Kaine is back in Houston, which is great for us natives, but more importantly, Chris Yost is starting to really delve back into Kaine's past, as well as resurrecting numerous story lines and characters from that past.
Here in this issue is probably the biggest, most important and most demanded character from the past, Ben Reilly...well, not really
BIG SPOILER BELOW
After a long drawn out battle across the Houston rooftops, Ben finally gets the better of Kaine, and reveals that he had done so because he poisoned him. Not very Ben Reilly-like, is that? Well, that's because this isn't actually Ben Reilly, but Kraven the Hunter!
Well done reveal by Yost here in reintroducing yet another character from the long, storied history of Kaine, as well as Spider-Man titles in general. As we leave this issue, we know that a new threat is now present in Houston, and as always, I'm anxiously awaiting another great Kraven story to add to the long history of great Kraven stories, I hope.
Also, a mention for the art from Carlo Barberi, Daved Baldeon, Pallot and Olazaba. For having four artists on this issue, it sure turned out nice. I wasn't a big fan of Koi Pham's art after Ryan Stegman left this book, but Barberi and the rest of this team are starting to find a groove here in Scarlet Spider, and I'm liking it.
After a strong last few issues, I'm starting to look forward to Scarlet Spider again every month.