Web Of Venom: The Good Son #1

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
6.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Dylan Brock and Normie Osborn have survived the trials of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but what's next for the Goblin Childe and the Son of Venom?
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Jan 22, 2020

    There's not much to say about this issue, as it feels like it ended as soon as it started. There is a lot of story and back story crammed into this one issue to try and set-up this story arc, so I hope the next issues aren't as crammed, and allow the story to flow smoother. Overall, I'm intrigued to see where this story goes. With the kids under the influence of their family's pasts, and struggling with their demons on their own, it'll be interesting to see whether they go, hero or villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 22, 2020

    This is a good one-shot that does well to build off what we know and set up some interesting threads going forward. It does, however, feel a bit slow in its middle as it lacks some real conflict for a long portion of the tale. The cover is sadly misleading too, but that's pretty normal these days. All that said, if you're at all interested in Sleeper, the newest Symbiote to hit the scene, don't miss this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 23, 2020

    While other Web of Venom titles opt for more obvious horror, The Good Son #1 takes another less traveled, but just as creepy path. Gifted a truly haunting energy by Zac Thompson and a very capable art team, Web of Venom: The Good Son #1 is the start of a creepy slice of Marvel life that we rarely see in the 616. Even with an early drag in the opening pages, this Web of Venom spin-off shows real promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jan 22, 2020

    Overall, this package as a whole was okay. Outside of Funeral Pyre, these Web of Venoms haven't really been grasping me, and this newest one is just…fine. Seeing Dylan be a negative influence character archetype was different and took a minute for me to roll with, but I can't say I really hated it. If its a condition of being under Knull's influence, there's not much the kid can do, and it saves the character from being a sudden heel-turn from out of nowhere. Still, it's an issue that shows the two boys sneaking out and causing some trouble, before ultimately coming to blows themselves. The most important take away is the revelation of Dylan being far from a Good Son like we thought. All in all, its just an okay story, with okay art. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jan 27, 2020

    A creepy kid story that just barely touches on nature vs nurture when it comes to these kids of famed baddies. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jan 22, 2020

    Web of Venom: The Good Son is an important chapter in the unfolding saga of Venom vs. Knull. Many will want to pick it up for that alone. The writing is solid, but at the same time, no moment really makes this book stand out to me. Because the art is kind of hit or miss, I can’t say that everyone needs to read this right away. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 22, 2020

    Moments of greatness can be found in the art by Dio Neves but overall it cannot overcome the general lacklust in the narrative. Read Full Review

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