I bought my first Venom comic back in 97 after I would go over to a friend's house and read all of his original Spiderman comics. It was a stand alone issue written by Bob Budiansky and featuring the art of Dave Hoover, it retold Venoms origin story. Ive always loved the art in it and thought Venom looked great. Venom became my favourite comic book character after and still is today. I went to see the movie the other day and I can say I really enjoyed it. Admittedly I went in with low expectations as I don't think the trailers did it any justice, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. I won't say it was great, but I won't say it was rubbish either, I just enjoyed it and would recommend it. .