I have to honest for a minute since a read this "crossover comic " I've always wanted to review it ,I mean it 's that bad and I am surprised that guy with the hat and the magic gun from that 4 wall show hasn't reviewed it already (you know who i mean).
Now let's start with the basics the cover ,it's the 1st thing you see on a comic and it may convince you to buy it.
The cover it's pretty basic for this sort of thing we have our villains fighting on the cover Venom is drooling like he has rabies (which wad a trend with him in the 90s from what I hear) and it looks like that Rune has also got the rabies or is that Venom's blood but why is it green ?
I mean it kinda looks like a part of the Venom costume like it was scratched but Rune's hand doesn't have a scratching pose so yeah WTF.
Overall it is an okay cover since they are villains, it makes sense for them to be so violent in their fighting.
Now let's introduce the characters :
I believe that everybody knows Venom but i am going to explain him to you guys.
Venom is (well this current version) Eddie Brock a tragic character that after some major bad luck is his life he redirected his hate towards Spider-Man and after he (Spider-Man) rejected the Venom Symbiote.It bounded to Eddie drown by his hate for Spider-Man.
Venom is one of the most dangerous enemies of Spider-Man he was all of his powers and then some.
Malibu Comics were a comic publisher that had (at the time) the best coloring system and launched the Ultraverse witch was pretty popular.They even made several tv shows based on their characters
|i don't remember was this show good ?|
So they were bought by Marvel and Marvel tried to keep it a flout but Marvel had financial problems at the time (from the own stupidity i might add) and the imprint has gone and forgotten by Marvel ,there have been rumors about a revival but nothing concrete.
BTW during the time Marvel owned Malibu they have made several comic crossovers using their main players Avengers/Ultraforce and others
This comic has produced in that time interval.
Now let's talk about the origin of Rune he has at 1st an alien but then he found the Star Stones that gave him immortality among other powers but also cursed him with a hunger for blood and life force energy to power the Star Stones .
So he is an immortal alien vampire, Dracula eat your heart out.
Now that I've introduced the main characters let's get on with the story.
Have to admit that the 1st page of the story is pretty good, I like how the 2 logos combine and form the border of the page.
So we start the story with a woman about to be raped by some guys in an alley. Nice, that's a nice way to start a comic with a woman about to be raped. Then fast that you can say "rape" a Venom thing appears and the thugs run away and saying that they are dead. And there a narration talking about monsters and Manhattan 1 question who is narrating this maybe it's the Watcher.
But instead of saving her this creature attacks her and I have to admit that I didn't say this coming but I have to ask what is this thing I mean it looks like Venom but it was 4 fours arms like Goro or the Man-Spider and wings like Marcus Corvinus from Underworld.
Meanwhile at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Agent Dum Dum Dugan and other agents about the Venom situation.
|what's that thing on the table|
So our victims (let's be honest we all know what's about to happen) walk through the sewers looking for Venom and they kill a rat.
So Venom comes and kills the majority of them as expected.
So we 3 2 page spread showing the fight or rather Venom kicking their asses and I have to admit it looks pretty awesome *inset rock music here*
So after that awesome fight scene maybe you think that we get something about Rune well that's some wishful thinking right there but no we get a dream scene or rather nightmare with that chick that watched the news regarding the symbiotes invasion.To make a long story short she gets kidnapped by that creature from the beginning.
|this is disorienting|
So they fight for 3 pages or rather Venom wins until he sees Ann a host of Rune yeah that thing is Rune *cough* bullshit.
And she wins and leaves Venom mopping.
So Venom goes to Ann's apartment in order to investigate something it's not explained and her apartment is guarded by S.H.I.E.L.D. so yeah another reason for not going there.
Needless to say he fights one of the guards and then runs away in search of Ann
I know that the symbiotes have some shapeshifting abilities but nothing to this degree or do they ?
And we learn that it planed to capture Ann in order to trap Venom.
And the creature hasn't gotten any wings despite the fact it had wings the previous page.
|about time you show up it's your comic too|
And also the Stargate transmits matter from the same universe and needs an identical point of entree maybe this one doesn't need but how did the creature know Rune's location in the other Universe ?
|that's your name really|
And we find out that Rune fought Annihilus in Rune nunber 1.
So Rune is part of normal Marvel Continuity ?
BTW why does it looks the same ?
So the creature now in full control of Rune explains his desire for revenge on Venom and what happened in the Planet of the Symbiotes story.
How did he survive that story I thought that Venom's emo cry killed off all the symbiotes (Watch Linkara's review it will make sense a little bit )
I know that the symbiotes can create some sort of clothes but they were on the outside and not inside like here and alive.
Then Ann hits him the head with a pipe Venom pushes him into the Stargate and he destroys it thus get rid of Rune what a let down
So our comic ends with Eddie saying to Ann that we will protect her from monsters from here you, know this comic doesn't count.
Meanwhile we are informed that Rune has returned to the Malibu Universe when did he leave ?
How do I know this because Prime Rune's villain is in one of the panels.
The story is also stupid Rune is barely in it and Venom does little battle with him instead make room for the Vampire Symbiote.
I can't recommend this comic but if you want to experience all of the Marvel /Malibu crossovers read this but get prepared to be disappointed.