Quote:I haven't been able to buy the issues myself ($$), but I have heard some about the series, and have some questions:
Quote:1) This really is Kaine as the Scarlet Spider, right?
Quote:2) Does he still have his face scars? What does he look like now? I haven't read about him since the end of the Clone Saga.
No. He got dipped in a potion which I guess reorganized his DNA and removed the clone degeneration.
Quote:3) He became the Scarlet Spider in part to make up for what he did to Ben Reilly, right? Any other reasons?
No. That sounds like a great reason to do so and was kind of where we all thought they were going with this. But I think he really just stole a costume to hide out from bad guys, moved to Houston and the media just started calling him Scarlet Spider. He sort of finds himself in situations where he has to play the part. Unfortunately coming to peace with Ben's impact on his life has been low on his list of priorities.
Ben is almost never mentioned. *sigh*
Quote:4) Where does he live now? What does he do?
Houston. He fights crime when he bumps into it. I don't think he has you know *a job*. He may have money saved up...Kaine's first appearance established he had a career as an assassin. Or maybe he has stolen money or something. I forget the explanation for where his money comes from.
He stole the money from the human trafficers, he assaulted in issue one.
He kept the costume because he thought, it looks cool in black, but somehow Julia Carpenter altered its coloration to red, hence the Scarlet Spider moniker. He would rather call himself Black Spider, but he doesn't know how to undo the change.