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Venom 2099 Finds the Future's Lethal Protector Asking for Help

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.

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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."

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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.

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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

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