Venom: First Host #1

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN...before VENOM... There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned  in need of Venom's help - only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom's undoing?!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham Aug 30, 2018

    In the debut issue of VENOM: FIRST HOST, we discover that Eddie Brock is not the first person to successfully bond with the Venom symbiote. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 29, 2018

    A strong start to a series that at Marvel that continues to flesh out Venom in new and exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Sep 4, 2018

    A great first issue for this arc, and I look forward to seeing how this story unfolds for our favorite web-slinging' anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 28, 2018

    Despite a little wonkiness in the artwork, this mini-series does have something for everyone. Those who are unfamiliar with Eddie Brock and his better half will get a decent introduction to who Venom is, even if his supporting cast is left unintroduced. Long time fans will get to learn the secret origins of the symbiote's first partner, in a story Marvel Comics history buffs are sure to enjoy as well. It's not perfect, but it's far from bad. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 28, 2018

    Venom: First Host #1 is a solid continuation of Costas story of Eddie Brock and his symbiote. The titular first host is based in a cool bit of Marvel history, the artwork of Bagley, Sanchez-Almara, and Hennesy is good, and the book is some good fun on the whole. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Aug 29, 2018

    If there’s anyone I can easily recommend First Host to, it’s fans of Mike Costa’s Venom (there’s dozens of you!) or maybe even Michelinie’s. It’s fair to suspect that Costa might have been cut short on his time with the character, so if you wanted him to see it through, this may be your last chance. Barely enough actually happens to warrant picking up this issue instead of waiting for the next, but the writing is entertaining enough to make up for it. Mark Bagley’s Venom is an automatic approval and I don’t think many will argue with me there. All around a pretty solid start that I don’t think you’ll regret checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Aug 29, 2018

    Venom: First Host #1 is a book you should root for. A weekly mini-series that could change the universe if the creators decide to turn up the volume. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 31, 2018

    Final Verdict: 7.0 – An enjoyable mash-up of intergalactic and street-level battles come together in this new mini-series that delves into the past and present of never before seen chapters of Venom's life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 3, 2018

    If you were super invested in the Costa and Bagley run before Cates and Stegmen took over, wondering how a few things may have been wrapped up, well well well do I have a book for you ... Venom: First Host! However if you've moved on and are sticking with whats more current this feels safe to ignore and skip, although not offensive, it doesn't feel worth the investment right now. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Charlie Ridgely Aug 29, 2018

    There are two Venom comics coming from Marvel this week, and only one is worth your money. This one isn't it. Read Full Review

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