May 22, 2018

august 2018 previews

August 2018



VENOM: FIRST HOST #1 (of 5)
MIKE COSTA (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
VARIANT COVER BY ROD REIS

MIKE COSTA AND MARK BAGLEY REUNITE FOR A VENOM STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER! Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN…before VENOM… There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom’s help – only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom’s undoing?!



WEB OF VENOM: VE’NAM #1
DONNY CATES (W) • JUANAN RAMIREZ (A)
COVER BY Ryan Stegman
VARIANT COVER BY GORAN PARLOV

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF VENOM! As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon – and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he’d found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes…and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!



VENOM #5
DONNY CATES (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR VARIANT COVER BY GERARDO ZAFFINO

• An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock’s symbiote.
• And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms…



MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: INFERNO #1
JIM MCCANN (W) • DARIO BRIZUELA (A)
Cover by JACOB CHABOT

TIME FOR SPIDER-MAN TO FACE THE FIRE! With his good buddy Inferno, of course! Dante Pertuz has the power to wield fire — and he’ll need it against Spider-Man’s biggest foe, Venom! But if Venom gets too close, it’ll be lights out for the two heroes. Can Spidey help Inferno conquer his fears and take down the villain before New York City goes black?


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: VENOM TPB

Volume #18 in the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections
Written by ANN NOCENTI, DAVID MICHELINIE, TOM DEFALCO & MORE
Penciled by CYNDY MARTIN, ALEX SAVIUK, TODD MCFARLANE, MARK BAGLEY & MORE
Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

Meet Spider-Man’s deadliest foe! The web-slinger may survive a mind-bending glimpse at life in the Mad Dog Ward, a run-in with Doctor Octopus and a Chance encounter. But the lives of Peter Parker and new bride Mary Jane will be turned upside down when his former symbiotic costume and disgraced reporter Eddie Brock combine their mutual hatred of Spider-Man to become…Venom! In time for adventures with Silver Sable and Sandman, Spidey returns to the ol’ red-and-blues — but nobody ever drew them like Todd McFarlane! The cunning Fox and the calculating Chameleon await. Styx and Stone will break some bones, and Killer Shrike can hurt you, too. But who kidnaps MJ? Plus: The heroic debut of Speedball! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #295-310 and ANNUAL #22, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #33 and PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #133. 504 PGS./Rated T …$39.99





VENOM VOL. 4: THE NATIVITY
Written by MIKE COSTA with DAVID MICHELINIE
PENCILED BY MARK BAGLEY & JAVIER GARRON
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

Cured of the metabolic disorder that was affecting the symbiote’s mental state, Eddie Brock is back to his old Lethal Protector self. But a certain wall-crawling super-sleuth can’t just forget his recent crimes — and when Spider-Woman breaks down his door, it’s Venom vs. venom blasts! Soon, Eddie learns a terrible truth: His “other” has been keeping an earth-shattering secret from him — one that will change everything! And at exactly the wrong time, a new enemy threatens to tear Eddie and the symbiote apart — and not just from each other! Plus: Relive the first classic clash with Venom’s odious original offspring, the psychopathic Carnage! And celebrate three decades of the symbiotic sensation with a gallery of 30th anniversary variant covers! Collecting VENOM (2016) #161 and #164-165, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #362-363, and VENOM 30TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANTS.


VENOM BY DANIEL WAY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB (NEW PRINTING) 
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by FRANCISCO HERRERA, PACO MEDINA, SEAN GALLOWAY & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by SAM KIETH

ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2018 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: TOOTH AND CLAW TPB 
Written by LARRY HAMA, LEN KAMINSKI & IVAN VELEZ
Penciled by JOE ST. PIERRE, JOSH HOOD, DEREC AUCOIN, JAMES FRY, TOM DERENICK, TOM LYLE & MARK PAJARILLO
Cover by CRAIG KYLE

ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2018 Venom and Wolverine enter the jaws of death! When the two lethal heroes are thrown into an unwilling interdimensional adventure, you’ll still hear the screams even in space! Then, the law finally catches up with Eddie Brock — and Venom goes on trial! But even with Matt “Daredevil” Murdock on defense, what possible verdict could hand Venom a license to kill?! That’s right: Venom becomes a hired gun for the government! But when he targets Ghost Rider and J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man must intervene! The bitter feud between Peter Parker and Eddie Brock is reignited — but can Spidey finally bring about Venom’s big finish? Collecting VENOM: TOOTH AND CLAW #1-3, VENOM: ON TRIAL #1-3, VENOM: LICENSE TO KILL #1-3, VENOM: SEED OF DARKNESS #-1, VENOM: SIGN OF THE BOSS #1-2, SPIDER-MAN: THE VENOM AGENDA and VENOM: THE FINALE #1-3.



VENOM ADVENTURES DIGEST 
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by MICHAEL O’HARE, CORY HAMSCHER & MORE

When Spider-Man gets himself a cool new black-and-white costume, it must mean that ol’ Parker luck is finally turning, right? Wrong! In the ultimate fashion nightmare, the costume is alive — and it doesn’t want to come off! If Peter can somehow get out of the black and back into the red-and-blues, the poor shunned symbiote will bear a grudge. And when it finds Eddie Brock, no fan of Spider-Man himself, the terrifying Venom is born! He’s destined to be the wall-crawler’s deadliest villain — but if that doesn’t work out, he’ll be Spidey’s sidekick instead! It’s hard to work out which is worse! Plus: A rivalry for the ages is born when the Venom symbiote bonds with…Peter’s best pal, Harry Osborn! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN (2005) #21, #24 and #35; and MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #16 and #19.


COLOR YOUR OWN VENOM
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2018 Nothing’s ever truly black and white with Venom! Is he Spider-Man’s fiercest foe, or a lethal protector of the innocent? Villain, vigilante or Guardian of the Galaxy? There are many shades to Venom’s world — and now it’s up to you to supply them! The slimy pink of his tongue! The shiny blue of his sinewy muscles! The trail of red blood in his wake! All this and more is waiting for you to color, on 60 pages of vibrant, violent, Venom-ous artwork featuring Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson and others who have shared a bond with the sinister symbiote! Grab your pens, pencils and crayons, and follow Venom from his introduction by the legendary Todd McFarlane through years of brutal battles with Spidey, clashes with Carnage and his time as a “hero” — right up to the full-on explosion of the Venomverse!


VENOM BY CULLEN BUNN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by CULLEN BUNN & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by THONY SILAS, DECLAN SHALVEY, MARCO CHECCHETTO, PEPE LARRAZ, KIM JACINTO, JORGE COELHO, LAN MEDINA, REILLY BROWN, KHOI PHAM & MORE
Cover by SHANE DAVIS

ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2018 One of comics’ wildest writers takes on the symbiotic super hero! Flash Thompson, the Secret Avenger called Agent Venom, faces Daimon Hellstrom and the Monsters of Evil in a battle to save his soul! But when Venom’s psychopathic offspring targets the subatomic realm, Flash and the new Scarlet Spider must put their rivalry aside to deal with the madness of Carnage! Venom says farewell to NYC and heads to Philadelphia — but Toxin follows soon after. And the pair of lethal symbiotes may unwittingly unleash something even more deadly! Can Flash battle side-by-side with the original Venom, Eddie Brock, to save the City of Brotherly Love? Plus: Underworld boss Lord Ogre! The killer called Crossbones! And…a symbiotic sidekick?! Cullen Bunn’s explosive Venom run is collected in full! Collecting VENOM (2011) #23-42 and #27.1, MINIMUM CARNAGE: ALPHA and OMEGA and SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #10-11..


VENOM: PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES TPB 
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by DAVE HOOVER, JOE ST. PIERRE, KYLE HOTZ, DARICK ROBERTSON & STEVE LIGHTLE
Cover by JOE ST. PIERRE

Fearing the growing influence of his “other,” Eddie Brock takes the drastic step of splitting himself from the Venom symbiote! But the unwitting result is a full-scale invasion by its alien race! As more and more humans are taken as hosts, Eddie must team with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider to save Earth from being overrun. And to do so, they must journey to the Planet of the Symbiotes! But whose side will the Venom symbiote be on? And amid all the chaos, Carnage awakens from his coma — and plans to absorb as many symbiotes as he can! Can our heroes deal with a 50-foot-tall psychopath? It’s a symbiotic sci-fi super hero spectacular! Collecting material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, VENOM SUPER SPECIAL, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL.

May 18, 2018

web of venom: ve'nam solicitation

VE'NAM

CBR has another exclusive look at an upcoming August title, WEB OF VENOM: VE'NAM.  From Donny Cates' Twitter:
WEB OF VENOM! A series of one-shots that tie in to the main VENOM arc featuring some CRAZY stories written by me and drawn by some of the industries best! Up first: VE’NAM! The story of Rex and his symbiote soldiers during the Vietnam War!



WEB OF VENOM: VE’NAM #1
DONNY CATES (W) • JUANAN RAMIREZ (A) COVER BY Ryan Stegman

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF VENOM! As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon – and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he’d found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes…and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!

May 17, 2018

venom: first host solicitation

VENOM: FIRST HOST

CBR gives us our first look at VENOM: FISRT HOST before the August solicitations are fully released:



VENOM: FIRST HOST #1 (of 5)
MIKE COSTA (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)

MIKE COSTA AND MARK BAGLEY REUNITE FOR A VENOM STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER! Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN…before VENOM… There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom’s help – only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom’s undoing?!

May 15, 2018

venom 1 second printing cover

VENOM 1

VENOM 1 is going to a second printing! Below is the cover:


May 14, 2018

marvel comics digest 8

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST

13th Dimension is reporting that the 8th installment of Marvel Comics Digest will feature Venom:


Each digest is a mixture of over 200 pages of the most memorable classic and modern stories, spanning every decade of Marvel history and readership. This is a can't-miss collector's item that will only be printed once!
The Venom issue is due out in August.