Web Of Venom: Ve'Nam #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Juanan Ramirez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 25
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon - and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he'd found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes...and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 29, 2018

    To put it plainly, Web of Venom: Ve'Nam #1 is a must-read, plain and simple. It's a sci-fi thriller, an action-packed exploration of war, and a twisted slasher all rolled into one. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Aug 29, 2018

    WEB OF VENOM: VE'NAM #1 isn't for the faint of heart. It features some gruesome sequences. However, it's also a beautiful book. Cates, once again, outdoes himself with this issue. You won't want to miss this exciting new one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 3, 2018

    A star-studded issue that readers of Donny Cates' Venom will surely love!  It doesn't fill in holes but expands the story after the big reveal of Venom #5.  Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 3, 2018

    A phenomenal tale of horror, conspiracy, and alien biology that serves as an origin story for a key character in Donny Cates's "Venom" run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 6, 2018

    Web of Venom: Ve'Nam fills in the gaps in the symbiote's timeline on Earth in a pretty fun way. It's a nice complement to the current Venom series that's greatly expanding on the character's mythos. Just think of what other events throughout history the symbiotes could have been involved in, both from the real world and the Marvel Universe. The possibilities are as endless as they are bloody. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 29, 2018

    There's a lot to like about Web of Venom: Ve'Nam, as long as you're on board for all the weird dragon god Symbiote stuff that's been building. Cates draws from a number of obvious influences, but he's proven to be adept at remixing them and inserting them effectively into the Marvel Universe. Juanan Ramirez and Felipe Sobreiro deliver on the notes of horror in the script and communicate the time period without beating readers over the head with it. Usually, adding stuff to a character's backstory only serves to make them more complicated and less compelling (just look at ol' Canucklehead), but Cates and company avoid those pitfalls. Ve'Nam is a solid book that actually opens up the Lethal Protector for more interesting stories moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Sep 4, 2018

    Cates and company succeed overall with a solid narrative and engrossing plot. Ve'Nam delivers some really great moments and some truly memorable dialog. As the first in a series of one-shots this book sets the bar fairly high for those to follow and begins the labor intensive work of building a Venom-verse inside the larger Marvel Universe. Not only do these books showcase Cates' ability to carry an ongoing series based on essentially a Spider-Man villain, but to do so without a single appearance of the aforementioned Web-Slinger is a testament to his character work as well as his storytelling. Take note Sony, this is how you build a Spider-Manless Venom-verse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Aug 31, 2018

    This is a good one to pick up for people following the Venom series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Aug 29, 2018

    Web of Venom: Ve'nam #1 is an above average book, that if there were a few minor tweaks made to the issue, it would be in the Top 10 Books Of 2018 discussions. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 31, 2018

    Overall, Ve'Nam #1 serves as a good character builder for Rex Strickland and an enjoyable read. The art team did a wonderful job in bringing the book to life; the character details and colors add a grittier tone and feel to Web of Venom: Ve'Nam #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 29, 2018

    Web of Venom: Ve'Nam #1 is an enjoyable read, even if it doesn't reach its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 28, 2018

    Web of Venom: VeNam #1 is a decent read. The symbiote followers of Knull are shown to be as terrifying as we believed, Rex is expanded upon as a character in an interesting way, and we get to see Nick Fury being Nick Fury. That, along with the great artwork, earns the comic a recommendation. Feel free to check it out this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Sep 4, 2018

    Really fun one shot, that is right on the cusp of a standalone story, I think you can read and enjoy it on it's own but the Venom main series does a lot of the initial stage setting. Really fun, can't wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Aug 29, 2018

    The first of the Web of Venom one shots is a compelling, dark origin story of sorts that serves its purpose but lacks some of the kinetic and cohesive energy of its parent series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 5, 2018

    Despite the several criticisms presented in this review, Ve'nam is a solid comic book, but it doesn't quite live up to the expectations Cates has created for his Marvel work as of late. The artwork more than lives up to material, but it's in service to the story, so ultimately the work still suffers. This content deserved to have a mini-series devoted to it. There was so much to explore and readers are only given a taste, but perhaps fans will be rewarded one day with the missions of the sym-soldiers... Read Full Review

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