Ultimate Spider-Man #36

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Peter realizes that his new suit has done more harm than good and it must be destroyed. But Eddie Brock has other plans for the symbiote!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Craig Lemon Feb 9, 2003

    Whatever Marvel are paying this dynamic duo isn't enough, if you only buy one Marvel book this month, make it this one. And it's only $2.25 … what's that all about? Shut up, and buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 14, 2003

    If one is familiar with the original story then this issue doesn't take the Venom story anywhere too unexpected, but it does advance the story forward quite nicely, as we see Eddie not only learns what the suit can do, but also he learns Peter Parker is Spider-Man. In fact by the end of this issue Eddie Brock is pretty on the very edge of becoming the Venom that most fans are familiar with, and with the changes that Brian Michael Bendis has made, the character's origin is a great deal less complicated, and this version of Venom has stronger ties to Peter. This issue also does some nice work changing Eddie from the rather likeable character we had been introduced to in the earlier issues, into a much darker character, as we see he lashes out at Gwen when she refuses to submit to his charms, and the final pages of this issue do a nice job of establishing that this version of Eddie is fully capable of becoming a villain. The scene where Peter reveals his secret to Eddie is also nicely don Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Sep 15, 2003

    New readers may have problems with this issue, as it certainly isn't something out of the status-quo, and already finds the story shifting to a different book. I just hope we can move on now with some new adventures, instead of taking up whole issues on predictable retrospectives. Read Full Review

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