The End: Venom #1

Writer: Adam Warren Artist: Chamba Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The alien symbiote who bonded with Eddie Brock has been through a lot... but not nearly as much as he has coming. In a tale that literally spans over a trillion years, Venom travels the length of space and time as the last defender of life in the universe!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Cruz delivers some stunning art in this issue. From the epic space battles to the detailed backgrounds and vistas, the art perfectly complements the epic scope of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 15, 2020

    Venom: The End (2020) #1 is a gorgeously rendered, mind-wracking introduction to what very well may be one of the greatest--and certainly, most epic--Venom stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 14, 2020

    This is a dense read but one that is rewarding thanks to the big beats in the story that reveal incredible ideas as biological life fights to stay in the conversation. It's amazing to me that Venom 20 years ago was a visually interesting character and not much more, but here we see Warren take what Cates has built and shown us the sky is the limit when cleverness and inspiration meet in the middle. If you like encyclopedic reads or bang for your buck storytelling don't skip on this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Jan 15, 2020

    While this issue isn't a full history of Venom's lives, loves, and hosts, it's a good starting point. It may get you on board with every awesome storyline that Venom has had, and some of the bad ones. That makes it a first-rate introduction and a must-have in your collection. It's also a fitting tribute to one of the most liked symbiotes in the galaxy. Venom: The End gives us diehards a lovely goodbye if this is really the end. While we didn't get what would be considered a traditional comic, or one-off, Warren delivers one hell of a story. It's definitely worth a trip to your local comic book store to grab a copy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 14, 2020

    Honestly, if "Dawn of X" didn't exist, I'd probably say Venom: The End is the most fun comic I've read in years - and even though "Dawn of X" exists, I'd say that this one-shot might be the most concentrated shot of comic book craziness I've ever read. While the finale of this book might be a little less satisfying than the rest of this continuity exploration, this is the absolute definition of a diamond in the rough " if you pick up one Marvel book this week, it's gotta be this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Jan 29, 2020

    Adam Warren and Jeffrey Cruz successfully try their hand at Marvel's "The End" one-shot series with a super-imaginative take on everyone's favorite symbiote: Venom. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jan 25, 2020

    This is one of those books that sits on the shelf and might get some looks from non Venom fans. Another Venom one-shot; oh yay, but this is not the case. This book has the right amount of Venom that will please fans, at the same time, adding about a cup of Deadpool shenanigans, making for a fun read that produces some good chuckles alongside blood splatter. Make sure this book gets on your read list for sure Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jan 15, 2020

    This standalone story can stand proud as a great exercise in a fun, final What If? story. Keeping up with what's being thrown at you might at first feel taxing, but it's well worth it. Every time I re-read this issue, I had fun! This issue offers a look at the finality of Venom, fighting to save all bio-life in the universe, and with a task that big, this little book offers some big payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 16, 2020

    VENOM: THE END is a great story concept. It sets us up for a cosmic-level tale that transcends reality. Ultimately, though, the book's one-shot format doesn't afford enough space for the story to really come to life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Jan 19, 2020

    Venom: The End #1 will surely not be for everyone but for those who might like the sillier approach to Venom will certainly enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jan 15, 2020

    In the end, the comic comes across pretty inconsequential, even though it lays the groundwork for some interesting origin tweaks. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jan 17, 2020

    A trillion years of Venom can't breathe in twenty-something pages. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jan 15, 2020

    I can't say that I recommend Venom: The End. Wait for it on Unlimited if you must, but I think you'll be disappointed to find a story with dissonant tones in a crazy series of events with zero substance. The art is the best thing this book has going for it, but ultimately, it feels like it could have done more for the reader. I wouldn't bother with this one. Read Full Review

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