Venom #11

Venom #11

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - DeShawn Dec 25, 2011

    Although not much at first glance, it serves as a complex allegory for dependance. Much like his alcoholism, the Venom symbiote serves as a crutch for Flash Thompson, effectively replacing it altogether. Flash begins to be dependant on the symbiote, firstly because it allows him the use of his legs and secondly because it allows him to protect the ones he loves. However, what is also explored throughout the series is the symbiote's deviant nature, one that is all too similar to the nature of alcohol. While the theme of dependance isn't thoroughly explored in this issue, the cover serves as a stark reminder of an issue that is sure to be relevant in the future. Dare I say, it may be this generation's equivalent of Bob Layton's iconic "Demon in a Bottle" Iron Man #128 cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 21, 2011

    Tony Moore is still missed on this series, but Lan Medina continues to do a solid job on the art. His Venom is too slick and clean, but he makes up for it with Jack's horrific visage. He has a great talent for body language and facial expressions, which make all of the excellently drawn scenes with the macabre Jack stand out in this team-up from Hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 26, 2011

    If you haven't read this series yet, this is a great issue to get started on as you will absolutely hate the Jack-O-Lantern and hope Venom knocks out the rest of his teeth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 23, 2011

    "Venom" is a strange little comic; it's mostly concerned with exploring the emotional ramifications of these situations, yet also tries to play on a scale perhaps bigger than its title character can carry. Flash is on the road to a mini event, but we care more about his new nemesis than we do about him. Perhaps interacting with other characters and sharing the mess will help the overall narrative come to life in a way it hasn't quite yet. Only time will tell if Remender can inject the care into this book it needs. Read Full Review

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