As spider-themed superheroes go people most likely think of Spider-Man first. Well, another spider is ready to grab your attention and fortunately for fans of the original web-slinger, this new character doesn’t stray too far from the original.
I’m talking about, of course, the Scarlet Spider. Haven’t heard of him? Well, here’s some info on him and a bit about the upcoming comic series he’s about to star in.
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.”
Check out previews of the new series after the break. Scarlet Spider #1, written by Chris Yost with art by Ryan Stegman, hits comic shops everywhere in January.