based series?

Posted by ltbrd

Don't really get the first image with the bugs on the ground but am excited about this series. Think it's appropriate to not have Ben Reilly come back. One because it gives more credit to a comic book death but also because now Kaine looks so much like him and Peter that three Parker boys running around would just be weird.

Think he should keep the beard and long hair though to set him apart from Peter a bit more rather than go with dying his hair or something.

Edited by -Vigil-

YES! I'm sad it's not Ben too, but his legacy living on -- and the return of Kaine -- is really, really awesome. I hope they heavily lean on Tom DeFalco's amazing 2009 Clone Saga miniseries for reference.

EDIT: I just fully read the article and saw Kaine is going to be a bit violent, which mars Ben's good name a bit. Kaine should try to live up to Ben's standards. Still, TOTALLY reading this.

Posted by zombietag

that art looks rad

Posted by InnerVenom123

@-Vigil- said:

YES! I'm sad it's not Ben too, but his legacy living on -- and the return of Kaine -- is really, really awesome. I hope they heavily lean on Tom DeFalco's amazing 2009 Clone Saga miniseries for reference.

EDIT: I just fully read the article and saw Kaine is going to be a bit violent, which mars Ben's good name a bit. Kaine should try to live up to Ben's standards. Still, TOTALLY reading this.

The book isn't really about Kaine living up to Ben's standards, it's more about Kaine discovering more about himself and ending up meeting new people and all that jazz.

Posted by GrandSymbiote94

I was waiting for this. This is going to be great.

Posted by MetropolisKid41

Cannot wait for this book!!!

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@InnerVenom123 said:

@-Vigil- said:

YES! I'm sad it's not Ben too, but his legacy living on -- and the return of Kaine -- is really, really awesome. I hope they heavily lean on Tom DeFalco's amazing 2009 Clone Saga miniseries for reference.

EDIT: I just fully read the article and saw Kaine is going to be a bit violent, which mars Ben's good name a bit. Kaine should try to live up to Ben's standards. Still, TOTALLY reading this.

The book isn't really about Kaine living up to Ben's standards, it's more about Kaine discovering more about himself and ending up meeting new people and all that jazz.

That's kinda my point. I like that Kaine is turning his life around but all I'm saying is if he's using the Scarlet Spider name, he should be careful not to mar it.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Would rather it be Ben Reilly but it looks interesting to say the least.

Posted by sora_thekey

This looks great!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@InnerVenom123 said:

This book is gonna be awesome.

Posted by fodigg

I'm not keen on Kaine. I just don't care about him. I always thought he was lame.

Posted by TheMadMonkey

Looks like he could use some tweezing on the eyebrows there...

Posted by Morpheus_
Kaine is a boss.
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Edited by venomoushatred1001

Kaine looks like a Bamf.

Edited by IIDEADxPOOLII

I'm not to big on the costume

Posted by Nicodemus

@FoxxFireArt said:

It looks good, but someone get Ryan Stegman to a firing range and teach this dude about guns. They are shooting shotguns in the picture, but Kaine is dodging regular bullets. I don't see a single buckshot in that panel. One guy looks as if he's firing a machine gun, but he wouldn't be able to pull off that storm of bullets shown.

It's cool that Scarlet Spider is returning in some fashion. I just don't know if he really needs his own book. When you consider all the comics that are getting canceled. Does Marvel need another Spider-man based series?

i agree. with the cancellations of X-23 and Daken, can marvel afford to release new titles? I say this could be based on the hype of the upcoming Amazing Spider-man movie. Could also be part of the reason marvel didn't cancel some of the lower selling Avengers titles instead of X titles. We're not due for another X movie for a few years. I Imagine that these new spidy titles (Venom, Scarlet Spider, and whatever else they pump out in the next month) will last their respected 24 issues in their runs....just enough to crank out a couple paperbacks. I won't be surprised if we see a second Ghost Rider mag pop up!

Posted by DarkChris

Spider-franchise becomes so much awesome. First, ASM gains its former glory. Then Venom has a new mission in a great espionage title. Now, the mantle of Scarlet Spider is passed on!

Posted by sky-pirate

The mirror scene, makes me wonder, if they'll do somekind of multiple personality bit, for Kaine.

I quite like the fact, that they went with Houston, instead of the usual New York (which frankly, is rather overcrowded, when it comes to superheroes). Here Kaine doesn't have to deal with what Ben often had to deal with (someone running into him and mistaking him for Peter or the Scarlet Spider, for Spider-Man). Kaine does also have got his own past (things that he have done), which I can see Yost getting a lot out off. You can have another member of the Kravenoff family show up, with the intent to kill Kaine, because he killed Grim Hunter. I think Jacob Raven (the one person, who's been given the Mark of Kaine and lived to tell about it) is still alive, so you could have him be transferred to Houston. Not to hunt Kaine down, but more act as a constant reminder (every time, Kaine sees Raven) about his past. Perhaps bring back Stunner.

Posted by SpidermanWins

Kaine's got some mad moves, can't wait to see them in his new costume as the Scarlet Spider

Edited by Mega_spidey01

looks interesting !

Edited by bluehulk11

YOST is the MAN x-force,fear itself spiderman,EMH are all awosame :D

Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers

Does Kaine not need web shooters and Peter does?

Posted by The Impersonator

YAAAAY! IT'S BEN REILLY! :P

Edited by venomoushatred1001

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

Does Kaine not need web shooters and Peter does?

Yes. Kaine has biological web shooters, while Pete has mechanical web shooters.

Posted by iaconpoint

Well, I'll give it a shot since it's a Spider-book as long as no "editorial mandates" ruin it. Too bad it's not Ben, but hopefully the fragile psyche of brother Kaine will be explored. But I haven't read a Spider-book since chapter one, so what happened to the scars?

Posted by kingspawn

that's awesome! i can't believe kaine gonna be become scarlet spider. no Ben Riley?? i wonder so,what's happened about rest......ben riley?? we want to know where is he?? where he went over someplace or out of country?? or not sure

Posted by pixelized

Cute

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I have to say this is a series I am very excited to read. I read some of it Marvel Point One and I thought it was a pretty good series.

Posted by RainEffect

Its Chris Yost - it will be glorious.

Posted by Vance Astro

MVP is using the name "Scarlet Spider"....

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Posted by Metatron_Da_Don

cant place the eye brows? Archie? 
 
1/2 way thru my post:
 
 
 
 

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@kingspawn said:

that's awesome! i can't believe kaine gonna be become scarlet spider. no Ben Riley?? i wonder so,what's happened about rest......ben riley?? we want to know where is he?? where he went over someplace or out of country?? or not sure

Ummmmm, heaven?

Posted by eruyomedrk

Looks like its time for Patrick, from the Avengers Initiative to die... or get another spider name... cant be 2 scarlet spiders... i say kill Patrick...

Posted by BritishMonkey

i think i might get this...

maybe be as good as the current venom?

Posted by InnerVenom123

@-Vigil- said:

@kingspawn said:

that's awesome! i can't believe kaine gonna be become scarlet spider. no Ben Riley?? i wonder so,what's happened about rest......ben riley?? we want to know where is he?? where he went over someplace or out of country?? or not sure

Ummmmm, heaven?

Ben's a perfect clone, the way he died was bogus. So he might actually be alive.

Posted by Deadcool

This is good! O.O

Posted by ravisher

i like him but no ben no care

Posted by Eyz

Looking nice!

I will kinda miss Ben, but Kaine will bring in some craziness and add his own schizophrenias to the plot :P

Posted by ComicMan24

Looks quite good.

Posted by BlackArmor

Best costume ever

Posted by LordRequiem

Kaine's a great character, he's the 'better' spider-man. I'm glad he gets a chance in the spotlight. And if he was brought back to life so quickly, who's to say Ben won't return at some point. The fan base want him back. I'd like to see a triple Spidey team up.

Posted by BransonHuggins

Yay, just when I thought it was safe to start reading Marvel again I see this. Just what we need, another Spider-Man. Because you know, 80 Wolverines weren't enough, and it's not like we don't have enough Spider-Men/Women as it is. I mean come on Marvel, how many times can you keep pumping out the same character with a different skin. OH, this time Spider-Man is going to be more brutal. Give me a break. Why not focus on making your characters and books good again, and then you can start raping characters like this...Oh I forgot, this was Disney's plan all along.

http://www.projectfanboy.com/2011/06/disneys-ripple-effect/

Posted by fury714

Definitely added to my pull list.

Posted by The_Kid_Lantern

My hopes are high with this, in Yost I trust.

I think the mostly black costume with the large red spider would have been better, and whats with making the fingers a different color all of a sudden? And wasn't some writer quoted as saying the clone in the Jackal's lab submerged in fluidswas Ben, aka "the perfect clone?" With MARVEL and the name games they play [where characters fight over names and trade wardrobes] I can see Ben coming back as a Scarlet Spider and Kaine taking the name Jackal gave him... Tarantula!

~KL~

Posted by entropy_aegis

Looks cool.

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