Venom #31

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 40
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  What happens to Eddie Brock when he finally comes face to face with the lord of the abyss, the KING IN BLACK: KNULL?
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Dec 16, 2020

    There are quite a few hypothetical questions that have shown up in this issue, now they could be just that and nothing more but this is Donny Cates we're talking about. Much like Eddie and Dylan, we are all waiting to see what Cates will do next. It's almost inhumane to make us wait a full month for #32! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 20, 2020

    Venom #31 tears Eddie Brock apart. He's taken to his core essence and we'll see him built back up again over the course of this arc and King in Black. Is he the hero we expected? Far from it, but he's what we have and he'll have to do. That's a chilling yet somber thought in the midst of this horrifying comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Dec 9, 2020

    Venom #31 is an excellent tie-in for King in Black. By looking from a different vantage point and limiting the story to precious seconds before death, Cates tells a story that is refreshing in its presentation and meaningfully introspective. There’s a moment where the storytelling fumbles for one reason or another, but along with Coello & Aburtov’s awesome environments and transparent characters, the issue is one of the best examples of what a tie-in can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 9, 2020

    Venom #31 works on its own terms, honing in on a man, his self-doubts, and those who don't believe in him. As the world crumbles, Eddie is about as lost as can be and in that this issue serves as a huge moment for the character. The great change ahead does not start, but like with any great change, it all starts at the bottom of a very deep hole. This is an issue about how deep that hole goes before a character like Venom can pull themselves out of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jan 1, 1970

    Overall, Venom#31 is an interesting issue and causes the reader to take a moment to catch their breath after the world-shattering revelations from King in Black #1. The callback to some of the original plot points was a great plot device to take stock of just how far this story, and these characters, have developed from where we first met them. But the ultimate question at the end of the issue poses: is it enough? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 9, 2020

    Venom #31 is a gutsy issue and I'm not sure what to think honestly. I want to read it again and as a single issue, there's something amazing about it. But, little happens. It's a non-story. We get taken through the steps of grief and are never delivered to our expectations. In that way, it stands out, but it's also an issue that's sure to anger some readers at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Dec 9, 2020

    By the way, this issue is called “Thirty-Two Seconds”. It took twice as long to read the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Dec 9, 2020

    If you're reading King in Black, this isn't much more than filler. Read Full Review

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