When I say Scarlet Spider, you think of Kaine or Ben?

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#1 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine is the new Scarlet-Spider. No doubt, I enjoy his stories (plot and art). Recently I've discovered that when someone says Scarlet Spider I think of Kaine first. Nevertheless, Ben Reilly will always be one of my favourite comic book characters. So, viners, what say you? These two magic words, Scarlet Spider, bring you Kaine's or Ben's image in your mind? If you want to elaborate, feel free...

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#2 Posted by cyberchop979 (465 posts) - - Show Bio

In the past I would definitely have said Ben, but since Kaine has had the ongoing Scarlet Spider series I have slowly started started to force my brain to accept Kaine as Scarlet Spider.

I guess, for those of us that remember Ben, we can call him the Original Scarlet Spider and Kaine the new or current Scarlet Spider in order to avoid confusion.

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#3 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberchop979: I must admit I love them both now! I do hope one day, Ben Reilly returns, don't know as what, to be quite honest...

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#4 Posted by cyberchop979 (465 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: I totally agree. I always loved Ben and Kaine is really growing on me since the Spider Island story arc.

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#5 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

I think of the original costume but w/Kaine underneath.

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#6 Posted by funnymanfish (132 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine is Scarlet Spider and that's that

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#7 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@funnyfishman: I feel you. Kaine's been doing a great job in Houston.

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#8 Posted by Teerack (10551 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine is great and I love his book and character, but I really do wish he had an original name.Like i think he was called taranchula or something when he came back to life as the fuzzy Parker. Idk i think that spiders have enough stuff that should of been able to think of a new name for Kaine.

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#9 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack: I've read all his stories till now and, honestly, I believe Yost's been doing a great job. I like Scarlet Spider more than the current Spider-man. He never said he's Scarlet Spider, but since they've been calling him like that, he "adopted" it in a way, cause it reminds him of a better person, that is Ben of course, a person he wanted to be. Deep down, Kaine is like Peter. Anyway, he could have another name, but the whole concept doesn't bother me.

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#10 Posted by Teerack (10551 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: Scarlet Spider is my favorite marvel book right now.

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#11 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack: Mine too. Kaine is Superior lol

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#12 Posted by darthender (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I really the idea of this comic. "All of the Power, None of the Responsibility". I just think that's a neat concept.

One of the things that always annoys me about Spider-man is writers are always trying to give him new powers and abilities, and he always ends up losing them because Spider-man always has to be vanilla Spider-man in the long run.

I've never been a fan of that. I like my characters to grow and improve over time. Get stronger. Probably the reason I like shounen anime so much.

So this idea of them creating this other character that's basically Spider-man, but they can give him new powers and it doesn't ruin real Spider-man is interesting.

They've already given him his the supernatural spider totem powers from The Other. Now he just needs a symbiote and some mechanical spider arms!

I do miss the hoodie though.

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#13 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

I think of the Clone Saga. Then I get sad.

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#14 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine.

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#15 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

Still think of Ben myself, but I am still loving Kaine using the name.

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#16 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Honestly, Scarlet Spider may be one of the best marvel comic books at the time being. Yost makes you like Kaine. You can't fight it...lol

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#17 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: He doesn't have to try to hard. Kaine is a good guy, despite the title he does face his responsibilities he just pretends that he doesn't. Honestly he's the Spider-Man with looser morals that Superior pretends to act like it's pulling off, but he's pulled off much better.

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#18 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: I'M FOLLOWING YOU NOW FOR THIS COMMENT AND ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#19 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: Lol thanks. Scarlet Spider is my favorite Spider book right now.

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#20 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: I couldn't possibly agree more with you. Kaine's amazing and superior...

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#21 Posted by Squalleon (9927 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine.

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#22 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Since I don't read Kaine's book, I only think of Ben whenever the name's brought up. Either in his hoodie vest getup or in his web-shooters look.

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#23 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthender: Your comment is the best. I agree with you.

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#24 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine. He owns the role now.

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#25 Posted by Crash_Recovery (855 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben's my Scarlet Spider, because that's who the character was when I was super-into Spider-Man.

I never developed much of an affinity for Kaine, just not my thing.

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#26 Posted by TDK_1997 (17427 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine.

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#27 Posted by tupiaz (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben for sure. Since I don't read Spider-Man or any Spider-Man related books theses day. Spider-Man is the kind of character there is been there done that. Mostly I don't feel like I want to read Spider-Man after BND/MOD it just seems silly and stupid. So Kaine will for me be a villian in the clone saga.

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#28 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz: Hey, maybe you should give Scarlet Spider a try. It's really-really good! Just saying.

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#29 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1714 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by Dm225 (314 posts) - - Show Bio

My mind instantly goes to Kaine but then defaults back to Ben.

I loved Yost's Scarlet Spider series (R.I.P.) but Ben is THE Scarlet Spider.

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#31 Posted by PeppeyHare (4330 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaine

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#32 Posted by danhimself (21434 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think Ben

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#33 Posted by Dernman (22260 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think of Ben. When I think of Kaine I think Kaine.

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#34 Posted by Jay-10 (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben, because he was awesome and a true brother to Peter(not sayin Kaine wasn't, but I like Ben more)

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