Jun 5, 2024

We Are Venomaniacs! Podcast, Episode 072 - Symbiosis, Necrosis, and Osmosis

In this episode, hosts Tyler, Carlos, and Aaron review Venom #32 and 33, Carnage (2023) #6 and 7, What If? Venom #3 and 4, Symbiote Spider-Man 2099 #2 and 3, and Venom Separation Anxiety #1.


TALK ABOUT: Venom #34

 

 

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TALK ABOUT: What If...? Venom #5

 

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TALK ABOUT: Carnage #8

 

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May 23, 2024

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VENOM WAR #1 (OF 5)
AL EWING (W) • IBAN COELLO (A/C)
FOIL VARIANT COVER BY DAVID BALDEON
NEGATIVE SPACE VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
TEAM DYLAN CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY PHILIP TAN
TEAM EDDIE CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY PHILIP TAN
VARIANT COVER BY ROSE BESCH • VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY ROSE BESCH
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS GIARRUSSO • VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG

LAST VENOM STANDING!

The Venom Symbiote has bonded with both Eddie Brock and his son Dylan at different points. Now both Brocks are going head-to-head, determined to be the one, true Venom! Father versus son in a showdown of showdowns that threatens to tear the world asunder! From heavyweight talent champions Al Ewing and Iban Coello comes a Battle for the ‘Biote like you’ve never seen!

VENOM WAR: VENOMOUS #1 (OF 3)
ERICA SCHULTZ (W) • LUCIANO VECCHIO (A) • Cover by LEIRIX
BLACK WIDOW VARIANT COVERBY DERRICK CHEW
BLACK WIDOW VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY DERRICK CHEW
VARIANT COVER BY LUCIANO VECCHIO

THE VENOMOUS BLACK WIDOW!

Black Widow and her newly trained symbiote are jumping into the Venom War and picking a side! Fresh off their new understanding from the BLACK WIDOW: VENOMOUS one-shot, Widow starts looking into horrific experiments Alchemax has been running based on their symbiote program…but she isn’t the only one! Natasha’s old teammate from her Secret Avengers days, now known as Agent Anti-Venom, is also on the case!


VENOM WAR: ZOMBIOTES #1 (OF 3)
CAVAN SCOTT (W) • JUAN JOSE RYP (A)
COVER BY JUAN FERREYRA
STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VICENTINI
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS CAMPANA

DEAD OR ALIVE? OR BOTH?

As the two Venoms face off, a darker strain of symbiote has slithered across New York City…one that can reanimate the dead and turn the living into an engine of mindless hunger with just one bite! That’s right – zombie symbiotes making symbiote zombies! And you thought they liked eating brains before!

 

VENOM WAR: CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)
Torunn Grønbekk (W) • PERE PÉREZ (A) • Cover by KEN LASHLEY
VARIANT COVER BY Salvador Larroca
STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY JAN BAZALDUA

You can’t have a war without CARNAGE!

As Dylan and Meridius rally their troops, Carnage has plans of his own. Could they involve the new deadly-to-symbiotes weapon he discovered in CARNAGE #8? And whose side will he ultimately be on? Writer Torunn Grønbekk and artist PERE PÉREZZ bring you a new series that’s just as blood soaked as you would hope!

VENOM WAR: SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 4)
COLLIN KELLY AND JACKSON LANZING (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY ANAND RAMCHERON
STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY MARTIN MARTÍN CÓCCOLO

THE SPIDER-MAN IN BLACK!

Eddie Brock wants the symbiote, Dylan Brock wants the symbiote…but they’re forgetting about the first host to ever wear the black…PETER PARKER! That’s right – Spider-Man is back in black again, and this time, he’s liking how it fits him! Maybe the winner of the Venom War could be the OG!


VENOM #36
Torunn Grønbekk (W) • CAFU (A/C) • VARIANT COVER BY JOHN GIANG
DISCO DAZZLER VARIANT COVER BY TBA

VENOM WAR RAGES ON!

As Eddie and Dylan Brock’s father/son war breaks out, ANOTHER Dylan Brock is on a mission to make sure things go the way they’re supposed to. And he’s an OLDER Dylan Brock. That’s right – OLD MAN VENOM is jumping through time to guarantee the correct victor in the Venom War – starting with a jaunt that takes him right into Spider-Man’s history!


VENOMVERSE: REBORN #3 (OF 4)
GERRY DUGGAN, STEVE FOXE, RYAN NORTH & AL EWING (W)
KEI ZAMA, MATTHEW WAITE, DANILO S. BEYRUTH & MORE (A)
Cover by TONY DANIEL • CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
VARIANT COVER BY TBA • SYMBIOTE VARIANT COVER BY DERRICK CHEW
SYMBIOTE VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY DERRICK CHEW

A VENOM FOR EVERY UNIVERSE!

Our journey of Venomous beings across the Multiverse continues with darkness, light and everything in between! First up, Gerry Duggan brings us the tragic tale of Venom’s biggest fan! Then Ryan North & Matthew Waite bring us a surprising tail of Venom Rex! Next up is the reveal of the all-new symbiote who fights Spider-Verse breakout star, Web-Weaver, from Steve Foxe & Kei Zama! And it’s all wrapped up in a special black suit spun by Al Ewing & Danilo S. Beyruth!

 

VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY #4 (OF 5)
DAVID MICHELINIE (W)
GERARDO SANDOVAL (A)
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
HOMAGE VARIANT COVER BY PAULO SIQUEIRA

RHINO’S REARING FOR A REMATCH!

EDDIE BROCK IS VENOM! Or he was. With every passing second. that becomes less true as THE PURPLE MAN’S hold over Eddie’s symbiote partner grows…and Eddie’s bond weakens. Venom risks everything on one final stand to put the Purple Man down for good – only Brock didn’t figure on THE RHINO’S return!

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #8 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by JIM SHOOTER
Penciled by BOB LAYTON
Cover by BOB LAYTON
VARIANT COVER BY W. SCOTT FORBES
FOIL VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

Marvel’s monthly celebration of the finest super-hero crossover of them all continues with Battleworld about to be consumed by Galactus! Spider-Man is back in action and learning all the fresh tricks at his disposal courtesy of his new black costume — but his excitement might be short-lived as the assembled heroes, reunited with the X-Men, must mount an assault on the World-Eater with everything at stake! But is stopping Galactus even the right thing to do? Reed Richards isn’t certain — and if he doesn’t know what to do, what chance does anyone else have? It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #8.


VENOM BY AL EWING VOL. 7: EXSANGUINATION TPB
Written by AL EWING & TORUNN GRØNBEKK
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY, JUAN FERREYRA & PERE PÉREZ
COVER BY CAFU

Venom vs. Carnage in their bloodiest battle yet!

Carnage is back! Born anew in symbiote goo and blood, Cletus Kasady is more dangerous and violent than ever before – and he has his sights dead set on an unsuspecting Venom! Untested against the might of his symbiotic sibling without his father by his side, can Dylan Brock hold the sadistic serial killer at bay? Will Carnage live up to its namesake and leave another brutalized symbiote host in its wake? Or is Dylan just bait for Eddie Brock, the King in Black himself? In the greatest depths of space and at the end of existence, some carnivorous new species has blossomed. Something blood-red, with thorns – and an appetite! Plus: There’s one thing that can still kill Carnage: Anti-Venom! And if things weren’t wild enough, the BLOOD HUNT begins, and Venom must unleash lethal justice on hordes of vampires! Collecting VENOM (2021) #31-34 and CARNAGE (2023) #5-6.


VENOM MODERN ERA EPIC COLLECTION: SHIVER TPB
Volume #1 in the Venom Modern Era Epic Collections
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by FRANCISCO HERRERA, PACO MEDINA, SEAN GALLOWAY & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by Paco Medina

One of the most terrifying VENOM eras of all!

Daniel Way’s tense and thrill-packed run is collected in one volume! Somehow separated from Eddie Brock, the Venom symbiote has resurfaced near the Arctic Circle – hopping from host to host with the greatest of ease and on the run from enigmatic forces with their own agenda for the elusive alien. Ravenously hungry and craving adrenaline to satiate its appetite, the symbiote seeks out people experiencing intense, base emotions such as rage, jealousy and hatred. As it cuts a bloody swath toward civilization through Canada’s northern regions, it sets its sights on a short, hairy guy with a bad temper: the X-Men’s Wolverine! And as the action moves to New York City, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four are forced to play damage control as not one but two bloodthirsty Venom creatures cause havoc! Heeere’s Eddie! Collecting VENOM (2003) #1-18.


VENOM: THE SAGA OF EDDIE BROCK TPB
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE & PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE, MARK BAGLEY & JIM CRAIG
Cover by ALEX ROSS

The story of how Eddie Brock bonded with the Venom symbiote!

It is the living costume rejected by Peter Parker. He is the discredited reporter who blames Spider-Man for ruining his life. Together…they are Venom! Discover how Eddie Brock became Spidey’s deadliest foe in the stories that made Venom a symbiotic superstar! He’s bigger and stronger than the webbed wonder, he knows Spider-Man’s secret identity and he doesn’t even trigger Peter’s Spider-Sense! So can Spidey find a way to survive their brutal first encounter? And even if he does, will he be prepared for Eddie’s revenge plot: exploiting Peter’s greatest weakness, Aunt May?! When Eddie stands trial, Matt “Daredevil” Murdock is his defense attorney – setting the stage for a blockbuster rematch with Spider-Man that redefines Venom for his future as the Marvel Universe’s lethal protector! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #300, #315-317 and #374, SPIDER-MAN THE TRIAL OF VENOM #1 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #375.