Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Gurihiru Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

• You've seen 'em duke it out in the Marvel Universe for years, but prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging... buddies?
•  It's fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other's bodies! But WHO swapped them, and why?!
•  From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru comes an all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU - and now they've gotta work together to set things right!
Rated T

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 5, 2019

    Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble is fun, fancy-free and a true delight. It's a riff on the characters that all ages can love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Nov 6, 2019

    This was a surprisingly fun read, and a good reminder that comics don't have to take themselves so seriously all the time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Nov 7, 2019

    Spider-man & Venom: Double trouble #1 is a hilarious start to what I have no doubt will be a great mini-series for all ages. The portrayal of the characters might not appeal to some purists and the cliches might be a bit too much for some but it's a great book if you can get past that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Nov 7, 2019

    This book easily serves its purpose if you just want to find an age-appropriate comic for a young reader, or if you're hoping to introduce a little newbie into the world of comics, specifically Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Gurhiru does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to making this issue work by incorporating some captivating and beautiful visuals throughout this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Nov 6, 2019

    Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 is fine. If you are a die-hard Gurihiru fan, then you obviously won't be disappointed. I could understand someone wanting to pick this up just for the adorable art. Those hoping for a fun-for-the-whole-family script will be a little disappointed, but the youngest will have a good time. This wouldn't be a bad place to start reading comics at all. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Nov 6, 2019

    I can't recommend anything about this book. The artwork is boring, the dialogue ridiculous (my God Venom say 'nom nom nom' for goodness sake) and the plot practically non-existent. The artwork is a horror show; amateurish and unbecoming of a Marvel book and the characters that grace its pages. I applaud the desire to bring in younger audiences but if this book is presented this way for that effect it is a failed effort that is an insult to the very readers you are trying to court. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Ryan Nov 7, 2019

    Spider Man/Venom: Double Trouble 1 was definitely not what I thought it would be but its a great comic for kids 10 and under

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 15, 2019

    The art is cute and the writing has some moments but I’m so annoyed that the scansion in the lyrics doesn’t work out most of the time.

  • 8.0
    CaptnAmerca Nov 8, 2019

    If I had bought this in a physical store, I would have flipped through it and probably put it back for being "too cutesy".

    I bought it digitally, so I was surprised by the art and story.

    It wasn't bad, though. I thought it was light-hearted and amusing. Perfect for kids.

    I'll echo the sentiment that not every comic has to be super-serious, or adult-oriented humor.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Nov 8, 2019

    This is fun and cute. Not worth reading unless you are looking for that. It's not canon or anything like that.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 1, 2020

    It's a bespoke AU where Spidey and Venom are fractious roommates and Ghost Spider is their long-suffering downstairs neighbor. And the big ongoing plot is a mark-one body-swap between the leads. The target demographic is so young that we're not even fooling with dual identities here. The story doesn't stretch very far toward accommodating adult readers. The art's delightful, though, and this series should be a treat for Mini-Marvelites. Pop a couple extra points on my rating if you're shopping for something solid for a reader whose age is still in/close to single digits.

  • 5.0

    Aimed at an even younger audience than I expected. I am not sure how to score it since I am not the proper audience. The art was nice, a bit rougher lined than their other work... almost giving it a crayon look.

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 10, 2020

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