Venom #157

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• After saving the dinosaur people beneath the streets of New York from Kraven, VENOM has become the master hunter's new prey!
•  Vengeful, relentless and unable to be killed, Kraven finds himself a heartbeat away from adding a new trophy to his collection - THE HEAD OF EDDIE BROCK!
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 12, 2017

    Venom is rising quickly to become one of my favorite of Marvels offerings, and I hope Mike Costa, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, John Dell, and Dono Sanchez-Almara continue their fantastic work with this comic. Keep up the good work, guys. I highly recommend this series. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 8, 2017

    It seems there's a lot of potential in pitting Venom against Spider-Man's most iconic foes. While this issue doesn't do enough to flesh out that Venom/Kraven dynamic, it does further cement Kraven as a worthy and very dangerous foe to Eddie Brock. It's also a real treat to see Mark Bagley delivering some of his best work in years with this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 10, 2017

    Those looking for an ultra-violent, anti-hero Venom experience will be disappointed. Instead, this lighter and less serious take on Eddie Brock's brand of justice is as enjoyable as it is stupid. We'll have to wait and see how much of it's charm relies on featuring Kraven and whether or not Venom can still entertain after the hunt is over. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    the green death Nov 9, 2017

    To be honest I stayed with this series for two reasons following the Legacy "launch". 1. Great Bagley art - he is on fire drawing in the Spiderverse and I love it. 2. The series is crossing over with Amazing and then XMen right after and I follow both of those.

    That said, the series has really won me over with the Kraven/Venom fight. There's nothing deep or ponderous here - but it's genuinely fun. I love the scene of Fisk's crony introducing Kraven to the city and Kraven's standing there in full lion garb - it's the sort of outlandish fun that makes me a comic fan.

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Nov 13, 2017

    This is a fun series that's really hit its stride after a few problems early on.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Nov 13, 2017

    Venom is awesome! This Kraven arc is really fun and has some really cool moments. The art has been so good with Bagley and this series just keeps getting better.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 21, 2018

    Kraven blasts Venom into an "If This Be My Destiny" homage, which is a super heavily-worn square on the spider-story bingo card. It's a safe, simple story that breaks little new ground but also commits few sins. The rough edges to the art and the script are not all that rough, and the pace is speedy in a good way. Points that could cause trouble in a slower story speed right past without doing any harm. It's not a story that's going to stick around in my memory, but it was a perfectly fun ride while I was reading it.

  • 9.5
    that dude Nov 13, 2017

  • 9.0
    Sheachlo Nov 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Nov 8, 2017

  • 6.5
    Br'er Lapin Apr 24, 2018

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