Ultimately, this series has turned out to be a reasonably interesting (if overlong) retelling of Venom's origin story. The most compelling material was probably that found in the first couple of issues, which dealt with Eddie Brock's childhood and offered some convincing reasons for his later psychological problems. Issues #3 and #4 felt padded, with too little in the way of any real character or plot development. This final issue does pull things back slightly, offering an alternative perspective on Amazing Spider-Man #300 and fleshing out the character a little more fully than David Michelinie did at the time. However, it's hardly essential reading, and you can subtract at least half a bullet from my rating if you're not a fan of Venom as a character. Read Full Review
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