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Venom Annual #1

Writer: Donny Cates, Jeff Loveness, David Michelinie Artist: Ron Lim, Tigh Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
7.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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For the first time in Marvel history, the Wicked Webslinger called VENOM gets his very own Annual! This one features a few walks down memory lane from some of the best creators in comics today -- and even a few surprise guests from Venom's past! Serving as a great jumping on point for readers new and old, this is one issue of VENOM you can't afford to miss!
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  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Oct 21, 2018

    I'm down for more solid one-shots of Venom like this. While each writer has different takes on the symbiote, they all manage to stay consistent with his character in a way. In a way, they all portray him as a sinister figure and walking nightmare that likes to play with his victims, whether he is doing good or bad. If you are a fan of Venom, you should do yourself a favor and give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Alec Thorn Oct 21, 2018

    An entertaining trip down memory lane for one of Marvel's most popular characters Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Oct 26, 2018

    All in all, a decent annual with a handful of stories I may read again someday. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 19, 2018

    Does this rise to the creative team's claim of being better than Watchmen? Probably not, but at least the Venom Annual #1 is fun as hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Stephen Gustafson Oct 25, 2018

    At the end of the day, I would say pick up Venom Annual #1 for an old fashion reminder that comic books don't need to be multi-issue epics to be fun and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2018

    Venom Annual #1 features an uneven lineup of flashback stories, but the art alone is worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    A good time with four different recountings of Venom that should make any action fan very happy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Oct 20, 2018

    If you flicked through the first few pages and were turned off, don't be. The last two tales are worth the entrance price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Oct 17, 2018

    For as good as the Venom series has been under Cates' leadership, this annual was sort of anticlimactic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 22, 2018

    "Venom Annual" #1 carries a good idea and strong artwork with subpar execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jul 31, 2019

    Venom Annual #1 isn’t bad by any means, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone for $4.99. Sure, there’s a whole other store in those 34 pages that I didn’t even touch on, but it’s not doing the book any favors. The main story is pretty run of the mill in more ways than one, and the art doesn’t really wow me at any point. If you just have to pick this up, do it when it’s on sale. Read Full Review

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