Eddie Brock has escaped from the Maker and has travelled across the country with what remains of his other half in the guise of a dog, as it is essentially brain dead according to evil Reed Richards. His goal is to seek out his last remaining family, his estranged father! In true Venom fashion, it goes like this:
A really interesting change of pace in what has thusfar been a pretty quick and dirty (albeit well written and drawn, I mean that as a term of endearment) series. Eddie has gone to ground so to speak and is looking for what drew the symbiote to his family home when he was in a coma and on autopilot. To say he received no answers is an understatement as his dad literally punched him in the face for asking. Really, really strange issue, super interesting. I’m genuinely curious where this is going and pretty excited to find out, kudos to Donny Cates.
The art by Ryan Stegman is typically great, it almost goes without saying. I might not have gone further than that were it not for this gem of a title page, if there were a poster of this I would buy it. The mist, the shadows, the beautiful use of empty space, perfection.
Colors and inks by Frank Martin and JP Mayer respectively serve the plot perfectly, with a somber gray and a heavier style conveying the sad tone in the absence of Eddie’s other.
A really interesting direction to take this book, obviously the symbiote will be back someday but for now this book has a really unique tone, almost like a monster movie or even something out there like Insomnia. Check it out.
Venom #9: You Can Never Go Home Again
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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