Tag Archives: venom: first host

Preview: Venom: First Host #5 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #5

(W) Mike Costa (A) Paco Diaz (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• As if things couldn’t get any worse, Tel-Kar, THE FIRST HOST, has set his sights on Earth!
• Though this Kree soldier may have been a war hero for his beloved homeworld, he has no such affections for Earth…
• …and all that’s standing between him and the planet…IS VENOM!

Preview: Venom: First Host #4 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #4 (of 5)

(W) Mike Costa (A) Paco Diaz (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been SEPARATED, but Brock isn’t giving up without a fight!
• With a pair of unlikely allies, Brock takes the fight to his symbiote’s home turf…outer space!

Preview: Venom: First Host #3 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #3

(W) Mike Costa (A) Ron Lim (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

After the extraterrestrial ambush of last issue, the Venom symbiote will have to choose between allowing its newborn offspring to die…or separate from Eddie Brock!

First Impressions Featuring: Venom, Ve’nam and more Venom!

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Venom: First Host #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? 
Yes.
Recap & review: This is just a really good story about the Venom symbiote’s first host. I’m not going to insult you by pretending you don’t know who Venom is, and thusly you don’t need a recap here.
Rating: 8.2

Web of Venom: Ve’nam #1 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes.
Recap & review: There’s probably some relevance to the main series given that Donny Cates is writing that and this one shot, but I’m behind in the main series and have probably missed that. Which means that I got to enjoy this as a historically set Venom/Nick Fury/Logan story.
Rating: 8.4

Scarlet #1 (DC)
Can a new reader start here? Yes.
Recap & review: Some shit went down, and now Portland is an isolated lawless (maybe?) city led by Scarlet. I have never heard of or read this story before (this is a sequel), but you can jump in pretty quickly once you accept the premise.
Rating: 8.1

Nightwing Annual #1 (DC)
Can a new reader start here? Uh, maybe?
Recap & review: We all know who Nightwing is, right? Well that’ll help, and you can kinda find your way with this annual, but it isn’t always the easiest to pick up on prior events (though in fairness what’s relevant is explained). Not a bad issue, but not the easiest place to start, either.
Rating: 7.5

Preview: Venom: First Host #2 (of 5)

Venom: First Host #2 (of 5)

(W) Mike Costa (A) Ron Lim (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• The mystery of VENOM’S first host continues to unfold as EDDIE and the VENOM are ambushed by a Skrull only to be saved by an unlikely ally, a Kree soldier named TEL-KAR!
• But why are these two following Eddie? And why did TEL-KAR call it HIS symbiote?

Preview: Venom: First Host #1

Venom: First Host #1

(W) Mike Costa (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
SRP: $3.99

MIKE COSTA AND MARK BAGLEY REUNITE FOR A VENOM STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER!
Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN…before VENOM… There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom’s help – only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom’s undoing?!