Venom #21

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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As Eddie Brock finds his footing in the Marvel Universe, he's going to need to come face to face with the very worst parts of himself in the form the time-displaced monster called BEDLAM! Eddie's always been his own most brutal critic, though, and this titanic beatdown will be no exception - and something NEW will be waiting on the other side! (Hint: it's that GIANT RED DUDE WITH FOUR ARMS RIGHT ABOVE THIS TEXT!)
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 21, 2023

    Venom #21 is the ideal fight comic. Eddie Brock is back and better than ever. This issue will have Venom fans banging their heads throwing up devil horns for the return of the King in Black. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Jun 21, 2023

    Appropriately titled "PAGES 2-19: THEY FIGHT," Venom #21 is full of artistic glam but manages to weave big plot machinations in there too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Jun 21, 2023

    Venom #21 kicks off the bloody brawl between Eddie Brock and Bedlam as he seeks to settle the score with the crimson monster. One good thing about this comic is that it doesn't waste any time getting straight to the fight as we see Eddie face Bedlam in the physical and mental realms. The fight is well illustrated thanks to Cafu's art, it's violent, bloody, and creative, and the writing and dialogue is on point with the fight banter between Eddie and Bedlam and the background characters too. Overall, a good issue and hopefully the next issue keeps it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Jun 22, 2023

    Venom #21 is an action-packed issue that leans into elements of body horror and dark humor to display the full capabilities of Eddie Brocks newfound abilities. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 22, 2023

    It's not like this sort of thing hasn't been tried before. And sometimes dramatic departures from traditional conventions of the plot structure of a comic book work really, really well. In the context of the larger run of this particular series, Venom #21 might not actually be nearly as clever as it seems to think it is. However, it's just really fun to see something like this attempted. Read Full Review

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