Venom: Lethal Protector by David Michelinie

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43 thoughts on “Venom: Lethal Protector by David Michelinie

  1. Was Venom the character Topher Grace played in one of the Superman movies? I thought that left a lot to be desired…. While the newer movie still doesn’t look like my cup of tea, I thought it did look much more interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed this, despite the over-the-top moments. Great review!

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  2. A venture into Marvel territory! How refreshing 😀 And the rating got better, I see 😉 But on a more serious note, I’m glad you enjoyed it, and that Venom’s over-the-top journey toward becoming a very controversial anti-hero, or even straightforward hero is so interesting :).

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    1. Hahahah it’s something I plan on doing in 2019, a Marvel review per month, at least. And the rating doesn’t mean anything!!! 😜 This could’ve easily been a 3 stars if I didn’t love the Spider-Man universe so much! 😁 And yes, it’s pretty stunning to find out Venom is an anti-hero and not just straight-up a villain. It helps understand the tone of the movie a lot more too!

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  3. I actually own the foil chase volume 1 of this miniseries from back in the day. It is a vibrant, foil’y red with venom in black. Very eye catching. Of course, my teen self thought it was going to be a huge investment opportunity. Hahahahaa. Well, not so much 😀

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    1. Wow, that is pretty awesome though! Is it really not worth anything? You’d have to have it officially graded, especially if you kept it in perfect condition! And if it’s a first printing, it is then clearly worth more than the dollar or two you put in to get it! 😱 Did you actually enjoy the story back on the day or you don’t recall? 😁

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      1. It was about $4 I believe.
        I didn’t read any further beyond the first comic because I couldn’t afford it and I wasn’t a huge Venom fan. I think I was buying more into the “collectable craze” more than anything.
        So it’s been sitting in its little mylar baggy with the cardboard back for about 20+ years. I’d be lucky to get a “Fine” out of it at this point I think. Comic boxes only keep the comics straight if its full, otherwise they bend and torque 😀

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          1. Yep, 30 years of Spiderman was sweeping the comic world and issue 1 was commanding huge prices and so all the teens thought that EVERY #1 of every series would command that price, in a year or two mind you, because 30 years is WAY too long.

            Hahahahaa, those were the fun days…

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  4. Great overview mon frere! As you’re aware I enjoyed the Venom movie (flaws and all) and I often heard “Lethal Protector” being cited as an influence as it was in development. It’s a title that’s definitely on the list for me to check out along with some other classic 90s Venom stuff – I first started reading Spider-Man comics in the early 90s (during the height of the blockbuster “Maximum Carnage” event which blew my young mind at the time) and always have a soft spot and undying appreciation for that era – it doesn’t all completely stand up today but Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man and Batman where all at creative peaks (plus Spider-Man, X-Men and Batman had amazing animated shows as well).

    I’ll have to dig into some Morbius too with the Jared Leto film coming out next summer. So much to read and not enough time as ever!

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    1. Thanks man! I enjoyed the movie as well and I just wanted to check out what the “original” stories were like to see how much change was made… and of course… a lot was changed. And I don’t think this story arc could have ever been adapted for the first live-action Venom movie too hahahah If you ever get the chance to read this, you’ll understand why. I do have to check out Maximum Carnage, especially before a sequel to Venom is made. Or at least something with Carnage. Amen to the animated shows for all three! Definitely what got me into everything superhero-related as a kid.

      Ahhh Morbius is going to be quite particular. I still look forward to it, especially since Leto didn’t get the chance to fully shine as the Joker.


    1. KARINA!! So happy to hear from you!!! 😀 Hope you’ve been doing well lately; probably exploring all kinds of uncharted lands across the worlds, huh?

      It must’ve been a surprise for people indeed. Venom was first a villain and then an anti-hero. The movie almost sold him as a hero, however. I do wish they’d make Tom Holland’s Spider-Man crossover with Tom Hardy’s Venom someday, but I feel like company issues would make it a bit hard… maybe impossible now. Maybe Sony and Disney will find a way to make it work someday…

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      1. Howaya, howaya? The many lands I’ve traveled are just home to work, work to home, repeat. So ding dang busy! But I am trying to find time again.

        It’ll be a long time yet for the Venom and Spiderman to cross paths in film, that is. Prove me wrong, Mr. Big Producer out there.

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        1. Life has been busy on this side of the world as well. But at least summer is just around the corner!

          Ahhh I do hope they pull off a miracle and maybe get Tom Hardy’s Venom in the 3rd Spider-Man movie to come. It would make so much $$$$$$ for them too. After all, it’s all that matters for most of them! 😂

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  5. True. Now that Marvel’s latest Avengers movie, which i have not seen yet, but I hear kind of ends this series of storyline, there might be that crossing of paths between Hardy and Holland. Or, perhaps another Spiderman . . .

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