Venom #12

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 40
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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• Once the worst nightmare of New York's criminal element, Eddie Brock has been living a nightmare of his own, cut off from the symbiote's personality and now dealing with the resurgence of the cancer that once ravaged his body.
•  With no one else to turn to, Eddie must revisit THE MAKER - the only person who's been able to provide ANY insight into what's been going on with the alien symbiote of late...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Mar 28, 2019

    Buy this book if you haven't already, in fact go back and get the whole series! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Mar 20, 2019

    VENOM #12 cements this book's reputation as, quite possibly, the best Venom run ever written! Donny Cates delivers, yet again, a near-flawless script. Joshua Cassara replaces Ryan Stegman for this issue, but the quality sure doesn't change. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 25, 2019

    The arc ends as quickly as it started with no small amount of intrigue. This Venomless Venom arc will make a great TPB. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Mar 22, 2019

    Eddie having a son opens up loads of storytelling possibilities, and I'm excited to see how it all moves forward. Especially after the way this issue ends. And don't get me wrong, superhero parents aren't unheard of, but Brock is by no means a superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Mar 25, 2019

    An emotional, yet anti-climactic conclusion to the Abyss story arc that could potentially be messed up by future events Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 20, 2019

    Cates' Venom run started with action and heavy set pieces, then dove into some more emotional, internal struggles for Eddie and his Symbiote. That was a wise way to get us all invested, but that doesn't mean this slower, in-depth arc is any less fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 20, 2019

    If you're going to tweak things about a character that fans know and love, this is a good example of exercising control and not just covering the story in the spectacle. Too few storylines tie up this way anymore and Venom is all the better for it. It's a shame this is kind of sullied by the NEXT ISSUE: WAR OF THE REALMS text reminding us a solid, consistent book is about to be disrupted by a crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Mar 20, 2019

    If you've been enjoying Cates run so far, you wont change your opinion after reading issue 12. I'm staying patient, but I am more than ready for Cates to get back to the tempo he had during the first six issue, the Rex arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Mar 25, 2019

    An OK, and truthfully, jarring change to Eddie and the Venom symbiote's lives. Cates is doing his best with the story being told, it just isn't that interesting. Read Full Review

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