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Bunn & Coelho Introduce New Symbiote in “Venom”

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EDITOR: Mania officially debuts in “Venom” #38, according to writer Cullen Bunn.

Marvel Comics’ September solicitations revealed a surprising cover image for “Venom” #40 written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Coelho: a new female symbiote character. According to the solicitation text, the character’s name is Mania, but it’s unknown whether she’s a hero or villain. While her allegiances might currently be a mystery, Mania’s symbiote costume has quite a bit in common with Flash Thompson’s high school student and teenage neighbor, Andi — especially considering that she’s been very close to seeing Flash as Venom a few times since his tenure as gym teacher in West Philadelphia.

Check out the solicitation info and Declan Shalvey’s cover below.

VENOM #40 & 41

CULLEN BUNN (W) • JORGE COELHO (A)

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

Issue #40 –

• Marvel’s newest symbiote-powered character – MANIA – is on the loose!

• But is she a hero or villain?

• And who killed Daimon Hellstrom?

Issue #41 –

• Venom and Mania tackle Lord Ogre… and Crossbones and the DOA!

• Flash and the symbiote have a heart-to-heart.

• And how can Hellstrom be in so many places at once?

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)