"Seriously, where's the Hobgoblin when you need him?"--Peter Parker, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36
"I'm being ignored more than Roderick Kingsley"--Me.
"Dorkiest joke ever. Use it at parties."--Steve Wacker (AKA J Jonah Wacker).
I understand that Kaine's communication with spiders is reportedly/empathically limited but you really have to squint here, a little, not to see it coming across to the contrary as very far reaching and detail specific! Did he feel these faaar away spiders were rapidly dying from waves of radiation heat? It would almost have to be more than that - but that itself is an abnormally awesome ability!
And only one other nitpick: What the heck was Iron Man's intentions? Is flying solo the most speedy/effective means of transportation/solution he could decide upon? And what the heck was his solution - flying into a nuke that calculations must tell him is imminent? To personally scan for it and disarm it 'cuz his suit can withstand the blast? Or is Tony just insanely self-sacrificing? Great to get him to guest star but his role just struck me as odd. It was unclear if he was (embarrassingly) late by 2:12 or if he arrived with time remaining and was just (coincidentally) shown in the last panel at that time? By comparison, Kaine's decision to stay and look for the timebomb to save the city read much more believable and praiseworthy.
Another awesome issue. No wonder this is my favorite comic out now.
Not as good as the previous issues, but still a good read. I especially like the dialogue exchange between Kaine and Layton.
I can't say I feel comfortable that Sam Fury has arrived in 616.
Scarlet Spider #5 was very good; I am enjoying what Christopher Yost is doing with the characters. I was just too upset to fully take it in. The fact that Ryan Stegman is gone from the title bothers me to no end... he was the pillar of this series. That thing with Nick Fury Jr. and Coulson? Cheap and insulting.
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Last edited by Seto Kaiba; 05-12-2012 at 10:34 PM.
I have two complaints.
1) The Spiders thing...ehhhh. Not sure about that. Maybe I'd just feel better if Kaine's powers were laid out for me. I'm just not sure what he can and can't do. Some demonstration of powers and limits would be good.
2) The book has a little too much left-wing politicking. It's not MUCH (just the husbands in Texas thing and now a right wing terrorist group), but it still is a little frustrating to me,and I thought I'd suggest early on that it might be something that may be best avoided or dealt with carefully.
outside of that, this is still my favorite book out right now. Still simply fantastic on pretty much every level. This issue has no super-villain, just a standard terrorist plot, and its still an thoroughly engaging tense experience. Bravo. A+ for sure.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.-C.S.Lewis
Your book is the potential I've always seen in the Scarlet Spider identity realized. Keep it up.
Also, love Kaine pretty much shedding blood whenever he can in the past few issues. Really makes you step back and realize how much Peter actually holds back. Half of the fun of this book is getting to see Kaine do what Parker can't.
I'm beginning to think that Hell is a comic book forum.
I got it from Fantastico, here in Mexico, and the truth this series, and number, is fantastic, I personally like the series will last for years and that Marvel decided to publish it in Spanish Mexico
Love the cover - especially since the bomb actually does make an appearance. I also liked the sense of peril throughout this issue. I was enthralled.
This issue felt like a movie and and it was a signature Chris Yost comic for me.
I really like the SS supporting cast even though in this issue it only featured one of them.
Great dialogue - my favorite issue so far. I didn't think it would surpass issue #4 in awesomness, but somehow it did. Even Neil Edwards impressed here.
4.8 out of 5 stars.
P.S.: Loved the Spider detection abilities, Yost! Also, very good to hear you'll be sticking around on the book for awhile.
Last edited by Hulk_Is; 06-03-2012 at 01:25 AM.
Interview with creators of Marvel Knights: HULK, featuring interior art.
Hoping the upcoming MOON KNIGHT series will be worthwhile.
I REALLY like this book.
As far as the Other powers go, they remain undefined. It's not clear who has what (between Pete and Kaine). I'd like to think they just use similar stuff in different ways. We don't know for certain Peter can't do this stuff, but he's not as extreme as Kaine so its hard to tell.