Venom #25

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND?
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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 27, 2020

    Venom #25 does what a final story of a narrative should do. It gives a great recap on what happened while also giving a glimpse of the future to keep the readers engaged. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 27, 2020

    While 25 issues might not be the biggest landmark Marvel has made sure to go all out with this issue in style. An excellent conclusion to a great Venom story arc, it feels like a conclusion to everything that’s come so far from Cates’ run and a setup for the future. With its summary of events to date it works as a jumping-on point for new readers. Bagley’s art has been an excellent part of Venom Island, and the two-page montage from Stegman will get readers excited for his return, and Venom's future. It also features the first appearance of Virus, a major new player in Venom’s future, even if we won’t learn anything about him until the FCBD issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    On Comics Ground - Brian Daley May 28, 2020

    This was the best issue of the arc. Venom T-Rex vs Carnage. I'm gonna keep saying it until you buy the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 28, 2020

    Venom is back in full swing and it feels great! We have finally (maybe) seen how powerful Dylan is and can be. Reading this issue I thought the next logical step has to be seeing Dylan start to hone his powers and become his true self. After reading it a few more times, maybe the next step is to see how Eddie deals with life after Absolute Carnage and "Venom Island." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 27, 2020

    This issue is a great reminder that Donny Cates has huge plans for Venom and has also taken the character leaps and bounds forward. No longer is he the drooling brain-eating monster, but a man who has deep regrets, hopes for the future as a father, and a huge responsibility as the next biggest-bad in Marvel Comics makes his way to Earth. Venom tells a complex human story with clarity, compassion and considerable visceral fantasy action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 3, 2020

    Venom continues to build. I was already loving this series, but the glimpses we see of what's to coming, shown in a few brilliant double-page spreads from Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin make me even more excited. We get an idea of what we can expect and it's going to be huge. I cannot wait. Venom seamlessly blends the big bold energy of the Marvel Universe with the best aspects of the horror genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier May 27, 2020

    Venom #25 is the perfect book to celebrate the return of comics as we know them. It pays tribute to the character's past and paves the way for his promising future. With Cates at the helm, Venom remains in good hands, and we can't wait see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher May 28, 2020

    This issue does two things very well; it recounts everything that has happened in this title's run so far, and it teases what's to come. Meanwhile as far as the events taking place on the deserted island, with one Eddie Brock and his ongoing battle with the Carnage symbiote, I felt the conclusion was pretty underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 28, 2020

    Though I appreciate the forward moves of Eddie and Dylan here, Venom #25 sure takes the scenic route to get there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2020

    Venom #1 kicked the doors off the hinges of a franchise bogged down with an abundance of easily forgotten continuity, telling a fast-paced, stylish story that delivered plenty of action each issue. So that makes me want to ask how it managed to return to the starting point it appeared to disrupt after only 24 issues. Read Full Review

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