Venom: First Host #2

Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• The mystery of VENOM'S first host continues to unfold as EDDIE and the VENOM are ambushed by a Skrull only to be saved by an unlikely ally, a Kree soldier named TEL-KAR!
•  But why are these two following Eddie? And why did TEL-KAR call it HIS symbiote?
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham Sep 7, 2018

    The mystery of VENOM: FIRST HOST continues to unfold as Eddie and Venom are ambushed by a Skrull only to be saved by an unlikely ally, a Kree soldier named Tel-Kar! But why are these two following Eddie? And why did Tel-Kar call it HIS symbiote? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Sep 7, 2018

    Venom First Host is an intriguing look into the emotional sides of Venom. Moving forward, the story has many places to go and I'm eager to see where it lands. This exploration into how the symbiote feels about its various hosts is adding more depth to the parasite we've known for years. Overall, this series is deserving of a spot on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Sep 5, 2018

    Mike Costa expanded the story in issue two and brought compassion and a deeper level to the plot. The symbiote is an interesting creature, and it's always fascinating finding out new information about its origin, and watching how it interacts with other people. I didn't think a crying Venom would take me back, but it did. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 5, 2018

    The adventures of Venom's host is still interesting though the action/drama is a bit predictable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Sep 5, 2018

    Venom: First Host #2 isn’t exactly worth the price of admission. Yes, some important steps are made, but they can be summed up so quickly since the story is going exactly as you would have guessed so far anyway. If you buy this one, I don’t think you’ll regret it, but at the same time, I not going to go out of my way to recommend it to anyone unless they really, really enjoyed the first issue. But maybe Venom crying will make this issue a hot collector’s item. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 10, 2018

    The second issue of this weekly series dives into the Kree solider and his connection to the symbiote a bit further however has still has failed to hook me feeling just a bit to run of the mill in a crowded Venom market lately to standout.  The art is strong and looks good throughout but doesn't elevate this issue above average. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Sep 5, 2018

    Hopefully it gets better as it nears the conclusion, but I'm not exactly counting on it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Sep 6, 2018

    This Venom First Host story is really not bad at all. But that's just it. There is nothing wrong with the book, it's actually quite entertaining. I mentioned in the review for #1 that the only thing really wrong with everything is the timing of this story being released. I still believe that besides that, this is a fun little romp through a little more Venom backstory. Bagley has always been solid but, the one knock I do have on this book is that some pages just seem off. At one point I had to check if there was another artist I didn't know about.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 18, 2019

    Venom and Tel-Kar team-up briefly before the Kree leapfrogs the story forward with a surprisingly fast drive into villain territory. I'm all in favor of that, as this issue's follow-up dose of his backstory isn't compelling in its own right and also sits poorly with established continuity. Here's hoping we've seen the last of it! High-quality art smooths over the still-glitchy script to make this issue a fundamentally decent read.

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Oct 3, 2018

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Sep 6, 2018

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  • 6.5
    Herushalaim Sep 5, 2018

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Sep 7, 2018

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