WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Venom: First Host #1 by Mike Costa, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Dono Sanchez-Almara and VC's Clayton Cowles, on sale Wednesday, August 29.
The Venom creative team of Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and Clayton Cowles have changed everything we thought we knew regarding Eddie Brock's alien symbiote. While Brian Michael Bendis introduced the term "Klyntar" as the name of the symbiote's species, Venom's opening arc has revealed there is much more to the Lethal Protector.
Marvel will keep adding layers to the Venom origin in a series of one-shots and miniseries, with one title introducing the first person to bond with the black symbiote. A preview of Venom: First Host #1 takes readers back several years to an alien world that is being explored by two individuals in space suits. Though their identities are concealed, what is easily recognizable is the small piece of symbiote stolen from the world.
The next time we see the symbiote is during the Kree/Skrull War after a squad of Skrull warriors board a Kree civilian craft. Just as it seems one of the Skrull is going to execute the Kree, he turns his blaster on his comrades, revealing himself to also be of Kree origin.
Even though it isn't confirmed that the Kree's symbiote is Venom, it's more than likely this is the case. An example is the Kree could almost pass as the spitting image of Flash Thompson's Agent Venom. If there is one thing we've learned about the Venom symbiote, it's that it will adapt to whoever the host is. When Eddie Brock is the host, Venom appears as huge, muscular behemoth -- when the host is an army veteran, Venom adapts with military-style uniform.
Readers will have to wait until Wednesday, August 29 to learn what happens with the symbiote and its former Kree host.