Venom #26

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 11, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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THE STING OF THE WIDOW!
After the shocking events of VENOM #23, NATASHA ROMANOFF, THE BLACK WIDOW, crosses paths with the symbiotes in a way that will leave them both changed FOREVER!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Oct 11, 2023

    Grnbekk's intriguing tale of corporate greed, fatherly abandonment, and finding help in unlikely places continues to be an enjoyable and violent read. The introduction of symbiote Black Widow was the perfect way to spice up this book, and her full debut with her new slimy partner was gorgeously written by Grnbekk and beautifully illustrated by Ohta and D'Armata. Even with my reservations about pacing and placement within the greater whole, this issue was a blast to read, and I highly recommend everyone pick up Grnbekk'sVenom as long as they can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Oct 12, 2023

    Venom #26 takes the comic into a drastically different direction, making for a slightly awkward issue that is uplifted by spectacular visual presentation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Oct 11, 2023

    After the bombastic Venom #25, it's hard not to feel anything but being let down by the new direction of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    maljoss Nov 6, 2023

    This comic is very good.

    Starting with the art, Julius Ohta did some great work. No inker listed, so it's all on him, and he nailed it. The characters look good, and are drawn consisntently. His interpretation of symbiot effects, particulaly transformations leaned into horror, which I enjoyed. His story telling is very good - pages layed out cleanly, and easy to read, 4-5 panels per page. A single real splash page, and it's done right, taking advantage of the a page turn. The colors look really good, the generally dark pages broke up with blues and reds rather than gray-scale. This comic looks great.

    This story, by Torunn Gronbekk, was rather good. It's a revenge story. It's a corporate greed story. It's a sinister se more

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Dec 7, 2023

    I still miss whenever Al Ewing is writing this series, but this issue wasn't bad by any means. I do believe that this was an improvement over her previous issue and I do think that Natasha with a symbiote is interesting, but I wish this tied in more with the story we've been getting previously. I think that maybe Ram V. leaving the title to sign exclusively with DC may have had a hand in derailing previous plans for this series, but I just wish this was better. Hopefully everything ends up coming together nicely.

  • 7.0
    Afre Oct 12, 2023

    It's pretty okay, placement is very questionable again. However, it's not fair to compare Gronbekk's run to Ewing's, has Ewing has had 2 years worth of setup, whereas Gronbekk only just started. I don't see how this is connected to Absent Throne and Meriudus yet, and I hope this won't become a side story.

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  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Oct 15, 2023

    Eh. I was enjoying the Ewing story. This issue just did a complete change and not really for the better. Just another slightly decent symbiote story.

  • 6.5
    DaddyChar Oct 14, 2023

    I really think Venom should just be a one writer book right now. At the very least when V was on he tied it in to what Ewing was doing.it does not seem like Grønbekk is making an attempt to bridge the gap between Eddie and Dylan.

    On it's own merits I also think the issue is only ok and doesn't utilize enough of the art to tell you how a character is feeling instead opting to have like 10 narrator bubbles on any given page to tell you what the characters are thinking

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    Jonathanb Feb 27, 2024

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  • 10
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  • 9.5
    Lock Oct 11, 2023

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    DSuler Oct 12, 2023

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    Psycamorean May 20, 2024

  • 8.0
    Ryan Nov 17, 2023

  • 8.0

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    Silver Rocket Jul 7, 2024

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