Venom: Annual #1

Venom: Annual #1

Illustrated by: Sergio Davila, Alberto Foche

Cover Art by: Ben Harvey

Written by: Alyssa Wong, and Stephanie Phillips

Release date: September 13, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

VENOM VS. DEADPOOL! When the forces of chaos call upon Venom and Deadpool, it becomes an issue of family – and whose deserves to win the ultimate prize. It’s symbiote might vs. frankly awesome assassin skills in an epic showdown you won’t want to miss!

Venom Annual #1 delivers an electrifying clash of titans that will have fans of Marvel’s symbiote universe and Deadpool aficionados at the edge of their seats. This annual issue, crafted by the dynamic duo of writers Alyssa Wong and Stephanie Phillips, alongside the artistic talents of Sergio Davila, and Alberto Foche, brings a ferocious battle to life with explosive energy.

The premise is brilliantly straightforward: when chaos beckons, summoning both Venom and Deadpool to the forefront, it sparks a familial feud like no other. With the ultimate prize hanging in the balance, this comic sets the stage for an epic showdown, pitting symbiote might against the unparalleled assassin skills of Deadpool.

Wong and Phillips breathe life into these iconic characters, giving them voices that resonate with authenticity. Deadpool’s signature humor and fourth-wall-breaking antics are a constant source of hilarity, while Venom’s internal conflict and the intricacies of its bond with Eddie Brock lend depth to the narrative, making it more than just a mere brawl.

The artistic prowess displayed by Sergio Davila and Alberto Foche is nothing short of extraordinary. Each page bursts with dynamic action sequences, showcasing the raw power and intensity of the battle between these two formidable antiheroes. The visuals are a feast for the eyes, especially when portraying the eerie and enigmatic nature of the symbiote.

Ben Harvey’s cover art sets the perfect tone for this exhilarating comic, inviting readers to delve into the chaos and mayhem that await within its pages.

Venom Annual #1 seamlessly blends riveting action with explorations of the psychological depths of these characters. It delves into their motivations and vulnerabilities, adding layers to the narrative and enhancing our understanding of Venom and Deadpool.

The only minor drawback lies in the occasional overshadowing of plot intricacies by the chaos of battle and the witty banter between Venom and Deadpool. Nevertheless, this doesn’t detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the comic.

In Venom Annual #1, the creative team has crafted an absolute must-read for both Venom and Deadpool enthusiasts. Alyssa Wong, Stephanie Phillips, Sergio Davila, Alberto Foche, and Ben Harvey have united their talents to produce a pulse-pounding and visually captivating comic. Whether you’re a fan of the alien symbiote or the “Merc with a Mouth,” this annual issue is a wild, unforgettable ride that firmly establishes its place within the Marvel comics of 2023.

Venom Annual #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall.


A Carnage-Fueled Showdown: Venom Annual #1

Colors - 8.9
Design - 9.7
Illustration - 9.5
Narrative - 9.8
Subplot - 9.8


Venom Annual #1 features an epic showdown between Venom and Deadpool, with explosive action and dynamic artwork. The writers give the characters authentic voices and explore their motivations and vulnerabilities, adding depth to the narrative. While the chaos of battle occasionally overshadows plot intricacies, the comic is a must-read for fans of both Venom and Deadpool.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Venom | Illustrated by Alberto Foche, Ben Harvey, Sergio Davila
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