Review: Venomized (2018) #2, let the war begin


Venomized #2 takes us further into the world where heroes are taken over by the symbiotes. Check out our review!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Iban Coello
Color Artist: Matt Yackey
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Going into this issue, several of Earth’s heroes are already consumed by symbiotes. Spider-Man and Venom, though, are the main two who seem to have some amount of control over theirs. They’re even making an attempt to work together to figure out the problem.

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One of the main things we get out of this issue is the fact that the symbiotes might become permanently attached to the host. Spider-Man expresses that he doesn’t want that to happen to him (or anyone else, for that matter).

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Some other new information from this series is that Elsa Bloodstone hid Kid Kaiju. The Poisons are looking for him and she’s not about to tell them where he is. However, Kid Kaiju has other plans and wants to help get rid of the Poisons any way he can, which means he uses Modred’s Causeway to teleport right into trouble. However, it doesn’t feel like the story has really progressed too much, even with the new information given to us.

While the issue includes characters like Rage and D-Man, we still see popular heroes like Captain America and Ms. Marvel, too. It is chock full of heroes who have taken on a new look with the symbiotes. Iban Coello does a nice job with having to portray the characters in a new light. While it’s never fun seeing heroes fight each other, the war has certainly begun.

Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello. . Venomized (2018) #2. B-.

My best guess as to where this story goes at the moment is that the heroes who haven’t been paired with a symbiote will figure out how to save the others. I’m not totally convinced anyone will be paired with the symbiote forever, though. But we’ll just have to wait and see if there end up being any consequences.