Venom #5

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 28
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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If you thought the first four issues of the latest volume of VENOM were crazy, all-out action, just wait till you get a load of this one! IN THIS ISSUE, Al Ewing returns to the pages of Venom - AND HE'S BROUGHT ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS WITH HIM!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 21, 2022

    "Venom" #5 fleshes out the backstory of the symbiotes and new villain with an incredible amount of suspense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 22, 2022

    This issue's story actually seems to take place between the moments of the first four issues, and it's really fun to unravel it all, while Eddie's new look (courtesy of HItch) is really cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 16, 2022

    Marvel fans that craved the deep lore that Donny Cates brought to the character should consider this a must-read as it takes it even further and will be the key into a larger door of the next decade of Venom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Feb 15, 2022

    Five issues in and Ewing has put the pieces in play to dig deep and create yet another branch of deep mythology within the Marvel mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Feb 16, 2022

    Venom #5 picks up where it left off with Eddie Brock meeting the enigmatic Meridius. This issue is more about Meridius than Eddie, who's more of a tag-along in this comic. The artwork in the comic is great, it's written well, but the comic raises more questions than it answers. By the end, you get a feel for Meridius in terms of his personality, powers, and the danger he poses to the Brocks and the Venom symbiote. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Feb 14, 2022

    Meridius reveals more of his plan in an issue that sets the stage for the next era of Venom. The final page alone is sure to have fans buzzing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 14, 2022

    Venom #5deepens the lore of the Symbiotes but undercuts the ongoing story in the process, leading to a mixed bag. I would have preferred for the revelations surrounding Meridius to wait until a later issue, but they do hint at a larger story surrounding the Ewing/V/Hitch run and it's one I'm interested in. Hopefully, the next issue returns to Dylan Brock's battle with the Life Foundation as I've grown quite fond of the younger Venom. Read Full Review

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