In Review: Venom #1

Eddie Brock AKA Venom seemingly spends most of his days projecting his mind into symbiotes out in space, saving lives around the universe.

Synopsis: Having accepted the mantle of King In Black during the previous story arc. Eddie Brock AKA Venom seemingly spends most of his days projecting his mind into symbiotes out in space, saving lives around the universe. However, when Bedlam shows up. Eddy’s new gig becomes far more complicated.

 

The Story

Having reconnected with his son Dylan in previous issues. Eddie Brock is no longer Venom, but he is now King In Black who controls all the symbionts. Meanwhile, Dylan is struggling in school and doesn’t seem to be able to keep himself out of trouble. Meanwhile, the Venom Symbiont has gone missing and has not been seen. Eddie has warned his son about bonding with the symbiont.

While on a mission passing between Symbionts and trying to rescue a ship from pirates. One of the Symbionts that Eddie is using gets taken over by something else, It tells Eddie to get his life in order and say his goodbyes because it is coming for him. But it seems that something is also coming for his son Dylan too.

 

Artwork

Bryan Hitch blows us out of the water with this first issue. I love the closing few pages where Eddie is falling through some weird vortex and finds himself meeting Meridius who tells him he is at the end of all that is. Also, the character design for Meridius is awesome.

 

Overall

Al Ewing writes a pretty solid opening issue here and provides lots of little plot threads for us to mull over. I particularly liked how he introduces Dylan and his talking cat. The way he has Eddie describe what it is like to control the symbionts is brilliant. I loved that he called the four that he used the most John, Paul, Ringo, and George, and kind of personalizing them. But the question that nags at me is where is Venom. What’s happened to him.

 

Overall. I can’t wait for the next issue.

 

9.6
Venom #1
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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