Venom #18

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 40
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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•  Carnage's unlikely and symbiotic allies swarm Venom and his family!
•  As all hell continues to break loose as Carnage's army swarms the streets of New York, Eddie Brock has his hands full at Rex's Warehouse!  
Rated T+

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 4, 2019

    Venom is at the center of Absolute Carnage and there are some major players here that will surely have a part to play in the main story. I love how all the elements of the series to date have come together here in a really satisfying way. Everything is paying off and it's awesome. The scares have so much more impact because we're so invested with these characters. This is what top-notch storytelling looks like in a big shared super hero universe...that happens to be full of alien monsters at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 13, 2019

    Venom #18 is a meaningful tie-in that should have some lasting effects on the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Sep 17, 2019

    Donny Cates continues to pilot Venom with twists and turns while sustaining his quest to re-write Venom in his own light all the while paying homage to early Venom such as "Sinner Takes All." All in all this issue was rife with revelation, excitement, and anticipation for whats to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Sep 20, 2019

    Overall, this is a strong chapter in the event of Absolute Carnage that goes beyond just developing the story. From bringing back Sleeper, to developing and teasing interesting avenues with Dylan, this book is not gonna be one to skip when it comes to keeping up with the overall event. From the character work to the stakes, to the nail-biting tension, I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I'm incredibly excited to see where it all goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 11, 2019

    Venom #18 is just a solid comic. It does what it needs to do and does it in an entertaining way. There's solid jokes in both dialogue and visuals and together it all creates a comic that feels like part of an event and not at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 11, 2019

    This may just be a small part of a much grander story, but it's a wonderful and somehow touching piece of the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 11, 2019

    A good tie-in that brings us up to speed on Venom's Symbiote's child, Sleeper, while progressing the Maker subplot nicely. Leave it to Donny Cates to continually stretch our expectations of the once simplistic Symbiote into something so much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Sep 11, 2019

    Its no contest that the ongoing Venom book is the best companion book to the Absolute Carnage main issues. Read Full Review

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