Venom #22

Venom #22

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9
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The Savage Six took their shot – now Venom takes his! With his darkest secrets exposed to those he loves, Flash Thompson has one name on his hit list: Jack O’Lantern!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 14, 2012

    Venom #22 is for me, the wholepackage. It earns the score I give it not because it's a perfect issue, but due to the fact that it delivers an emotionally strong finish with the right amount of necessary style. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 16, 2012

    A perfect ending to what's been an amazing run, giving us a little bit of almost everything that made this series a keeper. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 14, 2012

    Thanks for a great run, sir, and for perhaps the best chapter in the history of symbiote stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 8, 2012

    The last loose end for Flash to tie up is his number one villain, Jack O'Lantern. Green Goblin being Spider-Man's greatest arch nemesis doesn't make a whole lot of sense the more you think about it, but Flash and Jack are cut from the same cloth. They both had terrible fathers and became monsters with extraordinary abilities. Exactly what makes Flash become the hero and Jack the villain is something Remender oh-so-poetically reveals here. The climax comes with a disturbing surprise, and that falls right in step with how this series began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 10, 2012

    If you haven't been reading the series I highly recommend that you try and pick up the TPBs you won't be disappointed. If you just want more Remender Venom he is as a part of the Secret Avengers roster. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 9, 2012

    Rick Remender closes out this series in nearly perfect form, and I couldn't have asked for him to put out a better finale to his run. Fans will not be disappointed, and I think this one will go down as a fan-favorite comic from this decade; as something that was truly different from everything that shared its name before it, showing us that the character of Venom isn't stale as we thought. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 9, 2012

    Gorgeous fight choreography, a message that punches you in the gut, a well-earned ending from one of Marvel's rising stars. Don't miss this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 9, 2012

    Now that we have come to the end of Remender's amazing run on Venom, we are left to ponder one thing. Will Cullen Bunn be able to make the staying power, violence, emotion, cleverness, originality and quality that Remender brought to the book. Without those qualities, I'm afraid we might lose this great hero to find only small doses of him in Secret Avengers. I certainly have my reservations about Bunn- I am not his biggest fan. I didn't like his work on Wolverine. I was sent into a small berserker rage after reading the first two issues of Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. I dropped the Captain America &" book halfway through his first arc due to boredom. He has a lot to prove in my eyes and he has big shoes to fill. I am hopeful that he will hit his stride with my beloved Venom. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 11, 2012

    First things first, thanks to Rick Remender for an amazing comic series and making me a big fan of Flash Thompson, and making him my favorite Venom. Now, onto this issue, I loved how Flash's dad was tied in with this, and seeing Flash's rough childhood, from trying to protect his sister, being told he was in the wrong by his mother, and everything else. I will say I was genuinely surprised when he opened the door to see his Father's corpse, but I should have expected that from Jack O'Lantern, who's become a great villain in the last twenty or so issues. He's definitely like The Joker mixed with the Green Goblin which is a fun villain for a guy like Venom, and I'm glad Remender kept him around for Bunn to play with. All in all, this was a fine comic, nothing amazing, but it was a nice way to cap off Remender's run on Venom. Read Full Review

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