Venom #26

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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“VENOM BEYOND” BEGINS HERE! If you thought VENOM ISLAND was insane comic book action of the highest order, then shut your yapper and face front, True Believer, because we’re about to outdo ourselves! For months, the Maker has been fascinated with symbiotes. IN THIS ISSUE we find out why – and what he intends to do with any he can get his hands on…

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jul 15, 2020

    Overall, this was a thrilling issue to start up a brand new plot. After 26 issues, I am still highly invested into wanting to see where this all ends up. Venom is still alive and kicking, and you won't want to get caught sleeping on this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 19, 2020

    Venom #26 is off to an intriguing start. Donny Cates has set up the story well and Eddie and Dylan are already in a tough situation. The pencils and colors really enhance the reading experience for this issue. Venom is quickly becoming a must read book! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Rogues Portal - Jonathan Boes Jul 15, 2020

    This is another solid issue in a thoroughly entertaining series. And it looks like things will only ramp up from here, because the King in Black is coming. But for now, Venom has a Virus to defeatand Ill bet you $3.99 (plus tax) that he does it while wearing a mask. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jul 15, 2020

    It feels like Cates’ is concluding a number of his earlier storylines and mysteries while getting ready for what is coming, namely Knulls arrival later this year. It features the introduction of Virus, who promises to be an interesting villain for Brock to face off with. And, as is becoming tradition, the cliff-hanger ending manages to exceed our expectations and raise the stakes from the previous one, leaving readers desperate for the concluding chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jul 15, 2020

    Cates returns to his Project: Oversight arc that had been stirring in the background behind the bigger Knull plot with Iban Coello returning on the visuals. The premier of a new villain promises more questions as Eddie and Dylan get engulfed in newer problems. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Jul 15, 2020

    All in all this issue is the start of something very interesting and who knows what impact it could have as the Ultimate Universe has once again entered into the picture. Could we be seeing a return? I guess we all will have to keep reading to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jul 16, 2020

    Donny Cates is symbiote royalty. What he continues to with Venom and Eddie is truly remarkable and makes one of the more solid books from the Big 2. Venom #26 is far from a bad book, it just has a weird feel to it and thats okay. In Cates We Trust. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 26, 2020

    "Venom Beyond" is shaping up to be a pretty big deal. That's saying something considering how many big deals this series has already delivered. This book continues to go in new and interesting directions that are still just as creepy as ever. The stakes are raised now with Dylan's involvement. For perhaps the first time ever, Eddie Brock has something to fight for, and more importantly, something to live for. This changes the game entirely, making things considerably scarier. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 14, 2020

    This is a good issue if you're looking for some superhero tropes that are surprising and satisfying. The issue isn't a knock out per se, but I enjoyed a decent amount of chunks in its pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 21, 2020

    While not the punchiest issue this series has had to date, it's a testament to Venom's creative team that even a lower-key installment still brings a strong level of talent to the field. While the introduction of Virus might not be as high-octane as some readers might have hoped, Venom #26 still brings the heat with some truly engaging artwork, and remains a relatively accessible jumping-on point for anyone interested in the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 16, 2020

    The momentum that Venom #25 lacked, #26 regains. Overall a solid, enjoyable issue. Not perfect, but not bad. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Afre Jul 15, 2020

    This was good. Very good. And surprising.

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 18, 2020

    This gets me super pumped for Venom Beyond. I'm really excited to see the Ultimate Universe again (and not just have it be a throwaway scene from Bendis' last comic). If I had to guess about the ending, I think they may be in the 2099 universe/future. It looks like 2099, and if you read the most recent iteration of Venom 2099, Knull was there. Virus is probably the least interesting part of this arc for me, but that doesn't mean I'm not interested. I just don't know who he is or his motivations. I'm sure future issues and the FCBD issue will clue me in. Until then, though, this was really dope.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jul 29, 2020

    Nooo I hate alternate universes. I just want more of beard dad and space clothes parent raising their spooky alien son!

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Jul 22, 2020

    What the f*** is going on! Why is this SOOOO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  • 9.0
    Swanktub Jul 15, 2020

    Cates was losing me in the Venom Island story arc, however this issue pulls me right back in.

  • 9.0
    Alloy Press Aug 30, 2020

    I like where this is going! Alternate Universes are always fun but for me the fact that the Ultimates is so tied into this was just awesome. Virus seems cool, his intro felt stale for me though. Still great issue with great art.

  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Jul 15, 2020

    Wow, that was unexpected. This is a totally different direction than what I was expecting for this book. I suppose it should have been obvious given the Maker's involvement in the overall plot, but still it is fun to see the Ultimate Universe back in a big way. My only gripe with this issue is the last 2 pages have some of the most rushed and worst art I've seen in a while. You can barely make out what the city is supposed to look like.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Jul 20, 2020

    " I don't want this for you. I want everything to better for you than it was for me."
    - EDDIE BROCK

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 15, 2020

    I was going into this super hyped and while it didnt live up to the super high expectation it was still a solid read that didnt disappoint. I'm really curious as to where this is all going to lead.

  • 8.0
    JohnWOlin Jul 19, 2020

    The Virus character is pretty sick and the production of the book is as well. Cates writing doesn't disappoint although it is an incredibly quick read.

  • 7.5
    Eren Esirci Sep 26, 2020

    VENOM BEYOND arcının nereye bağlanacağı hakkında bir fikrim olmasa da şu anlık arcın çok zevkli olduğunu söylemem gerekiyor. Cates'in Venom ve Eddie ikilisini yazarken oldukça eğlendiğini düşünüyorum. Hikaye, Eddie'nin Dylan'a iyi bir baba olmak istemesi üzerinde yoğunlaşıyor. Her ne kadar öykü başka yerlere gitse de alt temada bu yatıyor. Ki sonraki sayıların yayınlanan kapaklarında da gördüğümüz üzere Dylan sandığımızdan daha büyük bir role sahip olacak gibi. Cates'in iyi yaptığı şeylerden birisi de Venom'u fazla yüceltmemesi ve güçlerini abartmaması. Bir tehdit ile karşılaştığı anda Eddie hiç bir zaman ortamdaki en güçlü kişi olmadı. Eddie'nin nasıl yumruk yediğini görmek more

  • 10
    VenomizedTank Jul 17, 2020

  • 10
    EdNothIng Aug 6, 2020

  • 9.5
    Batmanchuria Aug 14, 2020

  • 9.5
    Grifter Aug 18, 2020

  • 9.0
    Gorr Jul 15, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 15, 2020

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Jul 16, 2020

  • 9.0
    Bananaknight Jul 19, 2020

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Jul 21, 2020

  • 8.5
    huz Jul 15, 2020

  • 8.5
    Adsun22 Jul 15, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Jul 16, 2020

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Jul 19, 2020

  • 7.0

  • 7.0
    Ellenkh Oct 14, 2020

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