mike costa


Venom: First Host #1 Advance Review &#8211 Fleshing Out Venoms History

Venom: First Host #1 Advance Review – Fleshing Out Venom's History

Between that and the focus on the symbiote’s offspring, it comes off like the story Mike Costa would have written as the continuation to his run on the Venom series.As such, it’s a solid story competently told We go back to stories about Eddie terrorizing smalltime lowlifes Costa was a consistently solid Venom writer, and[...]

Venom #165 Review: I Wanna See a Recreation of this Nativity Scene

Venom #165 Review: I Wanna See a Recreation of this Nativity Scene

Thankfully, Spider Woman is here to save the day, and she and Venom are intent on keeping the likes of the Scorpion away from the symbiote and its impending child.[caption id="attachment_835743" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #165 cover by Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell[/caption]Mike Costa wraps up his run on Venom with a showdown between Brock and[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses Week of April 4th 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priests Justice League

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of April 4th, 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priest's Justice League

The second issue does nothing to improve, and the bland leads weigh down the comic all the more.[caption id="attachment_822456" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #164 cover by Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell[/caption]Win: Venom #164 Reminds Me Why I Love this Series (Two Issues from the Relaunch)Yes, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Venom is dancing appealingly on the horizon, but Mike Costa and Mark Bagley are[...]

Venom #164 Review: Whats Eating Eddie Brock

Venom #164 Review: What's Eating Eddie Brock?

The dreams are bizarre and unnerving, and the confrontation with the Shocker is both funny and heavy on action.Mike Costa’s focus on the relationship between Eddie and the symbiote remains one of the strongest aspects of the comic There’s plenty to enjoy about this strange, tenuous, yet affectionate relationship between man and alien parasite.[caption id="attachment_824833"[...]

Venom #161 Review: A Nice One-Off Before the Next Crossover

Venom #161 Review: A Nice One-Off Before the Next Crossover

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Venom is cured. His tangle with Flash Thompson has brought the creeping madness in the symbiote under control, and he goes to celebrate by bringing in the Looter. Unfortunately, Spider Woman was watching, and she still thinks that Venom is a monster. This leads to another fight with a Spider-person for Eddie. This […]

Venom Inc. Omega Review: Symbiotezilla Attacks New York

Venom Inc. Omega Review: Symbiotezilla Attacks New York

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The day appears to be won, but Lee Price isn't down yet. The remnants of the people he infected as Maniac return to him, turning him into a giant Symbiote monster in the image of Venom. Spider-Man, Anti-Venom, Black Cat, Venom, and Mania still have a fight on their hands. Like the last […]

Venom #160 Review: Dumb but Fun Symbiote Extravaganza

Venom #160 Review: Dumb but Fun Symbiote Extravaganza

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Venom, Anti-Venom, Mania, Black Cat, and the Amazing Spider-Man are gearing up for an assault on the meeting place of the Five Families, which has just been taken over by Lee Price, aka Maniac, and his symbiote-infested hordes. It's up to these five to free the victims and bring Maniac down. You know […]

Amazing Spider-Man #793 Review: Abysmal Dialogue and Humorless Jokes

Amazing Spider-Man #793 Review: Abysmal Dialogue and Humorless Jokes

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Spider-Man has been infected by Maniac's symbiote and is on a crime spree across New York. This has all been designed to draw out the Black Cat, whom has gone to ground. Agent Anti-Venom is the only one who can save Spider-Man from the symbiote. Elsewhere, Black Cat has surfaced alongside Eddie Brock, […]

Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #5: Venom #156 by Mike Costa and Mark Bagley

Top Marvel Comics of 2017 #5: Venom #156 by Mike Costa and Mark Bagley

So, VICE said they couldn't find 10 comics to put on their list for 2017. I get that 2017 has been a bit of a crap PR year for comics, especially the Big Two, but that is extremely reductive and disingenuous. There are plenty of talented creators who have done some phenomenal work this year […]

Venom #159 Review: Best Issue of Venom Inc. So Far

Venom #159 Review: Best Issue of Venom Inc. So Far

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] *Ties into the Venom Inc. Crossover Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and the new Anti-Venom (Flash Thompson) are pitted against the symbiote hordes of Maniac, aka former-Venom Lee Price. Elsewhere, Eddie Brock begins his search for his other half through the streets of New York. This is undoubtedly the best issue of the Venom Inc. […]

Venom #158 Review: Not As Much Action As Youd Think

Venom #158 Review: Not As Much Action As You'd Think

Eddie has become one of the more interesting protagonists in a Marvel comic under Mike Costa’s authorship He understands this character and his dynamic with the symbiote quite well.[caption id="attachment_754193" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Venom #158 art by Mark Bagley, John Dell, Andrew Hennessy, and Dono Sanchez-Almara[/caption]Mark Bagley’s artwork remains excellent and helps make up for the[...]

Venom #157 Review: The War Of Hunters Continues

Venom #157 Review: The War Of Hunters Continues

The entire art team is incredible.Venom is rising quickly to become one of my favorite of Marvel’s offerings, and I hope Mike Costa, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, John Dell, and Dono Sanchez-Almara continue their fantastic work with this comic Keep up the good work, guys I highly recommend this series Give it a read.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"][rwp-review-form[...]

Venom #156 Review: Venom Versus Kraven The Hunter Fight

Venom #156 Review: Venom Versus Kraven The Hunter; Fight!

It’s an all-around great-looking issue.Venom is on track with Mike Costa, Bagley, and Almara #156 was a fun and absorbing issue through and through, and it earns its recommendation with aplomb Read this one It’s a great ride.[rwp-review-ratings id="0"][rwp-review-form id="0"] [rwp-review-recap id="0"]Kraven the Hunter is back in town, and the underground dinosaur colony that’s heralded[...]


Venom #154 Review: Life Through Flat Eyes

Venom #154 Review: Life Through Flat Eyes

One thing I’ve greatly enjoyed about Mike Costa’s time with Venom is how he has fleshed out the symbiote as a character independent of Eddie Brock This issue pushes to explore that character even further We see how it spends its time while Eddie Brock sleeps, how it feels about Eddie and the decisions he[...]

Marvel Legacy &#8211 Venom #155 Review: Bagley And Brains

Marvel Legacy – Venom #155 Review: Bagley And Brains

This is a great-looking book, and it helps the reader stay engaged.This new arc for writer Mike Costa shows a level of pacing and character focus that has been unseen in recent issues of the title While “Land Before Crime” was a fun story, the pacing was pretty wonky, and it never slowed down to[...]


Venom #152 Review: A Fun Diversion From Secret Empires Dreariness

Venom #152 Review: A Fun Diversion From Secret Empire's Dreariness

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Having discovered an underground kingdom of dinosaur people led by Stegron, the Dinosaur Man, Venom is put against the wall struggling against the hordes of dinosaur-human hybrids created by the creature. Luckily, he gets a little help from a source you've probably guessed at already. When Eddie returns to Alchemax after the first […]

Tradd Moore On Venom #150 As Original Numbers And Eddie Brock Return (For Now) Plus Backup By Michelinie And Lim

Tradd Moore On Venom #150 As Original Numbers And Eddie Brock Return (For Now) Plus Backup By Michelinie And Lim

First, there's this art by Tradd Moore:https://twitter.com/TraddMoore/status/832310679017291776That comes along with a creative team, which sees current Venom artist Gerardo Sandoval drawing a backup written by Robbie Thompson, while Moore teams with current Venom writer Mike Costa on the main story: VENOM #150 MIKE COSTA, ROBBIE THOMPSON & DAVID MICHELINIE (W) TRADD MOORE, GERARDO SANDOVAL & RON LIM (A) Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL Variant Cover[...]

God Is Dead Volume 1 &#8211 24 Trades Of Christmas

God Is Dead Volume 1 – 24 Trades Of Christmas

But this is about the first volume from Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim.. which I really enjoyed reading.The premise for the series was very straightforward and clever What would happen if all of the mythological gods turned out to not only be real, but all returned to existence at the exact same time[...]