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Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Graphic Novel)

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It's got some lovely classic Spider-Man writing here which balances the line between lame and heartfelt and also has classic narrative dissonance with the down to Earth street crime of Spider-Man and the cosmic shit which in my opinion as a whole ruined comics.

I think in a later issue in this book it Peter Parkers spider senses were explained three times in one chapter. The symbiote did indeed survive its encounter with Spider-Man at the church and was attracted to another man who shared the same hatred for the Wall-Crawler. The Fantastic Four find that the costume is actually a symbiote, which needs to bond to another host to survive. When Eddie Brock enters the picture, than it starts becoming mind-numbingly fun with some great help from McFarlane sketchy art. Eddie Brock himself does not appear until his full development as Venom despite him being mentioned in previous issues.Anyway, Spider-Man freaks out and crushes Venom under a few machines and swings out, accidentally leaving his change of address forms behind. The rather old-school of Marvel writing where each character at their introduction must explain their current status got on my nerves quite a lot. Peter succumbs to the bells before the symbiote does, but it saves him cause it can't just let him die. We expected Venom all along, and to treat his first appearance as some sort of unexpected arrival in Spider-Man's story doesn't work well in the context of this graphic novel. After a brief fight, Spidey escapes but Venom discovers a change of address form in Peter's clothes.

For an all Venom all the time kind of graphic novel, see Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom, which is cover-to-cover about Venom, or any number of his limited series like Venom: Lethal Protector. The main problem with Birth of Venom is that when it was originally written, collected editions of every issue of every comic series weren't made.cannot see much ambivalence as it seems mostly that at least for spidey, motivations of villains are darker and resolutions are somewhat bittersweet. There are many side stories during this time with Peter in love with Black cat then MJ comes back into his life. It is however a good example of art and writing styles throughout the years and shockingly for comics a well executed plan over several months.

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