Venom #7

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 39
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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•  Just when you thought the blockbuster story of the summer couldn't get any more intense, Donny Cates and special guest artist and Venom veteran IBAN COELLO (VENOMVERSE, VENOMIZED) turn the story on its head AGAIN!
•  But face front, True Believers, because it won't be dragons and god-hosts and breakneck action this time. No, no. This time Donny and Iban are putting Eddie Brock through an emotional meat grinder the likes of which haven't been seen in the Marvel Universe ever before!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Oct 10, 2018

    VENOM #7 is yet another fabulous addition to an already stupendous series. Donny Cates fills the issue with on-point dialogue and shocking plot twists. Iban Coello designs a downright frightening-looking Venom. You cannot miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Oct 16, 2018

    A great and emotional set up for the next chapter of Eddie's story, and shows no signs of dropping in effort and quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Oct 13, 2018

    Sure, there's an obvious slowdown and it might not feel as exciting as the fight with Knull, but sometimes you gotta do just that to set up new and interesting things. And the future sure does look promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 11, 2018

    During the first arc, it was difficult to see how Venom could sustain itself as a lengthy run, but this issue promises Cates' ideas about Eddie and the symbiotes have even larger aspirations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Oct 10, 2018

    Venom #7 does a fantastic job of following the agonizing cliffhanger in #6 with an issue chock-full of information. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Oct 15, 2018

    'The Abyss' begins on a subdued, but interesting note, looking into more of an overall ominous and cerebral feeling than the high-flying action of the previous work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Oct 11, 2018

    As a series Venom has been big, bold, and unrelenting. Since page one of the relaunch, it simply refused to slow down. Now as we shift into that second arc we get a more character-centric story that may lack the thrilling nature of previous installments but what is being established could lead to a much more fulfilling story. Despite the art change the visceral nature of the book remains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 10, 2018

    A good issue that continues to show Donny Cates is one of the most generous writers working in comics today. Each issue tells you something new or at the very least keeps the plot moving forward in exciting ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Oct 10, 2018

    The first story arc of the Donny Cates led Venom series ended with Eddie Brock and the Symbiote burned to crisp, the story itself expanded on the mythos of the character and capabilities. The question now is, where does the book go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 10, 2018

    Venom is still a great read, but the series loses some momentum as it heads into its second storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Oct 27, 2018

    Interesting start to the second arc, which I'm not completely sold on, we'll see how we feel once Eddie gets to San Fransisco. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 16, 2018

    Overall, this was an interesting installment in Cates' run. As fantastic as his ideas are and his deftness with dialog and imagery, there seems to be some needed work in execution. This is a complete change of pace and, for that, is worth reading and thinking on. What was the team wanting to accomplish? Was it purely expositional narrative needing to be knocked out of the way to get to the meat of the arc? These answers may come with time, but even if they don't, this series is worth sticking with. Read Full Review

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