Venom #23

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Ken Lashley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 18
7.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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A NEW VISION OF TOXIN! Toxin is the offspring of the most dangerous symbiote in the history of the Marvel Universe: CARNAGE. But while Carnage and Cletus Kasady are separated and both devising machinations and plans of cosmic bloodshed and conquest, what has its progeny been doing? And will Dylan Brock or the Venom symbiote survive when they come face to face with this latest terrifying Toxin?! PLUS: Toxin isn't the only symbiote in this story who's unlike anything you've ever seen! The symbiote family is about to grow a little larger... and what's coming will change the continuing saga of the symbiotes FOREVER!
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  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Jul 26, 2023

    Venom #23 is a straightforward old-school team-up that unites to of the youngest symbiote hosts in the Marvel universe, setting up a brand new mystery and giving Dylan Brock an opportunity to grow as a character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Aug 1, 2023

    Venom #23 brings together a couple of symbiotes who haven't seen each other in a while – Venom and Toxin. Now, despite the cool cover, there's not that much action in the comic. Bren, the current host of Toxin, asks Dylan for help, they find the threat and take 'em down without much trouble. It's not a thrilling story, but the characters are well-written as they currently are, and the art compliments the symbiotes' designs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Spencer Perry Jul 26, 2023

    A clear love for the look and feel of Venom and the world he inhabits is on display, with a special shout out to colorist Frank D'Armata for adding another layer of depth to it all. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 26, 2023

    'Venom' continues to be an oddly paced book, but there are some solid character moments and action here. The hints toward Grnbekk's upcoming run on the book are very exciting and feel appropriately moody. Read Full Review

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