Venom #9

Event\Storyline: Spider-Island Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

SPIDER-ISLAND AFTERMATH Flash Thompson suffered a great loss during the Infestation, but
in the wake of the outbreak, the body count may rise. The dust
has settled, the outbreak is over, but the heartbreak has just begun.

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 23, 2011

    Thompson is trying to put spider-island behind him while dealing with the death of his father and his missing girlfriend. As if he needed more on his plate, a greedy villain with an impenetrable tank reeks havoc on the streets of Manhattan. Remender's writing hits its peak when Thompson is trying to remain in control of the alien as he witnesses the senseless death and destruction caused by the tank. The series has been hit or miss since it's inception, but I think there will be a lot more hits now that the symboite we are familiar with is back in the picture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 14, 2011

    Remender took what seemed to be a calm issue and cranked up the action and suspense. I thought I knew what was coming but actually found myself gasping a little in surprise. If this is just a warm up for the a "new beginning" next issue, I can't wait to see what Remender has cooking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 16, 2011

    Every now and then a superhero comic stands up to shake a fist at the world. It rattles its saber in the cool night air and some of us take heed. This issue isn't without its faults, yet through sheer force of will it demands to be taken seriously. Remender gives Flash Thompson a moment to define who he will be in the future, and Flash sprints forward into that murky haze. It's not the action of this issue that makes it a good comic but rather the implications and meaning behind those actions. The action is brief and yet it grips you to the page. This is a sequence that will be remembered. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 16, 2011

    Stefano Caselli's art looks solid, but his version of Venom lacks the style and grit applied by other Venom artists like Tony Moore. He looks too clean and too perfectly muscular, making him lack the grotesque alien feel that has defined the character since its inception. Even the tongue looks more like an accessory than a living part of the horrific monster man. On the flip side, Caselli showcases an excellent chase scene through the city as the super tank launches itself over buildings and crashes down on the streets below. It is enough to make Batman's Tumbler look behind the times. Read Full Review

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