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Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now!

The symbiote reveals how it gained this new ability, and the two pay another visit to Rex.[caption id="attachment_907948" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #5 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Venom #5 has the least going on out of all of Donny Cates’s issues so far It sets up a new status quo for Venom’s[...]

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Eddie Brock and his other are helpless but to listen as this transpires.[caption id="attachment_894682" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #4 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]So, this issue is a big backstory issue for Knull, and, consequently, it lacks the flair and excitement of the previous installment That’s not to say that this issue[...]

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

He and Miles agree to a truce so that they can take on the Symbiote Dragon ravaging New York City.[caption id="attachment_872985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #3 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Venom #3 sets a new high point for the series already, surpassing the prior two excellent issues This comic does so much[...]

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

It’s an all-consuming beast, and we don’t even know how intelligent it is yet.[caption id="attachment_867224" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #2 art by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Ryan Stegman puts in the work on the artistic front There is a lovingly detailed and all-around grotesque scene of the symbiote healing the gaping whole in Eddie’s[...]

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend?

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] All Spider-Man's allies are down thanks to the Red Goblin… or at least they both think. Now Osborn is going after those close to Peter Parker, starting with Aunt May and Mary Jane Watson. Thankfully, Venom and Doctor Octopus have stakes in this fight, and Mary Jane and May are far from helpless. […]

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

That’s objectively awesome.[caption id="attachment_845021" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #1 art by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin[/caption]Stegman’s artwork doesn’t disappoint, and he seems more taken with the tongue than recent artists I’m not as big a fan of the tongue, but I can respect the appreciation He also cuts back on the crazy eyebrows from[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 The Generic Origin of Lydia Nance Revealed in X-Men Gold #22

X-Men: Bland Design – The Generic Origin of Lydia Nance Revealed in X-Men Gold #22

We might as well get it over with and recap X-Men Gold...X-Men Gold #22 Writer: Marc Guggenheim Penciler: Diego Bernard Inker: JP Mayer Colorists: Arif Prianto and Java Tartaglia Letterer: Cory Petit Cover: Dan Mora and Juan FernandezIt's time for the most boring of all the X-Books, X-Men Gold We've discussed at length why this book is so bad[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 A New Status Quo Emerges in X-Men Gold #21

X-Men: Bland Design – A New Status Quo Emerges in X-Men Gold #21

Let's see what's happening in X-Men Gold.X-Men Gold #21 Writer: Marc Guggenheim Penciller: Diego Bernard Inker: JP Mayer Colorist: Arif Prianto Letterer: Cory Petit Cover: Mike Deodato Jr and Nolan WoodardWe were pretty hard on the previous issue of X-Men Gold, which saw Kitty propose to Peter in a moment that should have been highly emotional, but fell flat due to[...]

X-Men Gold #21 Review: When the Art is So Great that it Saves the Day

X-Men Gold #21 Review: When the Art is So Great that it Saves the Day

Plus, the broad strokes of this issue are more or less reenacting the first appearance of this Brotherhood in X-Men Gold.[caption id="attachment_789030" align="aligncenter" width="600"] X-Men Gold #21 art by Diego Bernard, JP Mayer, and Arif Prianto[/caption]What really sells this one is the art Diego Bernard’s artwork is downright incredible Each scene is loaded with detail and[...]

X-Men: Bland Design – An X-citing Proposal in X-Men Gold #20 [SPOILERS]

X-Men: Bland Design – An X-citing Proposal in X-Men Gold #20 [SPOILERS]

You can see read every X-Men: Bland Design column going back to the very beginning (which was last week) at this link.Now let's get things started with X-Men Gold #20!X-Men: Gold #20 Writer: Marc Guggenheim Penciler: Diego Bernard Inker: JP Mayer Colorist: Frank Martin Letterer: Cory Petit Damage: $3.99We join the Negative Zone War storyline in progress after the X-Men, in[...]