Friday, February 4, 2011


A story that’s about two alien serial killing symbiotes who both have a huge hate on for Spider-Man and an even bigger one for each other is basically about having kids, fathers and sons, offspring, children, family, and responsibility? Well, at least that’s what I got from it.
Here you have Venom, Carnage, Spider-Man, and Black Cat and they all fold into a story that basically ends with a hint at the origin of Spider-Man himself.

I remember when Carnage first came out I had such mixed feelings about the character. Add that to how over used I think Venom have been put me in a state of wondering why I placed this on hold at the library?

Oh, yeah, remember now. I place just any comic related item on hold at the library.

I ended up enjoying this story a lot more than I went in thinking I would.

Venom Vs. Carnage had the start it needed, didn’t dwell too much on outside of symbiote factors, and had an ending that echoed back to the beginning of Spider-Man himself. And speaking of the old web slinger. I think the writer used him the best way possible to suit this story. People would have went into this story thinking Spider-Man because of how connected the lead characters are to him so what could have been a bad writers situation was turned into a positive one. Peter Milligan, the writer, also worked in an overall story that did not go under in continuity but gave the readers enough to maybe seek out stories in the future containing these characters.

When I first got this on hold from the library I thought I would really have a lot of problems with the art. Not that the art fails to tell a story or that I think its bad. Neither is the case. The artwork by Clayton Crain fit the story. The main problem I found was the coloring; which it seems by the credits was also done by Crain. I just found myself lost in the art, and not in a good way, when the story was taking place at night.
2 out of 5 stars

And here are a few star only reviews

4 out of 5 stars

JONAH HEX {live action movie, dvd}
1 out of 5 stars

THE GUILD {graphic novel}
4 out of 5 stars