Venom #8

Event\Storyline: Spider-Island Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Tom Fowler Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

SPIDER-ISLAND TIE-IN Flash Thompson has suffered a terrible loss, just when his Venom persona is needed to protect New York City the most! Venom must go head-to-head with the Spider-King!

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 29, 2011

    I really enjoyed the letter from Flash's father. Remender did a great job with writing that and showing how sorry Flash's father was as he faced his end. He also scripted the Venom/Queen battle very well, as Venom was at a HUGE disadvantage due to the Queen's sonic powers. So that was what I enjoyed. I didn't like the way the Queen was written here... She was oddly sensual towards first Venom and then Cap. Now I only know the Queen from these Spider-Island issues(I think I have her first appearance from a few years back but I don't remember it at all), but she wasn't written anything like that in the Amazing Spidey books... So that was really weird, and a bit disconcerting. But as usual, this was a good, strong comic and as such gets a good, strong score from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 26, 2011

    I'll be honest, I usually cringe when a book is forced to tie into an event. That same feeling crept over me when I heard Venom was tying into Spider-Island. Thankfully, my fears were for naught. Remender handled it well, giving readers like myself a book to enjoy even if we're not invested in the over-arching plot of the event being tied into. Read Full Review

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