Venom #10

Venom #10

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Len Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The death of a loved one reminds Flash Thompson that his secret identity is in the hands of the villainous Crime-Master – and the only way to take his life back is to go rogue. But Captain America is out to shut him down.

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 7, 2011

    Much like his fantastic Uncanny X-Force book, Remender constantly refers to past events and characters, making his whole run feel organic and, more importantly for dedicated readers, vital to the overall story. Jack O'Lantern's return to the thick of things is handled in a subtle way that makes his character all the more loathsome than if he were to simply crash back into Flash's life tossing out pumpkin bombs. The character of Venom has never been in better hands, and with Medina on art duties, this new arc looks to keep delivering a top-notch comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Dec 10, 2011

    With a strong showing from a guest artist and a compelling story, I highly recommend Venom #10. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 14, 2011

    Anger, content and all kinds of emotions surface when one loses someone close. Not being able to mourn the loss forces one to keep everything bottled up inside and that is just what the symboite needs to prey on in order unleash its wrath. No complaints with the art and it shined the most during the fight in the snow between Cap and Thompson. The cover has some meaning to the end of the story which is sure to give you a little bit of a chuckle to cap off an entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 12, 2011

    Perhaps the most interesting thing about this story, though, is that despite being the voice of authoritarian government, Captain America is really correct: Venom is too dangerous for one man to control, and we've already seen him go too far. He's taking the wrong risks and making the wrong decisions. We might be rooting for Flash because it's his book, but it's not quite as clear-cut as that. I fully expect that idea to develop over the next few issues, and there's no question that I want to be around to read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 7, 2011

    Flash Thompson is beginning a new direction. Having to leave the comfort of his controllers and going AWOL isn't going to make his life easier. This will give us more of a chance to see his character grow even further. Rick Remender has evolved Flash beyond what was thought possible. As Venom is now known to more of the heroes after Spider-Island, the fact that he's on the run paints a bigger target on him. The reason for him being on the run makes sense even if it feels a little forced for the sake of generating the story. But the door is now open to take him to other places and to interact with other characters in the Marvel Universe. Lan Medina is a welcome addition on pencil duties and I just might not have to complain (to myself) about the lack of Tony Moore's pencils on the book. You thought you knew what Rick Remender had in store for Venom but everything is now changing and the excitement is building. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 12, 2011

    Even though the visuals seem to have taken a step backwards, the actual direction of Venom lets Rick Remender have his cake and eat it, too. He's not throwing away anything that's come before " even as it seems the original status quo is going the way of the dodo " but he's letting it evolve organically, all while preserving the sharp tenor that's been one of this book's best qualities. The book may not be out of the woods yet, but there are plenty of smart moves for this new approach, enough to ensure I'm back in Flash Thompson's corner next month. Read Full Review

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