Marvel released another title to the Venomverse as the conclusion series with Venomized. Issue #1 released in Comic Shops on April 4th and issue #2 is set to drop on the 11th.
Here’s the rundown from Marvel …
”The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target...THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote – and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of “Poison-X,” the planet and its heroes are defenseless!”
To give further insight, Marvel.com’s Josh Weiss recently had an interview with writer Cullen Bunn, where the writer further elaborated on the series before the launch. Here’s a small excerpt from that interview …
Marvel.com: You’ve written several Venom stories now; what lessons have you learned to apply to VENOMIZED?
Cullen Bunn: That’s a tough question, really, because VENOMIZED is so different from, say, my run original run on VENOM. My Flash Thompson Venom stories focused on one man (who wasn’t necessarily super hero material) trying to be the best super hero he could. VENOMIZED (and VENOMVERSE and “Poison-X” before it) are much more focused on popcorn sci-fi action. But if my original VENOM stories taught me anything, it’s that this new tale, no matter how wild and crazy, needs to lean into the host and symbiote’s relationship. With dozens of Marvel characters getting symbiotes, I definitely focus on a couple.
With Eddie Brock, we’ve seen tons about his relationship with the symbiote already and we’ll continue to see more in his book, I’m sure. So, I instead turned a magnifying glass on Eddie’s relationship with symbiotes as a whole. What does he think about the alien species? There are other characters who will have more complicated one-to-one relationships with their symbiotes. In particular, Spider-Man.
Teamed up for this series is writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Venom), penciler Iban Coello (Thanos: A God Up There Listening, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money), and cover artist Nick Bradshaw (Infinity Countdown, X-Men: Blue Annual). Be sure to take a look at their efforts in the Preview's Prevue below.