Jun 08, 12
Read in June, 2012
I've seen others mention that this books starts off really well, but drops off towards the end, and that's completely true. The first two issues of Venom are great, a look at the worst aspects of Batman's obsession with fighting crime and his willingness to do whatever it takes to save lives. It's a really good dark, psychological thriller. But that's all in the first two issues. The rest of the series involves Batman tracking down and stopping a pair of uninteresting villains in typical Batman fashion.
Ultimately the book doesn't live up to it premise, but it's still an enjoyable five issues and worth reading if for nothing else then how it lays the foundation for Bane. Easily recommended for Batman fans, but measure your expectations accordingly. A good story, but not one of the all-time Batman greats.