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: 34
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

“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
    Geek'd Out - 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 - 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

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