Venom #20

Venom #20

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 18, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Jul 19, 2012

    Venom #20 is not an appropriate jumping on point if you have not been following Flash Thompson's adventures up until now. But it is a testament to the groundwork Rick Remender has laid out for the character, and as good a reason as any to catch up on this great series. This is a series that rewards loyalty, and most issues have matched the quality of #20. I appreciate Marvel having Cullen Bunn co-write this book. Remender is about to leave the series for a higher profile gig on Uncanny Avengers, and I like the idea of apprenticing the new writer to the old one. Seems like a good idea. In any event, this is superhero comics done right - action-packed, character-driven with moral choices that feel like they have real meaning.Venom #20 proudly earns four-and-a-half out of five stars. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jul 14, 2012

    Well that was surprising. I don't know much about Bennett Brant but needless to say that reveal surprised me. I'm wondering what his beef is with Flash though. Also, I loved seeing a more brutal side of Venom. He's kinda like Jason Todd, in the sense he's doing the things Spider-Man (or in Jason's case, Batman) won't. He's more aggressive, and has taken two of the Savage Six out of the game, so I'm wondering how far he'll go to stop the Crime Master, and if Betty will forgive him for it. Overall this issue continues to be the best ongoing since Bryan Miller's Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Kieran_Frost Aug 1, 2012

    The last two issues have been a chase; here we get Flash's first real full-on battle with one of the Savage Six. It was a tight, vicious one-on-one fight. I adored Flash's poisoned dialogue: "Banana Time. Like the Oldies." Even in tense situations, Remender adds brilliant humour. This was the game changer issue; where Flash is starting to get the upper hand (taking out two of the "Savage Six"); so obviously the "drama" loses a little momentum; but Betty's situation helps balance that. Still a brilliant arc; but this issue wasn't "as strong" as the previous instalments. I hope we haven't seen the last of the Human Fly... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 19, 2012

    The problematic issues with this comic essentially boil down to the fact that I feel it ended too abruptly, and that the big cliffhanger at the end didn't really do anything for me. I don't know how it affected other readers who are more familiar with Betty Brant and her family members, but it just didn't give me the big shock that I'm sure it was aiming for. Luckily, this is only part three of this story and there are two more issues after this for which Rick Remender to lay down the goods and give us a grand conclusion to his run on Venom, so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt because I always have hope in Remender. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 18, 2012

    Overall Venom has progressed nicely, forming a unique cast of characters and a brutal but dynamic world that is firing on all cylinders. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 12, 2012

    The surprise reveal at the end managed to draw no sort of emotional reaction compared to other books this week. The most I was able to muster was a shoulder shrug. Read Full Review

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