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Venom #1

Writer: Al Ewing, Ram V Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 10, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 104
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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AN EPIC NEW ERA FOR THE SINISTER SYMBIOTE STARTS HERE! Hot off the heels of VENOM #200 and EXTREME CARNAGE, we’re closing out 2021 with one of the most ambitious books in symbiote history – an all-new VENOM from some of comics’ greatest talents! Marvel mainstay AL EWING, who himself has just ended a character-redefining run on IMMORTAL HULK, is being joined by RAM V, a horror maestro all his own, to craft a mind-bending and gut-wrenching tale of symbiosis the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, they’ve been joined by industry legend BRYAN HITCH, who is leaving IT ALL ON THE PAGE! We haven’t more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 8, 2021

    Venom #1 continues to explore the Lethal Protector's cosmic horror roots while setting up a new status quo for both Eddie & Dylan Brock. If you enjoyed the previous Venom saga or enjoyed Venom: Let There Be Carnage, I definitely recommend adding this to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 8, 2021

    The previous volume may have taken Venom to never-before-seen heights, but this issue proves that Eddie and Dylan's journey is just beginning -- and they're in great hands. This is both the perfect jumping-on point and an exciting evolution for Venom. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geek'd Out - Jonathan Boes Nov 10, 2021

    If youre a fan of the last few years of Venom storytelling, you dont want to miss this issue. But this also promises to be a great starting point for new readers. Add Venom #1 to your pull list today. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 14, 2021

    Al Ewing writes a pretty solid opening issue here and provides lots of little plot threads for us to mull over. I particularly liked how he introduces Dylan and his talking cat. The way he has Eddie describe what it is like to control the symbionts is brilliant. I loved that he called the four that he used the most John, Paul, Ringo, and George, and kind of personalizing them. But the question that nags at me is where is Venom. What's happened to him. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Nov 12, 2021

    Its a book that throws Venom into a playground of cosmic horror and familial suffering, something that old fans and new fans alike will love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 10, 2021

    A new era has begun as the adventures of the Brocks and their symbiote ally take them on a whole new unforeseen journey that leaves them altered greatly by the time this issue reaches the end. Marvel has found the best creative team to take the symbiotic anti-hero character into the great unknown, while respecting everything that has come before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Nov 13, 2021

    Given the fall out from the KING IN BLACK and EXTREME CARNAGE, it was always going to interesting to see what would happen in a new run. And given that you have Titans of the industry in Ram V and Al Ewing as co-writers, then this is one book that I was eager to get my hands on. It did not disappoint. An intriguing storyline which hints at being another fantastic story arc. Fans of the Venom comic should be picking this up if they haven't already! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 10, 2021

    Cates certainly navigated and expanded Eddie and the VENOM symbiote in a brand new direction with endless possibilities waiting on the horizon. However, it looks like it's going to be Ram V and Al Ewing who truly evolve the dynamic of the symbiotes and begin an incredibly special journey with a father and son that appears to be steeped in time-traversing adventures that we may never forget. Now is the time to hop on board VENOM! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Nov 9, 2021

    Its rare for lightning to strike twice, but in Marvels case, it has not only struck twice but with the impact of a ten-ton hammer. When you reach the end of this issue, you will need to pick your jaw off the floor and a scotch. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 10, 2021

    Venom #1 is an interesting start. There's some grand concepts and ideas that could be interesting to see how they play out. What's great is the issue does an excellent job of building off recent events while also charting its own path. It's both solid for new readers and long time fans as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Nov 10, 2021

    Hitch works in tandem with inker Andrew Currie and colorist Alex Sinclair to give you the stylized Venom poses fans are eager for, shaping this one up to be a title to keep an eye on in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 10, 2021

    Venom #1 brings a great new dynamic between Eddie and his son Dylan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 8, 2021

    I am in a bit of a bind with this book. On one hand, I really like Ram V's work (yes even Catwoman!) and Hitch does add a professional, high quality style of pencils. On the others the art is too nice for a horror book. Couple these quandaries with the fact that I am not a huge Venom fan since he became an anti-hero all the back in Venom #1 and you can see my dilemma. I get why it had to be done. You can't have a major villain that is more powerful than the hero and expect him to keep losing. Venom isn't the Daleks for Pete's sake! I am sure that Venom fans will dive into this book but for me, it is a hard pass. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Nov 17, 2021

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of this character already and want to see a new adventure from them. Read Full Review

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