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Venom #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Tony Moore Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating your newest Hero! The lethal alien symbiote known as Venom is in the custody of the U.S. military…and with a familiar face from Spider-Man’s world inside the suit, the government’s own personal Spidey is going into action as one of the nation’s top covert agents in hostile territory!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Mar 9, 2011

    ASM 654 is where the new Venom's story begins I really love this character, from Slott's introduction ofFlash as Venom to Remender's depiction of this tragic new hero. This series isthe perfect follow-up to Remender's Punisher run. Uncanny X-Force is awesome and all, but Venom is the title I'll be following religiously, just as I didwith Frankencastle. Read this now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Brian Apr 19, 2011

    So I would highly recommend any one who is enjoying the latest amazing spider-man, I would say get this. If you want to see how Flash Thompson is handling his life and at same time if you know nothing about Flash, then still jump in Remender tells you everything you need to know. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mar 10, 2011

    Outside the sporadically smudgy art, Venom #1 is a check in the win column. Rick Remender has performed a miracle in this reviewer's eyes, as Venom has finally become an engaging character worth following month in and month out. If Remender and Moore can keep up this level of work on the book, we might have a character-defining series on our hands; one that will surely be included on a "Best Venom Stories" piece somewhere down the line here at IGN. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this: Mar 9, 2011

    Way better than it had any right to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 13, 2011

    This is an excellent first issue. It's not perfect, but fans of ANY incarnation of the Venom character should really pick it up. I'm sure it's going to quickly become one of the best Marvel books on the stands, and especially so with it's creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 11, 2011

    This relaunch works so well because it uses the familiar in a totally new way. Whether you loved old Venom or not shouldn't be the major factor. You need to read this new incarnation and decide. This new direction has a distinct feel and vibe to the art and writing. This isn't the body chomping monstrosity (though that aspect certainly lurks close beneath the surface) and this isn't the 90s Lethal Protector. This is very high-octane superspy thrills set firmly within the Marvel U. "Venom" is set up to be the best spy-fu action comic with a heart and this first issue sells you on that with a toe-dipping tale easy to consume and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 12, 2011

    I'll admit that I'm really biased towards Dan Slott's work with the new Venom, which does cloud my judgment some, but in general this is a solid first issue for Rick Remender, who does a good job of introducing the new Venom and the world he operates in. There is a missing xfactor that Slott had and, hopefully, Remender can find that over the first few issues. The weak link here is Tony Moore, whose inconsistent artwork shows flashes a unlimited potential, but ultimately keeps this issue from reaching a Buy It verdict, though it was a closedecision. Read Full Review

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