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Venom is back in his classic form, and deadlier than ever! The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more "Agent of the Cosmos." No more Lethal Protector. It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad. But now that Venom is back on Earth and back in the gutter, just who has bonded with him - and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monstVenom is back in his classic form, and deadlier than ever! The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more "Agent of the Cosmos." No more Lethal Protector. It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad. But now that Venom is back on Earth and back in the gutter, just who has bonded with him - and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monster?Collecting: Venom 1-6...

Title : Venom, Vol. 1: Homecoming
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ISBN : 9781302906023
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Number of Pages : 136 Pages
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Venom, Vol. 1: Homecoming Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    2018-09-17 09:45

    I couldn’t care less as I’m not a fan of either Venom or Eddie Brock but it should be noted that the cover of this book is misleading. Eddie, the most infamous host of the Symbiote, is reunited with Venom, they’re saying “We’re Back!” and the subtitle is “Homecoming”, so Eddie Brock/Venom fans (there must be some) should reasonably expect this to be about the pair - Venom being just one example of Marvel probably deciding to go back to the classic incarnation of the character after seeing how returning to the status quo in Rebirth made DC a pile of cash. Except it’s not really about Eddie and Venom - they’re actually only together for a handful of pages at the end. Most of this one is about some nobody piece of trash called Lee Price who stumbles across the Symbiote and gets embroiled in some convoluted and tedious blackmail scheme with Black Cat, Scorpion and the Feds. It doesn’t help either that the comic is drawn by one of the worst artists working today, Gerardo Sandoval, whose busy ‘90s pencils make everything look flat, jagged and ugly. He’s done worse elsewhere (his work on the Secret Wars tie-in, Age of Apocalypse, is heinous) but it’s still really bad here. I suppose it’s interesting that after all the years of nonsense this character’s gone through as Agent Venom, a Guardian of the Galaxy and his latest role as “Space Knight”, the Symbiote is now more inclined towards “good” hosts and wants to be heroic rather than villainous - Venom actually has some character development for a change! - but it’s small beer in a book that’s mostly dreary reading. Venom’s just another decent supporting player/antagonist who can’t carry a solo title. Maybe there’s a good Venom comic out there (probably not) but this ain’t it.

  • Paul
    2018-09-01 09:41

    I'm sure a lot of 'old school' Venom fans will be overjoyed by this return to the status quo for Venom but I'm not one of them. I only started liking Venom when Flash Thompson became the symbiote's host so, for me, this marks the end of Venom's interesting years. The book's really not good, either.

  • Chad
    2018-09-09 09:33

    I couldn't be less excited about Eddie Brock getting the symbiote back. But Eddie Brock doesn't even show up until the end of the book when he's working for the FBI (Because you know, they hire serial killers.) Some new psychopath Lee Price bonds with the symbiote and exerts influence on it to make it kill people. The story is overly complicated and nonsensical. Gerardo Sandoval's jagged, dark art looks terrible, like something Image would have produced in the 90's.Bring back Flash Thompson! His character was at least interesting.

  • Garrett
    2018-08-29 07:49

    Without a doubt the best Venom comic I've read so far. The symbiote is actually given characterization in this comic, and is really more of the main character than the new host is. I enjoyed the power conflict of the new host (Lee Price) and the symbiote, and I appreciated the art as well. The ending however was disappointing, as Eddie Brock is coming back ( I would have preferred the new character to remain as Venom, but who knows). Either way, it's a big improvement over earlier Venom titles.

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2018-09-05 10:46

    [Read as single issues]After a good few years of highly successful stories featuring Flash Thompson as Agent Venom, first on Earth and then as a member of the Guardians Of The Galaxy and his own series as a Space Knight, the Powers That Be have decided that Venom will now be back on Earth and rebond with Eddie Brock. But first, we get a six issue story featuring one of the least likeable characters I've ever met, Lee Price.Lee is a damaged man; after spending time as an Army Ranger and suffering injuries that make 'normal' jobs difficult now that he has returned from service, he finds himself both part of the Black Cat's criminal underworld and the newest host of the Venom symbiote. In an interesting twist, Lee is the one exerting his influence over the symbiote, much to the symbiote's chagrin. The transition from Space Knight to this series is shaky (even with a bridging story in the recently released Venom #150), but at least the symbiote's new state of mind as a hero remains intact, even if Lee does his darnedest to break it.The story is up and down for the most part, and the eventual reunion of Eddie Brock and Venom is a means to an end, but it's not particularly bad. The artwork is the real saving grace, as Gerardo Sandoval continues on from Space Knight as the ongoing artist here, his dark, sketchy, anime-like proportions a perfect fit for Venom's world.Not the best, but a decent story that moves the Venom symbiote away from one familiar status quo to another. I do wonder if writer Mike Costa had more plans for Lee Price, but for now, I guess we'll never know.

  • Adam Fisher
    2018-09-12 06:44

    3.5 StarsDon't let the cover fool you. Eddie Brock only returns as Venom in the last pages of this Venom comeback. What does unfold is a dark and chaotic story about the mind of our favorite symbiote...Venom, apparently recently removed from Flash Thompson (how that happened isn't explored) is trying to survive. Hiding on the streets, he is looking for a new hero to bond himself to. After temporarily bonding himself with a homeless man, he protects and bonds with Lee Price, a criminal who just lined up a job with Mac Gargan (currently Scorpion, but a previous Venom host). Venom immediately regrets it, sensing the "bad" in Lee, but is overpowered and controlled by his host. The rest of the Volume is split between Lee's criminal activities, encounters with Black Cat and Scorpion, and culminates with a fight against Spider-Man. Lured by the potential to be re-bonded with Spidey, Venom leaves Lee behind, but is captured by the Bureau, re-igniting his hatred for Spider-Man. The convoy delivering Venom is taken by Eddie Brock, reuniting them both, with the declaration of "We're Back!" as he swings away. The return of Venom/Brock has been coming for a while, and with the whole "Venom-verse" event coming soon, I really look forward to seeing how the character develops in the modern iteration of the Marvel Universe.Recommend, but with slight reservation.... Don't pre-judge a book by its cover!

  • Dimitra
    2018-08-22 08:54

    Fresh start for the symbiote and it actually wasn't that bad.. It was surprisingly interesting...Though, not interested enough to keep me invested in the long run... Flash Thomson was, is and always will be my favourite Venom and a reason, i hope, for me to get back to this or a future Venom book if he decides to come back.

  • David
    2018-09-05 12:46

    So-so. The art is over-stylized and sloppy looking. The story is not as good as the preceding Agent Venom in space stories. A step backwards and down.

  • Matt's Books
    2018-08-22 06:48

    Genialer Auftakt zur neuen Venom-Serie!Ich habe mich total auf diese Ausgabe gefreut. Venom ist in meinen Augen einer der klassischen Anti-Helden, die ich total mag. Der Zwiespalt zwischen dem Symbiont und den jeweiligen Wirten finde ich genial. Als Venom schlussendlich Flash Thompson als Wirt wählte, wurde aus dem Superschurken Venom ein… ja… ein Held. Die neue Serie beginnt allerdings nicht mit einem Wirt, den man kennt (ich zumindest nicht), sondern mit einem neuen.Zu Beginn lernt man den Kleinkriminellen Lee kennen. Er soll bei der Übergabe von Hehlerware hintergangen werden, doch gerade in diesem Moment tritt Venom auf den Plan und sucht sich ihn als neuen Wirt aus. Die Wahl erscheint logisch. Bei Lee handelt es sich um einen starken, kampferfahrenen Ex-Militär. Jedoch hat er eine dunkle Seite, welche Venom überhaupt nicht mag. Seit Venom Spider-Man als Wirt hatte, möchte er nämlich ein Held sein!Doch Lee hat andere Pläne. Mithilfe von Venom will er ein neuer Superschurke werden! Es folgt ein Kampf um die Kontrolle und Lee bekommt es unter anderem mit Scorpion, Black Cat und SPIDER-MAN zu tun. Als schlussendlich EDDY BROCK erscheint, scheint die Situation sowohl für Lee, als auch für Venom aussichtslos zu sein…Mehr wird an dieser Stelle von der Story nicht verraten! ;-)Die Story der neuen Venom Geschichte von Mike Costa finde ich super! Symbiont und Wirt sind total unterschiedlich (Lee der Kriminelle & Venom der „Held“) und mehr als einmal wird Venom in Situationen verstrickt, welche er eigentlich vermeiden wollte. Interessant finde ich, dass man in diesem Comic noch ein paar Details über die Symbiontenrasse erfährt welche man (zumindest ich) noch nicht kannte! Diese Hintergrundinfos werten die Story nochmals auf! Das i-Tüpfelchen war zu guter Letzt noch der Auftritt von Spider-Man und Eddy Brock! Herrlich!Man kann erahnen, dass der Band der Auftakt einer großartigen Reihe ist!Die Zeichnungen sind stellenweise sehr düster gehalten und wirken richtig gut. Sehr gut fand ich auch die bildliche Darstellung des inneren Zwiespaltes zwischen Lee und Venom. Das wurde vom Zeichner Gerardo Sandoval herrlich umgesetzt.Insgesamt hat mir der Band gut gefallen und ich habe mich sehr gut unterhalten gefühlt! Genial fand ich den dargestellten Konflikt zwischen dem Symbiont und dem Wirt selbst und die Informationen, die man über Venom erhält. Die Action kam auch definitiv nicht zu kurz!Ich kann den Band definitiv empfehlen und ich freue mich definitiv auf den zweiten Band!

  • Matt
    2018-09-07 09:54

    Collects Venom (2016) issues #1-6I loved this story, and was really drawn in to the story being told about this new character Lee Price. Even though Eddie Brock is on the cover of this collection dressed as Venom, Brock doesn't have a presence in this volume until the final issue (plus a small section of the penultimate issue). The real star of this volume is Lee Price, the new host for the Venom symbiote, and I found the story about him really compelling.SPOILERS:I wish that Lee would have had more time to be in the Venom role. I don't know what was happening behind the scenes, but I got the distinct feeling that writer Mike Costa had a long-term plan for a story involving Lee Price, but then Marvel mandated the return of Eddie Brock. I could be totally wrong about this, but otherwise, why would they invest so much time in building up this new character if he was going to be a non-issue by Issue #7. I really hope this isn't the last we've seen of Lee Price.

  • Drown Hollum
    2018-08-22 09:53

    At first glance, Costa's Venom story reads like Marvel's take on The Darkness. It's all very gritty, and filled with plenty of crime and killing, while remaining fundamentally connected to Spider-Man's world and rogues gallery. It's a fun read, with some keen dialogue and lots of badass Venom moments. Sandoval's art is awesome, and perfectly suited to the Venom mythos, so if nothing else, it's glorious gritty eye-candy. All of this being a lead in to the book's big swerve in its last issue is brilliant though, and we appear to be on board for a serious exploration of the symbiote. Narratively, the big surprise in the back is awesome and some great writing, but that surprise is spoiled by the paperback's cover... so yeah, that's a weird misstep. Still I really dig where Costa is going, and I'm excited to read more Venom.

  • Patrick
    2018-09-13 14:47

    What a disappointment!Could this have been any more boring? Completely generic thug as the new host? I genuinely couldn't remember this guy's name while I was reading it. The same old internal struggle? Again? What I we done to deserve this sub-par hack of a story? Maybe if you haven't been reading the character's journey for the last few years it might be okay. But, that's only because you would have missed the Remender run for Agent Venom and the way out there run as Space Knight. True character growth happened in those runs.This? This is some teenage angst BS spewing from the Klyntar. I hated this so..very..much.

  • Alex
    2018-09-04 07:53

    I was really enjoying this with the redeemed symbiote battling against a criminal host being a nice mirror to the early agent venom stuff and knowing it was not going to last meant it couldn’t outstay it’s welcome. Any hint of nuance disappears halfway through the second issue when Lee is a dominant psycho and venom has lost years worth of grown. From there it feels like it’s purely filler so that Eddie Brock gets it back in an issuer with an important number. This could have been great it’s a nice idea let down by poor writing and art which wasn’t to my taste hoping the next volume has slightly more plot to it.

  • Michael Kikle
    2018-09-19 12:49

    So dull, and so mis-advertised. Had nothing to do with Eddie until the end of the next-to-last issue, and even that wasn't enough to justify putting the guy on the cover of this volume. Glad venom is looking like his old 90s self, but this book doesn't deserve him. One of the best parts of the book is that we experience how the symbiote alien costume wants to be melded with a hero like Flash again. I love the persona that constantly changes, for the suit. Good writing on that part, but not much of a plot, sadly.

  • Adam Spanos
    2018-08-25 07:46

    I couldn't be less excited about Eddie Brock getting the symbiote back. But Eddie Brock doesn't even show up until the end of the book when he's working for the FBI (Because you know, they hire serial killers.) Some new psychopath Lee Price bonds with the symbiote and exerts influence on it to make it kill people. The story is overly complicated and nonsensical. Gerardo Sandoval's jagged, dark art looks terrible, like something Image would have produced in the 90's.

  • Carla Rodrigues
    2018-08-27 12:59

    It kinda made me feel very torn. I felt really bad for the symbiote and that was not something I was expecting to feel. The illustrations that focus on his suffering and shows how he is changed, are heart breaking and really transmit sadness. And how he got betrayed when he thought he was being saved by the person he wanted to be the most =|

  • Lisa
    2018-08-28 07:47

    Some how becoming obsessed with spider people has made me become obsessed with Venom. I am not familiar with all of the different hosts, I do know that spider-man was one of the hosts. This one in particular the dude was CRAZY!!! I did like the graphics those were pretty good, and the story and action was fun. I want to know so much more about this character.

  • Adan
    2018-08-31 12:37

    Meh. No explanation as to what happened to Flash Thompson, no explanation as to why Eddie Brock is working for the FBI, and this Lee Price guy is just not a very good character at all. So yeah, meh all the way.

  • Jose Tinoco
    2018-09-08 07:44

    Aunque echo mucho de menos a Flash, confío en que el nuevo host vaya a estar a la altura. Ya parece un personaje redondo y solo tenemos sus orígenes. Veremos cómo se va desarrollando estos volúmenes. De momento, buen inicio.

  • Jeff
    2018-08-22 08:32

    A great crime story, not to mention Costa reveals an emotional dimension to Venom I never suspected him of having.

  • Jennette
    2018-08-28 08:43

    Loved it the art was awesome.the main guy was hot 😍😍 story was great I need more of him

  • Daniel Butcher
    2018-08-22 13:37

    Honestly, this story seems to only exist to kill time until a "new normal" can be established.And the ending does not really make sense considering Venom's thoughts during the story.