Venom #38

Venom #38

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Venom's evolution as Philadelphia's makeshift, seat-of-your-pants Avenger continues!But is KATY KIERNAN dead set on learning all Venom's secrets?How does Flash protect his secret identity while trying to protect himself from a hit that's been called on him?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 31, 2013

    VENOM #38 pretty much delivers what I wanted: more of Venom facing a sea of villains, deliciously gritty artwork whenever he's in the costume, and Andi is finally fleshed out and some major developments are made with the character. Seeing only glimpses of Venom fighting Lord Deathstrike and Constrictor feels like an abrupt tease, but what comes later makes it totally understandable why Bunn needed to limit the panels for those fights and it's well worth it. This may not be the best issue yet and I do have my complaints, but it's still a great dose of fun and something you should absolutely purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 5, 2013

    It's been a while since checking-in on Venom, but his relationship with Jack O'Lantern is so poisonous that picking this book up can only be equated with starting to read Spider-Man on "Amazing Spider-Man" #39 or Batman on "Batman" #426, both issues where the hero's greatest foil strikes an emotionally crushing blow. I've never -- ever -- considered myself a fan of Venom, but Bunn, Jacinto, Loughridge and Carmagna have me dialed in for at least an issue or three more, especially given the twist at the end of this issue's fiery cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 2, 2013

    Venom #38 isn't bad. Just kind of rote. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - geraldomalley Aug 5, 2013

    Questions continue to plague this title. Philadelphia's "dark avenger" is living in a generic and colorless version of the city because neither he nor his writer has spent much time there. There seems to be little reason to dress up Flash Thompson in a black battle symbiote and have him run around Philadelphia. Why not Chicago or Detroit? What is the point? Read Full Review

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