Venom #2

Venom #2

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
6.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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• Venom was doing so well as a cosmic hero...
•  ...but now he's back on Earth in the gutter.
•  Who has taken possession of the symbiote and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monster?
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Dec 24, 2016

    The art is pretty good, especially when it comes to Venom's new design, and the writing by Mike Costa is definitely head and shoulders above most other things that Marvel is doing now. The tone of the book is one of despair, as Venom is forced to tag long with someone who is no doubt going to push past most of Venom's more heroic tendencies to make sure he does more villainous things. The is probably the most human that the symbiote has been, and the struggle between good and bad brings this out beautifully. It will be interesting to see how Venom and his new host adapt to each other and if Venom can overcome Lee's selfish tendencies. This is one of the few Marvel books that I have found it worthwhile to read, so I would definitely recommend giving it a read. This is a great read and I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Stephen M. Lyon Dec 29, 2016

    This comic has me fascinated, which is hard to do these days. I often find newly introduced characters hard to commit to, but Lee Price is intriguing enough to keep reading just to see his backstory and where the character is going. The addition of the symbiote who has had a crisis of morality has made this the highlight of Marvel's newest offerings. It is definitely staying on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jan 8, 2017

    Overall, we're enjoying this new twist on Venom, but there's only so long this kind of storytelling can work before we're craving something more. Hopefully we get a character-driven third issue that really gets us into the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Dec 22, 2016

    Venom isn't a kid-friendly Marvel title. Oh no, this is a villain-driven story that's doing justice to the original incarnation of the character, and bringing the danger back to the Venom name. After feeding off so many hosts, it's high time the symbiote got a bit of its own back, and Lee Price is proving to be the perfect, despicable protagonist for this series. Heck, all that's missing at this point is a family reunion with Carnage. Now that would be a party. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Dec 21, 2016

    Venom continues to be a pleasant surprise and offers a unique take on a classic character, and the symbiote has never been more interesting, only weighed down by its rather boring host. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 21, 2016

    Venom remains a work in progress. Mike Costa has a unique role reversal concept in play, but as of yet there hasn't been enough character work done to make it worth our while. Gerardo Sandoval gets in a few solid spreads, but overall his stiff character work does little to elevate the still developing script. There's potential to be had here, but it's not realized in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 20, 2016

    As far as the writing goes, Mike Costa generally does great work. Perhaps it's just the new host that's rubbing me the wrong way"or maybe the symbiote's new status quo just isn't my thing. Either way, this series has only an issue or two left to get better before I find the nearest bell tower and rip it off of my pull list. Read Full Review

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