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Review: Scarlet Spiders #1

Previously in Spider-Woman #1

Scarlet Spiders #1 Cover

Three Peter Parker clones: Kaine (Scarlet Spider of the Marvel Universe), Ben Reilly (Spider-Man of his dimension), and Jessica Drew (Ultimates member) have jumped to the dimension where The Inheritors are making their clones. They’re not sure what to expect, but it definitely wasn’t a thriving (and very normal looking) metropolis.

Clone City

In order to investigate safely, Kaine snags hospital gowns for the other two and then enables his invisibility.

Jennix, one of the Inheritor siblings, runs this world and mass produces mindless clones – but they’re not clones of his family. They’re genetically engineering a slave population. Our team is discovered and in the midst of a battle, we’re all happy to see a friendly face arrive.

Except he’s not your friendly neighborhood Iron Man, he’s Jennix’s chief architect and has designed the city’s entire security system. Once they have him neutralized, Jessica removes the Iron Man suit and comes up with a plan to use it as a way into The Baxter Building, Jennix’s HQ.

Tony Stark

Ben poses as Iron Man and escorts his two “prisoners” into the building to be dealt with by Jennix personally. Jessica “escapes” to cause a diversion, but before the others can make it inside, they’re stopped by another familiar face.

Johnny Storm

Score | 8.5/10Thoughts & Questions: 
  • Good to see Tony Stark is a dick in every dimension.
  • Not sure I fully understand the need to have a whole society of clones.
  • With so many Spider possibilities, this series has (so far) done a great job making them feel unique. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before because they’ve been consistently good at it. Here, it’s demonstrated by the three distinct fighting styles of our Spiders.
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Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

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