Spectacular Spider-Man #3

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 22, 2003

    How slow can you go seems to be the driving premise behind this opening arc, as Paul Jenkins seems to feel that he's succeeded at delivering a creepy, decidedly unsettling vibe with the new Venom, and as such he can get away with delivering the plot in a slow burn. However, the simple fact of the matter is that Venom is more of a Jason than a Freddy, in that he's a far more effective character when he's in full view doing what he does best, instead of fleeting glimpses out of the corner of one's eye. As it stands we're three issues into this arc and all Paul Jenkins has managed to accomplish is tell us that the suit is looking for a new host, as Eddie Brock is dying, and as such he's unable to provide the adrenaline it needs to survive. This is not exactly a wealth of knowledge, and tossing us a bone in the form of an easily resolved cliffhanger simply isn't enough to make me overlook the simple fact that this arc has all the forward momentum of a runaway turtle. Read Full Review

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