After turning over a new leaf and vowing to protect the innocent, Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote stalk the streets of San Francisco looking for trouble as Venom - and boy, do they find it in these action-packed tales! It's a veritable who's-who of Spider-Man's deadliest foes as Venom goes toe-to-toe with the Punisher, Juggernaut, Demogoblin, and Morbius the Living VampAfter turning over a new leaf and vowing to protect the innocent, Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote stalk the streets of San Francisco looking for trouble as Venom - and boy, do they find it in these action-packed tales! It's a veritable who's-who of Spider-Man's deadliest foes as Venom goes toe-to-toe with the Punisher, Juggernaut, Demogoblin, and Morbius the Living Vampire! But when Eddie Brock bonds with yet another parasitic life-form, will he succumb to madness - or can he conquer the enemy within? Plus: Venom takes on the ever-incredible Hulk, in a rare and never-before-reprinted tale written by legendary Hulk scribe Peter David! COLLECTING: Venom : Funeral Pyre 1-3, Venom: The Madness 1-3, Venom: The Enemy Within 1-3, Incredible Hulk & Venom 1...
|Title||:||Venom: The Enemy Within|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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Venom: The Enemy Within Reviews
The majority of Venom's 90s mini-series which were basically a Venom ongoing have a bad reputation. This volume shows both why that reputation is deserved, and why there are some half-decent stories in amongst them.The first story, Funeral Pyre, is probably the most run of the mill. Venom tries to be a good guy, runs afoul of the Punisher and a new supervillain, and it all ends badly for everyone. Bog standard, inoffensive, with decent artwork, but instantly forgettable.The Madness, the second story collected here, is dire. Not only does it make little to no sense, the conclusion is rushed and unexplained, the supporting cast all disappear after this mini, and the artwork makes things ten times worse. Yuck.Luckily The Enemy Within rectifies all of this, with an intriguing little horror story about Demogoblin, involving a team-up between Venom and Morbius, and a very unexpected ending, plus the best art of the bunch here. Easily the most enjoyable story here.And finally, you can always count on Peter David for a laugh as Incredible Hulk and Venom rounds out the collection with a laugh. Like Funeral Pyre, this is inoffensive, but will likely linger in the mind a bit longer.So overall there's some good, some great, and some awful in here - the very description of a 3 star book.
Hard to believe this was approved by the Comics Code Authority there is quite a bit of nightmare fuel in this graphic novel. This makes me pine for the comics of the ninties, late eighties? With the Rambo style Punisher the Demogoblin and Mobius. It was interesting seeing Spider-Man as a sort of bad guy.
The Enemy Within is comprised of three separate stories involving Venom. Some are better than others. Some are complete shit. All of it is pretty disappointing for my favorite Spider-Man villain.Funeral Pyre: Bland, boring, wasted a Punisher appearance, Pyre was a forgettable villain, and that's pretty much it. Not horrible, but definitely not good. Madness: Wow...I didn't think a comic could be so HORRIBLE! This has been the worst Venom story....actually make that the worst comic story in general that I ever read. It made no sense with the aliens/parasites/Necromancer? I can't even recall what I just read since it's so out of order and weird (in a bad way). To add insult to injury, the art was atrocious and did not accurately or artistically depict Venom. Plus it wasted another potentially cool cameo with the Juggernaut. I'll pretend this never happened.Enemy Within: This was exactly what I wanted from a Venom story. Cool action, a coherent story, nice art, and Venom being Venom. Morbius and Demogoblin made great guests in this limited series, one as an ally and the other as an enemy. The goblins-attacking story was "comic book good" (that is, not a generally great story, but by comic standards, it was actually pretty good) and provided more than enough interest and action to nearly excuse the previous limited series in this trade paperback...almost. I wish all Venom stories were written as well as this one.Hulk vs Venom: This was another strong, yet short, Venom story that I liked. Though instead of delivering on what the title promises, it's mostly just a brief team-up between the Hulk and Venom. Regardless, it's a pretty good one-shot, and it's actually pretty funny. You can tell the writers were having fun with this one, and that's exactly what we got; a fun Venom/Hulk comic that's not overly serious or full of messy plot lines. Just straight-up Venom taking it easy for a change. You got 4 stories total: one that's very underwhelming, one that's utterly horrendous, and two that are pretty good and worth looking into. It's a split down the middle, but unfortunately Madness is so irredeemably terrible that it devalues the entire graphic novel. Thankfully we get a strong finisher between The Enemy Within and Hulk vs Venom. All in all, I don't recommend it for quality, but instead only for those who love Venom like I do. If this collection only gave us the last two stories, I'd easily give this more stars (but life ain't prefect, and neither is this).