Venom #161

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

•  Cured of the metabolic disorder affecting the symbiote's mental state, Venom is back to acting like his old Lethally Protecting self.
•  But battling your way through New York City doesn't go unpunished, and Eddie and the symbiote are about to discover that the hard way...
•  ...when the wall-crawling super-sleuth SPIDER-WOMAN kicks in their door!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 9, 2018

    Venom #161 is a fun and character-driven one-off tale that reminds you that comics can sometimes just tell a contained story. The conflict is well-managed, the characters play off one another well, and the artistic team work together to make this a truly beautiful comic. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read. You dont even need an X-Men comic to follow this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 7, 2018

    A strong first issue in an arc that brings Venom back to basics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 7, 2018

    If you've similarly lapsed on the Lethal Protector, now's the time to check back in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 12, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Feb 7, 2018

    Venom #161 shows that Mike Costa is capable of stories more engaging than what he’s given us previously. Despite out right ignoring years of character development for Venom, I would say that his run on the character so far has been decent, but I believe he holds potential for more memorable stories like what we got today. Since this is a one-off I can recommend any fan of Venom, or Spider-Woman, to check this out, even if you haven’t been keeping up with the title to this point. It’s deeper than you’d expect and so visually pleasing. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 8, 2018

    This isn't really a bad issue at all, but it feels like it still isn't as good as it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 7, 2018

    The individual elements can be enjoyed, but they don't quite form a cohesive whole. Read Full Review

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