Published: August 29th, 2018
Written by: Donny Cates
Art by: Juanan Ramirez, Ryan Stegman (cover)
Marvel Comics, 33 Pages
I have been ecstatically reading everything by Donny Cates, right now. His ongoing Venom series is one of the best things in comics in 2018, his Cosmic Ghost Rider series is f’n nuts and Death of the Inhumans actually makes me care about the Inhumans, who I’ve never really been a fan of, except for Black Bolt.
This one-shot is tied directly into Cates’ Venom series, which at current standing, just had its fifth glorious issue.
After reading this, I had to tweet about it. On Twitter, in limited characters, I summed this up with, “Web of Venom: Ve’nam #1: A Venom army, Wolverine, Nick Fury and the Vietnam War. As I read this on the toilet, I heard a loud clang. My balls had turned to brass, dropped and cracked the porcelain.”
I stand by that statement. This comic book one-shot, right here, can cure low-fucking-T. I’m serious. I had so much testosterone flowing through me after reading this that I could’ve gotten a gargoyle pregnant.
The premise is simple. Nick Fury made an elite squad of symbiote soldiers back during the Vietnam War. They got out of control. Fury enlists Wolverine to go into ‘Nam with him to bring back the rogue symbiotes. Of course, there are twists and turns and some badass MFing action!
If you are a fan of any of these characters, this isn’t something that you should miss. You owe it to yourself to buy a copy or twelve.
Pairs well with: Anything Donny Cates is writing in 2018 but this should definitely be read alongside his Venom series.