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Durnkin Reveewz Venom #155

Written by Zechs on Tuesday, October 10 2017 and posted in Features

Durnkin Reveewz Venom #155

The cover is a lie! Nothing of this happens at all! No, I will not be drunk on power thinking this was made to irk a response out of me. But wait, this means I'm reviewing this comic which means it still provokes a response? Meaning Marvel wins by making me pay attention to it. DAMMIT!!

* To those who do not know what they're about to read. Well, here's your warning. The following is just Zechs being Zechs. Grammatical errors are bound to happen you down three bottles of This Ain't Your Dad's Root Beer or several soft drinks mixed with Captain Morgan trying to comprehend the garbage you read.

Further, these reviews began on the forums. Those looking for a numerical system as per my other reviews best look else. Some folk above me love me blurting out raw brutally honest shit, and rather have that be on the front page.So there. You've been warned. Anything now is on your head for not following the warning. 

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Why do I keep coming back? What's the point? I know this comic is terrible. I've reviewed it two other times. Nothing is gonna change when the same writer is on it, Mike Costa. I don't care if they've put Mark Bagley on as ongoing artist for the comic now and made it more appealing art wise (cause let's face it. The man draws a damn good symbiote). That's the best I can about this comic. The art at least is appealing. 

So, why the hell am I back to reading this comic then? Free will is a helluva thing. More so when I see a cover of the Hobgoblin on it. I'm gonna have to take a look and see if it actually has the Hobgoblin in it. This seems to be a recurring theme from Marvel. They'll have a cover of the Hobgoblin and he's not in it (Civil War II: Kingpin #1 I'm looking at you! Yes, the mini turned out to be damn good. probably the only Civil War II tie-in that actually stood out. But I was promised Hobgoblin dammit! He's right there! On the cover!). Then the character will show up out of nowhere in another comic (Alias, and oh dear God! Bendis is going to be writing the character again THIS MONTH!! Fuck...). 

So yeah, I gave a look at this comic because a character I like apparently was in it. Not surprisingly, the character was sort-of! When I say sort-of. I have no idea who the hell Ryan Markinson, who apparently was a Hobgoblin. It would be hilarious if almost twelve years later Costa is filling a plot hole from Bendis by finally giving the nameless Hobgoblin who appeared in Secret War an identity. Goddammit, I way overthinking this! 

Anyway, the opening just basically teases Venom Inc and brings back Sasuke Uchiba Lee Price.  Instantly, I'm reminded when seeing these pages. "Wait didn't this guy have missing fingers?" But then I remember the editor for this comic checked out a long time ago, so simple continuity questions such as these shouldn't ever be asked. Nor grammar. Is Costa is my Marvel equivalent? Nah! There can be only one of me and one of is is enough for this world. Two Zechs are two too many, and three is right out! 

But again, I'm going off track. The rest of the issue is basically meh. It isn't as bad like in the past, but then again it's Eddie Brock Venom. Meh has been the writing style for a lot of the character's 90s' comics. So I guess this is just the standard for the character we're getting now. We're back in the 90s. Forget everything that came after it.  

Again, the art and ink are kind of great here. Bagley looked like he had some fun designing the various underground creatures Venom encounters in the issue. Not to mention again, nobody draws a symbiote like Bagley. Some may like an artist's take on a certain character, Bagley's Venom was always my favorite. Plus Venom vs. Kraven is an interesting match-up. But the lingering shadow of Lee, and the whole entire set-up of the Venom Inc. storyline just make's me cringe. I hope someone is enjoying this ride for what it is, cause it sure isn't made for me.

Then again, I guess when reading Edge of the Venomverse #5, and be stung with the fact it's just going to lead into another event (a Venom/X-Men crossover. The hell? What happened to let comics breath before crossovers?). It took the edge off this comic. Like A LOT. So I guess this comic should be thankful for me reading something lesser than it. Of course, the final kicker is this:


Well, for only two more months Mania. For two more months, you'll be for. Then we get Maniac. Anti-Agent Venom. We literally are in the 90s again with Marvel, aren't we? 


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About the Author - Zechs

Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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