Venom # 1 Announced with Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman
Donny Cates (Thanos) and Ryan Stegman (Superior Spider-Man) has been announced as the new creative team for the relaunched Venom with Venom # 1.
Written by DONNY CATES • PencilS & COVER by RYAN STEGMAN
A VENOM NIGHTMARE 1000 YEARS IN THE MAKING!
A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock! Join two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, for a VENOM adventure a thousand years in the making!
In this new volume, Venom and Eddie Brock, will be up against a 1000 year old primordial threat. This pretty much gives way for the current volume where he’s playing “Lethal Enforcer” again.
Artist Ryan Stegman talks about this new threat:
It’s something that’s incredibly old, and unbelievably powerful with ties to not only the symbiote’s dark past but the Marvel Universe itself. This is a horror story thousands of years in the making.
Writer Cates also zooms in on the partnership between Brock and his symbiote.
Things are not great for Eddie as our story begins. Something has happened to his other that….well, I don’t want to spoil too much, but for the first time in a very long time, Eddie is scared of his own shadow. Something is changing between them. And it’s…disturbing, to say the least. But I wouldn’t necessarily say that it’s a symbiote-focused story really. The greatest Venom stories, to me at least, are a mixture of the alien outside and the human inside.
The writer also promises to delve what makes Eddie Brock, well, Eddie Brock. He teases that there are reasons why these two are attracted to each other and it’s pretty much because of the darkness in their past.
Venom # 1 will be hitting stores this May together with Avengers # 1 and also the second title announced as part of Marvel’s Fresh Start movement.