Marvel Comics has released the official solicitation information for Jody Houser and Francesco Mobili's Venom 2099 one-shot, which is slated to hit comic shops in December. The solicit teases a rather precarious position for the iconic symbiote.
The issue's summary reads like an advert for the Alchemax corporation. The proverbial sales pitch is advertising a new cure-all medication called "Venom." As the pitch goes on, a mysterious voice -- presumably that of the symbiote itself -- cries out in anguish.
The solicit reads, "Our industry-leading pharmaceutical department (HELP) is providing consumers with (FREE ME) the bleeding-edge technology you’ve come to know from our (SAVE ME) products with VENOM, our all-cure drug. Trials begin (DON’T LET THEM DESTROY ME) this December!" Furthermore, the cover of the issue sees the symbiote trapped in an Alchemax-branded canister. And when Houser was asked to describe the issue in one word, she simply said, "Help."
Since Marvel's original 2099 imprint, the Venom of the future has been Kron Stone, son of Alchemax CEO Tyler stone and half-brother of Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099. At this time, it is unclear if Kron will be making a comeback. Notably, the incarnation of Venom featured on the cover is significantly different from Kron's red-eyed version. The solicit also poses the question, "What is Venom 2099," which further suggests this may be a more subversive take on the character.
2099 fans will simply have to wait and see that the relaunch has in store for the Lethal Protector when Venom 2099 #1 arrives this December. The comic is written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Francesco Mobili. The full solicit and cover can be found below.
VENOM 2099 #1
- JODY HOUSER (W) • FRANCESCO MOBILI (A)
- Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
- VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
- VARIANT COVER BY OTTO SCHMIDT
- WHAT IS VENOM 2099?
- Welcome to the future, where the cure for what ails you is at your fingertips with ALCHEMAX! Our industry-leading pharmaceutical department (HELP) is providing consumers with (FREE ME) the bleeding-edge technology you’ve come to know from our (SAVE ME) products with VENOM, our all-cure drug. Trials begin (DON’T LET THEM DESTROY ME) this December!
- 40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99