War between tribes? *Sigh* The “Grim Hunt” conclusion of The Gauntlet begins here, and for the life of me I can’t get Knightfall out of my head. And not in a good way. Here we have villains I couldn’t give two shits about (Ana, Alyosha, and Sasha Kravinoff) sending waves of former big name baddies after our hero to weaken him until they step in for the kill. Sound familiar? Throw in some fuzzy mysticism and human sacrifice and I’m groaning my way through a comic best forgotten.
Although I’ve liked individual stories in The Gauntlet, the story behind the scenes, which comes to the forefront here, has done more to weary me than our hero. Why am I supposed to care about forgotten Spider-Women, Madame Web (a character I’ve never liked), Ezekiel, Kaine, or Kraven’s wacky family? Hopefully Marvel can get through the “Grim Hunt” and on to better things for the wallcrawler as fast as possible. Pass.