Venom #20

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Iban Coello, Jose Carlos Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 43
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

+ Pull List

• It's the final tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but that doesn't mean superstars Donny Cates and Iban Coello are easing up off the gas!
•  You want to know what happens in this one, True Believers? You're going to have to read it!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Dec 5, 2019

    An emotional, interesting, and surprising epilogue to Absolute Carnage that wraps up the event neatly while setting up exciting future stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 27, 2019

    This is without a doubt a must-read comic for Venom fans. Cates and the creative team are masterfully telling a lot of stories and character development in a compact 20 pages. Read this for the overwhelming joy that we're not getting a drawn-out story, but a story that is written for fans who want to be overwhelmed with ideas and reveals.  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Dec 4, 2019

    We finished issue twenty with a huge bang that leaves more questions. I absolutely adore that Absolute Carnage is over and we can get down to business and really dig into the series again. Im not saying this series was stale prior to, however, with Absolute Carnage and its tie-ins, Cates can only do so much when the main story becomes the side story for a few months. I for one, cannot wait until issue 21 and hopefully shedding light on some dark questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Nov 27, 2019

    This Absolute Carnage tie-in (the last of them) is actual deceiving. It has less to do with the events of Dark Carnage and the coming of Knull and more to do with shedding some serious light on the Maker and his true motives, which may prove to be worth even more investing than the upcoming threat of Knull's arrival. This issue feels like the beginnings of the next phase in the Venom ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2019

    Venom #20 is essential reading for anyone who followed Marvel's Absolute Carnage crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Nov 27, 2019

    If Absolute Carnage felt a little too focused on style for your liking, then Venom #20 is what you need. It’s satisfying to see how these events directly impact Eddie and Dylan as people. Have some tissues handy, because the art is really going to sell you on these reactions. Not to mention, this issue is absolutely going to be a key player down the road. Don’t miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Nov 27, 2019

    The future of the Venom franchise couldn't be more exciting after Absolute Carnage and this issue gets things off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 27, 2019

    Venom #20 isn’t necessarily a gut punch - I don’t think it’s emotionally heavy on that level, but it does provide a more satisfying character conclusion for Eddie Brock than Absolute Carnage did. And Cates pulled out some fun toys for that event, so it’ll be interesting to see where the revelations in this issue take his plotting. The art team does a solid job with this one as well, keeping the visuals interesting enough without distracting from the beats that Cates is looking to hit. This feels like the start of a new era for Eddie Brock, and that means that Cates and company have achieved exactly what they set out to do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Mar 31, 2020

    While not the best issue, it does allow the Carnage storyline to end and the Dylan story to begin. Let's see whether Cates can stick the landing with the kid. Read Full Review

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