Edge of Venomverse #1

Edge of Venomverse #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Roland Boschi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
6.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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EDGE of VENOM-VERSE starts here!
The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!
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  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Charlie Chipman Jun 28, 2017

    Edge of Venomverse #1 is a promising start to a surely epic event. Not a perfect comic, but it gets the job done, as I am now eager to read the rest of the series and can't wait for the impending Venom event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jun 28, 2017

    Edge of Venomverse #1 is an entertaining start to a summer popcorn series, though a decidedly brutal one. If you aren't a fan of the Venom side of things, this won't change your mind, but if you like hard hitting action you'll find a lot to love. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jun 28, 2017

    Regardless of if youre a fan of All-New Wolverine or just NYX, Edge of the Venomverse #1 is a functional little comic that encapsulates Lauras origin with a neat twist while also setting up who this version of Laura is going to be in the up-coming multiverse battle on the horizon of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 2, 2017

    Unfortunately the first issue of Venomverse missed the mark for me although I did enjoy Roland Boschi's art. Edge of Venomverse is a five issue series, followed by another five issue series called simply Venomverse that I assume will team all these characters up, with a one-shot thrown in between the two series. That's quite the investment for an event that so far, hasn't hooked me. I'm hoping later issues will turn my excitement around. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 30, 2017

    An interesting lead-in to a storyline, but relies far too heavily on previously written works, without making much new headway. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 28, 2017

    Edge of Venomverse #1 works fine as a sort of short, condensed take on the origin of X-23 and her first meeting with the NYX cast. It's a story that's well-suited to Ramon Bachs' murky, brooding art style. But it's not one that makes particularly clever use of the Venom element. Nor does it do much at all to build anticipation for the upcoming Venomverse crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jun 29, 2017

    Edge of Venomverse #1 would have been a stronger issue with a more emotionally driven plot, but has some fun nods for hardcore Laura fans to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Erin Schramm Jun 30, 2017

    A slow introduction to this new mashup from Marvel. Hopefully the next issue quickens the pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 2, 2017

    As far as introductory issues go, this is a pretty good effort. The story is interesting enough and it's a cool concept. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 3, 2017

    Edge ofVenomverse does a decent enough job of providing an intriguing first issue but doesn'tmake the overall point of the story being published overtly clear justyet.  In a crowded summer comic bookmarket it's tough to make a case for this mini-event to warrant much attentionjust yet, unless some must see moments happen quickly, recapping a version of X-23's origin isnt that just yet ... but hey at least its not $4.99! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Jaleh Najafali Jul 3, 2017

    Edge of Venomverse #1 is a weak beginning to "Venomverse." With shaky characterization and little excitement, the solid art is not enough to save this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 1, 2017

    It's a rather dull comic, and it's one-dimensional in the sense that it does what the cover promises and delivers X-23 as Venom, but as far as events go, it really doesn't provide much else for a reader. It's a decent book and gives what you'd expect from it, so pick it up if you're really interested, otherwise, this may not be for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 3, 2017

    Many of shortcomings of Edge of the Venomverse #1 could be overlooked if there was a hook for what comes next. Unfortunately, while the final moments tease Laura's first steps in a larger collection of worlds, there's no real incentive or threat to keep us interested. Where Spider-Verse kicked off with Morlun declaring that all spiders will die, there is no equivalent menace to the Multiverse present here. If the next few issues are to be a random series of symbiote encounters so be it, but the core story that starts in September may be of more lasting interest. Read Full Review

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