Everyone’s favorite symbiote is getting a new series thanks to writer Rick Remender and artist Tony Moore.
That’s right, Venom is getting another ongoing series this March from Marvel Comics so you better get ready. The series will feature the creative team of Remender and Moore, the pair having previously teamed up on Fear Agent and Franken-Castle, and it’s a pairing that has created some great comics together, so I’m more excited to see that than I am the particular character of the book.
According to Marvel, the series will see the alien entity that is one of Spider-Man’s deadliest enemies joining with a new host that is familiar to fans who is then forced to work with the government. The new series was masterminded by Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and editor Steve Wacker, and was then handed off to Remender to flesh out. Slott will set up the series in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man 654.1 in February (part of Marvel’s Point One series), and will continue in Venom #1.
Remender says this about series: “It’s James Bond style worldwide adventuring with high stakes espionage, intrigue, fast action and an opening mission that holds the stability of the world in the balance.”
Long-time readers may remember the series Venom had in the 1990s that saw him largely turned into an anti-hero, and it seems like this series may be heading down the same path, but I will be very curious to see what Remender does with the character. Add in Tony Moore, the original artist on The Walking Dead, and a guy who can draw some great monsters and you’ve got a series that could be very good. I hope it lives up to my expectations.