Until recently, it was common knowledge that the Venom symbiote was the first of its kind to make Earth its home. After all, it wads brought back to our planet by Spider-Man following an adventure he had on a world far, far from ours, so it had to be the first to make its way here - right?
In the first issue of Marvel's new Venom series, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman revealed that not only were there other symbiotes on Earth prior to the one that once bonded with Peter Parker, they've actually been here for quite a long time, Centuries, in fact. And while much of their history is being explored in Venom'a main title, along with the incoming Web of Venom miniseries, the story of a super-soldier program involving the symbiotes and the Vietnam War will be revealed in a special August-debuting one-shot.
Now, CBR has the exclusive first look under the cover of Cates and Juanan Ramirez's upcoming one-shot, Web of Venom: Ve’Nam.
"[Web of Venom:] Ve’Nam is really fun," Cates promised CBR in a recent interview. "There are some surprise guest stars in it. I can’t say who they are, but I can reveal that neither are characters that I’ve ever written. They are also period appropriate, popular characters that people are going to be excited to see."
Check out CBR's exclusive preview of the one-shot, along with its full solicitation text, below.
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!