Aug 15, 2018

web of venom: carnage born 1

CARNAGE BORN gives us our first look at November's WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN 1:


 • Join DONNY CATES as he continues to snake his tendrils through the VENOM mythos – this time visiting the sickening sociopath called CARNAGE!
 • A cruel cannibal obsessed with death and murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED.
 • But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and return his madness to the Marvel Universe...

Carnage may have died in the pages of Venomized, but Venom’s archnemesis may be set for a comeback this November in Web of Venom: Carnage Born.

This Marvel one-shot issue will be written by current Venom writer Donny Cates with art from Danilo Beyruth. Following the events of Venomized and Carnage’s death, a cult has formed that is devoted to the madman that was Cletus Kasady. Does this cult have the power to resurrect Carnage?

“When I was a little kid, my mom used to drop me off at the YMCA to be babysat while she was at work,” Cates tells “So naturally I would just sneak away down to the comic book store across the street. The store was called JT's comics in Garland, Texas, and it was there I first met Venom. And it was ALSO there that I read the scariest comic book I'd ever read. It was called Carnage: Mind Bomb (written by Warren Ellis with art by the incomparable Kyle Hotz!) and boy, oh boy, if you haven't read it, make sure you get thee to a comic book store and check it out. But read it with the lights on, because it will mess you up, man. It is brutal. And insane. And brilliant. It was there that the character of Carnage bloomed for me as a fan. He's been my favorite bad guy ever since, and to be able to write him is such a huge treat. And to my utter delight, KYLE HOTZ has come back to Carnage to give us our cover!! How's that for full circle! I am a very lucky Venomaniac.”

Cates goes on to say that the Web of Venom one-shot will have significant implications for his current run on Venom.

“Oh, it's HUGE!,” Cates says. “I know we are supposed to say that, but hopefully fans and retailers both know by now that I don't just say that stuff. If I tell you something is going to be big, I mean it! And as far as my Venom run is concerned, THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE. For fans and collectors alike, this is a big, big moment in the history of Carnage and Venom himself. This is the first chapter in something very, VERY big! Be sure to be there when it all goes down in Carnage Born!”

Web of Venom: Carnage Born #1 goes on sale in November.

What do you think of Carnage returning? Sound off in the comments!

Aug 9, 2018

venom: lethal protector novel


IGN gives us our first look at an upcoming VENOM novel adaptation of the comic series the movie is loosely based on:

Here's the official synopsis of the book:

Eddie Brock, also known as Venom, reaches a truce with his arch-foe Spider-Man and relocates from New York to San Francisco. There he defends a group of the homeless living in a cavern beneath the city. When Eddie is attacked by the police, then battles mercenaries who are assaulting the homeless, Spider-Man is furious at what appears to be Eddie’s return to villainous activities. He decides to go after Venom and bring him in. Once in San Francisco, however, the web-spinner discovers that Eddie is really trying to help the people there. Together they uncover an organization hidden beneath the Mojave Desert seeking to separate Brock from the alien symbiote that gives him his powers. Their goal: to use it to create more vicious versions of Venom. Their experiments prove successful, and Spider-Man and Eddie face five terrifying creatures as deadly as Venom himself. 

 Venom: Lethal Protector is the result of a collaboration between Titan Books and Marvel, which also includes reissues of some of Marvel’s best-known stories.

The novel will be released this September. Order Here.

Aug 8, 2018

We Are Venomaniacs! Podcast, Episode 12 - Venom Movie Trailer 2 and Merchandise 2

Venomaniacs Orion, Carlos, Tyler, and Aaron review the latest Venom movie trailer and merchandise and comic reveals from recent conventions in the latest episode of the We Are Venomaniacs! Podcast. Check it out below:

Aug 5, 2018

web of venom: ve'nam variant


The Ve'nam one-shot comes out this month.

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Aug 3, 2018

venom: first host variants


Also, some 2nd, 3rd, and 4th printing variant covers for VENOM:


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