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Venom #13

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Dark Web Prelude!

Forced to watch his son die from across the timestream, Eddie Brock finds himself surrounded by enemies.

Alone, and with no one to trust, an unexpected ally lends a hand, and she’s setting the stage for the most epic crossover of the year!

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22 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85


    Venom #13 gives us a new feature of Venom’s newfound powers while dropping the entire story in a new location that is taking things in an entirely new direction. One can imagine the Dark Web event is sidestepping some of the bigger questions for awhile, but given how fun it is right out of the gate, I say bring it on.

  • 82

    Comic Watch

    If there is one nitpick I have with Venom #13, it is that the latter half swerves into a direction that is unexpected and a bit concerning. Madelynn Pryor, the Goblin Queen, makes her grand entrance at the end of the issue, recruiting Venom to her cause for the upcoming Spider-Man/X-men crossover Dark Web. It is an inconvenient time to have to deal with a mandated event tie-in, just as Venom began to ramp its current arc up to a climax. Regardless of whether Venom’s involvement in the crossover is explored through this comic or another, the events will still have to be acknowledged via a short time jump and text box. I fear that this may disturb the pacing in what has so far been an incredibly steady series.

    Venom #13 takes a little detour into the realm of Limbo, interweaving its own narrative with some obvious set-up for an upcoming crossover in an impressively smooth way.

  • 80

    As was the case with the likes of Immortal Hulk, even when tying in his new Venom series to a new Marvel event, scribe Al Ewing makes it play seamlessly with the narrative he’s already telling. Bryan Hitch continues to deliver some bizarre work in the series, drawing countless symbiotes in wild ways and positions that continue to stretch the limits of what fans think of when pondering the Marvel aliens. Along with that though comes oddball moments that seem out of place and raise an eyebrow. In any event though this volume of Venom remains a fun series to read and one that pushes the character into fresh avenues of ideas.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic delves into a universe of suspense.

    Hitch is an artistic genius and lends a whimsical, psychedelic tone to this world where time doesn’t exist.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Venom #13 picks things up with Eddie Brock this time around and sets things up for his connection to the upcoming Dark Web event. The comic does a fine job capturing Eddie’s desperate state of mind and it’s not all doom and gloom for the symbiote web-slinger. Mileage will vary on whether or not fans will like this sort of detour for Eddie’s story, and hopefully Venom’s contributions to the event will be enjoyable.

  • 65

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    Gorgeous art telling a story that opened as convoluted again, but Eddie is back and going head first into Dark Web. Still intrigued by Bedlam, Meridius and Codex, but am curious how Dark Web will help advance the existing stories of this fifth volume of Venom as well give Venom more profile event-style.

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