Venom #10

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 44
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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• Eddie Brock takes a walk down memory lane and revisits San Francisco for the first time in years.
•  The homecoming is anything but pleasant, though, as he comes face-to-face with his estranged father and a little brother he never knew he had...
•  This while the Venom symbiote remains silenced, perhaps forever, leaving Eddie to struggle by himself...
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  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Jan 21, 2019

    A dark, disturbing, and harrowing chapter in the tragic life of Eddie Brock Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jan 16, 2019

    VENOM #10 is sure to be one of the most talked about issues of the series so far. It introduces another tragic layer to Eddie Brock's backstory in a dynamic way. It's not for the faint of heart, but it's a truly powerful issue that deals with some really heavy themes in a very tasteful way, thanks to Donny Cates' deft writing and Ryan Stegman's superb art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 24, 2019

    This series has given me a newfound appreciation for Venom. He was already a fan-favorite character, but this book has taken him to new heights, elevating him past a cool gimmick and awesome costume. There's a lot more going on with Eddie Brock and his story is only getting more and more interesting with each new chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 20, 2019

    Strange that this arc isn't a Venom arc, it's an Eddie Brock arc, yet it's one of the best Venom arcs I can remember reading. I really hope it pays off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jan 16, 2019

    Some gripes with the visuals aside, this is still my favorite issue of this run so far. It’s not as big on symbiote action, but what it does for Eddie Brock can’t be overappreciated. Reading an advance copy of this was actually kind of frustrating because I couldn’t talk about it with anyone. Don’t sleep on this. It’s a perfect example of what is making this the definitive Venom run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 16, 2019

    A great issue that further defines one of the most polarizing heroes ever created. This is a character who has always had haters, but also huge fans, and it's in this latest run that I think the haters may have to reconsider their positions. Cates and Stegman are making a case for why Venom is a top tier complex hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Williamson Jan 17, 2019

    An excellent issue that delves deeper into Brock's past with solid characterisation and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 17, 2019

    I feel like the less experienced you are with this character (or the less aware of Eddie's past continuity) the more you'll like this issue. Even on the other hand, people who are familiar with Eddie's San Fransico backstory and his turbulent history with Carl will still walk away from this chapter on a pretty interested note. Developments continue to spiral out of control for our “hero”, and now he may have brought a newfound innocent into the thick of the storm. The book continues along, taking frequent stops to rewrite past canon (for better or worse), to tell a Venom story we've never had beforegranted, it is retelling stories I HAVE read before and changing those rules as it goes. This time, I just happned to like the results quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jan 16, 2019

    Aside from all the doom and gloom, it is so wonderful and refreshing to see Stegman back penciling Venom on a regular basis. No one can illustrate this story quite like he can. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jan 16, 2019

    It's the issue's ending that is a cause for concern. It looks like Cates is diving back into the same strange territory that he reached for in the Knull arc. He appears to be straying away from the more grounded story that the past two issues have given us, which kind of sucks considering it's the most enjoyable part of this arc. I'll reserve my judgement until we see where the story is headed. I'm hoping Cates can pull it off this time, giving us a Venom story we can look forward to. Read Full Review

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