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Venom #25

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.



Eddie Brock needed access to Doctor Doom’s time platform – and in getting to it, got more than he ever bargained for, battling the most notorious super villain in the Marvel Universe through time itself! Luckily, Eddie’s well versed in navigating the timestream thanks to his recent adventures.

He’s poised to take his conflict with Meridius to its frenetic and fist-filled finish – if he survives DOOM!

PLUS! Eddie’s battle with Doom will land him, briefly, in a very unexpected place… MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL! But what, or who, could he find there?

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54 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Venom #25 tells an exciting story as Eddie Brock and Dr. Doom are taken through a wild journey through time. With the different time periods featured in the story, the comic allows for the multiple artists the opportunity to illustrate the comic beyond just a couple of pages. The comic does a solid job establishing an engaging dynamic between Eddie Brock and Dr. Doom from start to finish with Dr. Doom essentially stealing the show in almost every part of the comic. Overall, readers will enjoy this comic whether they’re Venom fans, Dr. Doom fans, or just a Marvel fan who likes reading a fun comic book story with great art.
  • 80

    Al Ewing's mega-sized issue is at its best when focusing on the hijinks that Doom and Venom encounter while tumbling across time and discovering what adventures await them in each new period, and less so when it's doing its best to untangle the larger "how" of its time travel provocations. Multiple artist are credited with pencils in this issue including Sergio Dávila & Sean Parsons, Ken Lashley, Cafu, and Julius Ohta, and their respective styles all combine into a unique tapestry that manages to capture the essence of the era's they're visualizing while also being fully "Venom" in style.
  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Venom #25 is more of a stealth Doctor Doom comic under the guise of an Eddie Brock-centric story, but it offers enough amusing time travel antics to entertain fans of both characters, and keeps up an enticing pace throughout its double-sized page length.

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About the Author: Al Ewing

Al Ewing (/ˈjuːɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd (2008–2015), for which his 2010 story “Doctor What?” marked Brendan McCarthy’s return to 2000 AD. They later worked together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk. Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo, the latter illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, and The End Is Nigh. He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome, created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog “The Diary of Ralph Dibney”, writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney’s therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week’s issue of the comic book 52.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra, published by Abaddon Books in 2007, features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis. It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.

Ewing has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the “Best Continuing Series” category, and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as “Best New Comic Book Series.”

In 2021, Ewing won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and received an additional nomination in 2021 and one in 2022 for Guardians of the Galaxy. In June 2021, it was announced that Ewing would serve as co-writer of Venom alongside Ram V, with Bryan Hitch serving as artist.

Personal life

At the end of Pride Month 2021, Ewing came out as bisexual.

[Latest Update: July 23, 2022]