The Best Venom Comics To Read With Venom (The Movie)!
Since his true debut in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #300, Venom has easily held the title of coolest, most iconic Spider-Man villain of the 1990’s. The instant fan favorite has oscillated between anti-heroic and villainous stature since that time, with a whole host of, well, hosts giving the sinister symbiote a variety of fascinating comics. Below you’ll find a guide to the best and most memorable Venom comics, with an eye towards different takes on the character.
Venom by Rick Remender: The Complete Collection Volume 1 Issues: Venom (2011) 1-12, Venom/Deadpool: What If? 1 Venom by Rick Remender: The Complete Collection Volume 2 Issues: Venom (2011) 13, 13.1-13.4, 14-22 The full run of the series now known as “Agent Venom” is one of the best development’s in the character’s history, tying the symbiote to longtime Spider-Man role player Flash Thompson. If you’re less interested in the hulking monster of the late 90’s and want to see how Venom can be reinvented for a new generation of readers, this is the series to start with. Thunderbolts – Volume 1: No Quarter Issues: Thunderbolts #1 to #6 Far from perfect, but this Marvel NOW! era Thunderbolts series is semi-underrated, and stars Flash as Venom alongside the likes of Punisher, Elektra, Red Hulk and Ghost Rider. Superior Spider-Man Volume 5: The Superior Venom (Marvel Now) Issues: Superior Spider-Man 22-26, Annual 1 During his takeover as the Marvel Universe’s “Superior Spider-Man,” Otto Octavius finally runs into Venom, and faces the temptation of the symbiote. Venom: Space Knight Vol. 1: Agent of the Cosmos Issues: Venom: Space Knight #1 to #6 Following a stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Venom spends some good old fashioned time in space, a true Marvel rite of passage. Venom by Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman Issues: Venom #1 to #6 The 2018 ongoing Venom series launches as part of Marvel’s “Fresh Start” is already a top tier title for the publisher.
I just saw the movie, it’s way better than I was expecting with the reviews and things I’ve heard, once he actually starts becoming Venom (the set up is a little blah). One thing I notice that they aren’t really advertising is that Venom and Eddie Brock’s relationship and conversations are kinda fun/funny. Is that just something they did cause the Deadpool movies were successful, or is there a version of Venom where he’s fun/funny that I could check out?
Carlos Zurita says
He’s funnier after he becomes less of a villain and makes a deal with spider-man. Check out lethal protector. Also I found his “pancreas” line in ASM 374 🙂
Cool, thanks a bunch. I got Birth of Venom, and I’ll check out Lethal Protector next.