Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scarlet Spider #13

Writer: Chris Yost
Pencils: Khoi Pham
Inks: Palmer, Pallot & Bit
Colors: D'Auria, Mossa & Fabela
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 9th, 2013

"In the Midst of Wolves Part 1"

So we are finally coming back to Aracely's story. I am not upset by this one bit. She has been incredibly intriguing since the beginning and her "powers" have always seemed misplaced. It makes sense now that there are some strange shape-shifting, werewolf like people trying to find her. Too bad Kaine is in the middle of it...poor guy.

Toward the middle of this issue there is a great dream sequence of Aracely getting in touch with herself, seeing Xiuhcoatl grabbing her through the flames of her past telling her that the wolves are coming for her. It is some good writing and some nice use of a dream sequence. 

It is crazy to think that the human trafficking story arc from the beginning of this title has come back so strong. It is hard to believe that the thing that has held Kaine in Texas for so long is the thing that is causing him such grief at this point. It is also obvious that his interaction with Carnage recently is causing him to second guess his old, willing to murder, self. This may not be a good thing as he battles these wolves.

Regardless, the final page of this book had me biting my lower lip. The pain that Kaine has been suffering as late is incredible and this issue definitely doesn't lessen it. I am interested to see how Kaine gets out of the bloody mess he is in and what these wolves are actually all about. Scarlet Spider is still proving to be an incredible Spider-Book. Bravo Chris Yost, keep it up.

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