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Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 (of 4)

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You’ve seen ‘em duke it out in the Marvel Universe for years, but prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging… buddies? It’s fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other’s bodies! But WHO swapped them, and why?!

From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru comes an all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU – and now they’ve gotta work together to set things right!

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23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85


    With many of these kid-friendly comics, adults might feel left out, but I never did while reading this book. I am a huge Spider-Man fan, but because Tamaki and Gurihiru kept me guessing, introduced some fun ideas, and otherwise made this feel unique, I had a blast. There is enough in this book to hang your hat on. Many all-ages comics tend to keep it light, but there are a few twists and turns adding to the overall package.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say some Spider-Man purists might find Spidey’s legs way too different for their liking. I’ll fully admit two different renderings made his legs look giant and oddly bloated maybe due to the angle. The details in posture and eye reactions is enough to crank up the realism and the Spider-Man we all know and love.

    Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble is fun, fancy-free and a true delight. It’s a riff on the characters that all ages can love.

  • 80

    While it’s nowhere near as dark as the ongoing “Absolute Carnage” event, Spider-Man/Venom: Double Trouble turns out to just as fun for fans of the wall-crawler. The story, which takes a laid back cartoonish direction thanks to Gurihiru’s energetic art style, sees Spidey and Venom as roommates in an apartment. Given that Venom is still a troublemaking antihero and Peter still feels compelled to be good, it isn’t long before whacky hijinks ensue. This was a surprisingly fun read, and a good reminder that comics don’t have to take themselves so seriously all the time.

  • 78

    Sequential Planet

    I highly recommend this book. It’s extremely accessible. If you have a little one trying to get into comics then this is a great choice. Prior knowledge won’t be necessary for you to enjoy anything. Plus, it has Venom singing! Who wouldn’t want to see that?

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    This book easily serves its purpose if you just want to find an age-appropriate comic for a young reader, or if you’re hoping to introduce a little newbie into the world of comics, specifically Spider-Man.

  • 50

    Comics: The Gathering

    Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1 is fine. If you are a die-hard Gurihiru fan, then you obviously won’t be disappointed. I could understand someone wanting to pick this up just for the adorable art. Those hoping for a fun-for-the-whole-family script will be a little disappointed, but the youngest will have a good time. This wouldn’t be a bad place to start reading comics at all.

  • 20

    Comic Crusaders

    I can’t recommend anything about this book. The artwork is boring, the dialogue ridiculous (my God Venom say ‘nom nom nom’ for goodness sake) and the plot practically non-existent. The artwork is a horror show; amateurish and unbecoming of a Marvel book and the characters that grace its pages. I applaud the desire to bring in younger audiences but if this book is presented this way for that effect it is a failed effort that is an insult to the very readers you are trying to court.

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