Venom #3

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 79
8.9Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

• Still recovering from his injuries, Eddie Brock - the Wicked Web-Slinger known as VENOM - has to defend NYC against the most powerful foe he's ever faced!
•  The only thing standing in his way? Miles Morales...SPIDER-MAN!
•  Though Eddie and the symbiote have no qualms with this particular web-slinger, the same can't be said for Miles' feelings about Venom...
Rated T+

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 27, 2018

    Stegman and Cates continue to present a perfect balance, as Venom is one of the most all-around complete works Marvel is publishing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 7, 2018

    Venom has been moving at a breakneck pace since the series relaunched. It has already reached event levels in terms of the size and scope of the story, taking the character to new heights. This dramatically expands the symbiote mythos in new and interesting ways. If you're even remotely interested in Venom (and what '90s kid isn't?), do yourself a favor and check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jun 27, 2018

    VENOM #3 lives up to this series' continued hype. It's sure to be a fan-favorite issue, and for good reason. It adds an intriguing character to the Venom lore and gives Miles Morales fans a bit of closure about a long dormant plot thread. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman are modern masters of horror, and I can't wait to see what's next! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jun 29, 2018

    This issue may cause nightmares. The artistic detail and imagination lead by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman is truly unmatched right now. Pick up this issue and ask your Local Comic Shop to order you issue 1 & 2 while you're at it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Venom #3 is the gold standard of what a creature feature anti-hero comic can be. It maintains a powerfully ominous tone, presents a fantastic climactic fight, and keeps the stakes and dangers visible for the reader. Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin knocked it out the park with this one. This book is highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2018

    Venom #3 continues a compelling overhaul of a familiar character, and one that all fans should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 27, 2018

    Yet another strong issue in this impeccable story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jun 29, 2018

    Combine Miles' and Venom's showdown with Eddie confronting the dragon, add in some great art by Ryan Stegman, and this is another solid issue in a series I had reservations about. I especially like the dark feel Stegman's art brings to the book, and how he draws the dragon's monstrous form as it wrecks havoc on the city. It's a giant monster-movie type feel that I can jam to. While I have my gripes about the end of the issue and the new revelation we get, I'm looking forward to what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 29, 2018

    While Cates' explanation of a symbiote dragon-god feels a little truncated in this issue, the concept is wild enough to keep readers interested " in general, Venom's sterling high concept work along with its strong characterization has given this series some surprising legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jul 11, 2018

    Might warrant a higher rating depending on how the rest of the story pans out, but I was much more impressed with the Miles vs. Venom fight than the big villain reveal. Hopefully, the villain evolves somewhere beyond menacing dialogue while casually crushing police helicopters, a step down from screaming how humans are all worms on the ruins of Avengers Mansion. Which is to say he could be Kang, the Challenger, Thanos, Loki or anyone else. Of course, on the other hand, all of those villains are iconic, and I could be reading things wrong. As a friend of mine is fond of saying, your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 2, 2018

    It took me until issue three but I think this is a comic book Ill see through until the end of Cates and Stegman's run together.  The art is absolutely beautiful and worth picking up the book alone for.  Cates, although moving the story a little slower than I would like, for now has me intrigued enough that I want to see how Venom solves this massive problem he's dealing with, and if it changes him for the foreseeable future.  As a whole this issue builds on an intriguing mystery coupled with great art. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 27, 2018

    Venom #3 was not my favorite issue of this series. It is not bad, it just lacks that emotion that I felt in the previous issue. Maybe I hold Donny Cates to a little higher standard from his previous work. The big reveal also did not have a big impact on me. I do like the implications of what is to come from this issue. It seems like from this Cates will be digging into more emotional aspects of Eddie Brock later. That puts me in a hard place for the story. As an issue it was okay, not bad but not great, and that being said, I like what it might lead to storywise later on. The visual aspect of Venom #3 continues to be fantastic and is a joy to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones Jun 30, 2018

    The writing of Cates is still enjoyable to me, but he is at his best when dealing with the personal struggles of Eddie and the symbiote, and exploring that relationship. Stegman's art continues to be top notch. This issue takes place in the rain, which can be difficult to convey, but he does an incredible job of making us feel like we are in the middle of a storm while reading this. Read Full Review

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