After a rescue attempt ends in tragedy, Batman becomes consumed by his failure which also disrupts his performance. His judgment comes under questioning when he insists to go out following a lead with a serious injury. This leads to another failure, which happens to be a swift defeat at the hands of two-bit hoods. By the recommendation of a scientist, Batman decides to try a performance enhancer called Venom. The drug increases his strength and stamina but it comes with … more
Further proof on the Batman quite possibly being the most human of all superheroes. Batman: Venom feels like a character study at times, by examining one man's obsession with becoming the best, and the abuse of a performance enhancing drug. Highly recommended. See full review here.
Originally presented in a 5-part story arc in “Legends of the Dark Knight” in the late 80’s, BATMAN VENOM collects the stories by writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Trevor Von Eeden. Those familiar with the Batman stories know “venom” is the drug that gives a normal man near-superhuman strength used by Bane in “Knightfall”. O’Neil introduced the fictional drug in “Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter” in the early 70’s and recast it … more
These are all words that describe Batman: Venom. After Batman fails to save a little girl from drowning before his very eyes, he begins to question his abilities. The little girl's father has the perfect solution, a new designer steroid called Venom that will build Batman's muscles as he sits doing detective work. He begins taking it with strictly good intentions, but soon finds himself turning his back on everything and everyone he holds dear, turning into the type of monster he fights. Soon he's … more