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Marvel Noise Episode 284

December 12th, 2016 Comments off

Steve, Kevin, and Andrew cover the newly solicited collected editions of classic material that caught their eyes, then take a somewhat critical look back at 2016 before getting into some recent reads and a plethora of new number 1 issues! Brought to you by Doc Samson and the Terrigen Cloud #MarvelNoise284

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Marvel Noise Episode 251

August 23rd, 2015 Comments off

Phil, Kevin, and Steve bring up the 1993 Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir Graphic Novel, Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Masterworks vol.8, Venom vol.1, Ultimate Spider-Man vol.12, Avengers: Ultron Forever, the recent Ant-Man and Howard the Duck series, Secret Wars: Battleworld 4, the Ultimate Spider-Man Digital Infinite Comic series, and 3 new Secret Wars-related number 1’s: Howard the Human, House of M, & Secret Wars: Secret Love….then we look forward to the October and November post Secret Wars-solicited new number 1’s on the horizon before Andrew joins in to tell us about the Marvel content at the D23 Con-thingy and we all discus Secret Wars 5!

Marvel Noise Episode 159

November 7th, 2011 Comments off

Pat’s back with current events talking about Fear Itself, Spider Island, and X-Men: Schism while Steve tells us about Venom, Onslaught Unleashed, and Tarzan. Our host? He goes on (and on and on) about Amazing Spider-Man including the end of Brand New Day and the start of Big Time, Heroes For Hire, Fear Itself 7.1, and some Daredevil.

Featuring the song ‘Anonymous’ by Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation.

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Marvel Noise Episode 152

June 27th, 2011 Comments off

Steve talks about Chaos War and our intrepid host dives into Venom.
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An All-New Venom For An All-New Era!

December 9th, 2010 Comments off

Venom is back with an all-new mission and all-new human host, but just what does this mean for the Marvel Universe? Find out in Venom #1, kicking off a new ongoing series from red-hot creators Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force) & Tony Moore (Frankencastle), with major repercussions for Spider-Man! In this shocking direction for everyone’s favorite symbiote, the government now has Venom as their own Spider-Man, complete with a new look and new mission—eliminate threats to America as a covert agent. But can anyone control the destructive force of Venom? And just who is the man behind the mask?

Venom #1 also features a stunning cover by Marvel EIC and CCO & superstar artist Joe Quesada along with a dynamic variant cover from rising star Paulo Siqueira!

And don’t miss the birth of the all-new Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #654.1

VENOM #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Sketch Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
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Review: Venom: Dark Origin #1

August 3rd, 2008 Comments off

Yeah, okay, where to start? I guess, as Eddie Brock would want, with the truth. I hadn’t intended to read this series. I’m not a fan of Venom. Now I’ve enjoyed his appearances over the years in Spider-Man, but have never picked up any of the series focusing on him. This was going to be no different, to my mind. Of all the titles coming out on August 6th, I’m not even sure why I decided to read this one first, but I did and I’m glad of it. This first issue is not dedicated to the origin of Venom, but rather focuses solely on Eddie Brock. Let me just say this, by the second page I had decided that Brock was waaaayyy more messed up then I ever imagined. I always saw him as a guy who made some bad choices and that his erratic/psychotic behavior was a result of his bond with the symbiote. Evidently this is not even remotely the case. This issue shows Brock’s life from elementary age up to college. We only see little snippets, but they are very telling. Within the first few pages, pages that are previewed here for you, there is an implication that Eddie Brock may have shown some early indications that he was a serial killer in the making. Or perhaps a spree killer.

Zeb Wells does an excellent job of creating interest in a character you thought you already knew. Usually, when reading a comic, or any bit of fiction really, there is the hope for some surprise twist in the story, something you didn’t see coming. The interesting thing about this story is I didn’t see the tone or direction of this story coming. Perhaps I should have, though, because it makes perfect sense. Eddie Brock becomes a much more interesting and compelling character. The question this all raises in my mind concerns the morality that played a fairly important role in Venom’s attitude toward protecting innocents. As I’ve said I’m no Venom scholar, and my recollection is vague, but I always thought his goal was to kill Spider-Man and protect the innocents. Wells may be intending to change things up a bit. I’m very interested to see where he goes from here.

The art on the book was excellent. I’ve always associated Angel Medina with Spawn, a character created by Todd McFarlane, so it seems a natural fit for him to be working on Venom, another McFarlane creation. Well, partially created by McFarlane. Anyway, the art matches the tone of the story wonderfully. It is a very detailed, but strongly cartoon based style with great use of cross-hatching, contrast, angles and perspective. The inker for Medina is Scott Hanna and colorist is Matt Milla. These three work seamlessly together. I would love to see the work at each stage to really get a feel for what each artist added to each page.

Venom: Dark Origin #1 was an interesting read, adding a great deal to a character who’s been around for quite awhile. The great thing about it is you don’t have to be a fan of Venom or Eddie Brock, you don’t have to be reading Spider-Man, or even have any knowledge of either character, really, to enjoy this book. It’s really an excellent introduction to the character. For long time fans, this starts at the beginning before Eddie Brock was Venom, so I think it’s safe to say, you’ll want to read this, too.

Surprisingly, recommended for any fan of Marvel comics.

COVER BY: ANGEL MEDINA
WRITER: ZEB WELLS
PENCILS: ANGEL MEDINA
INKS: SCOTT HANNA
COLORS: MATT MILLA
LETTERS: JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: ALEJANDRO ARBONA

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