Billed as "the biggest Venom story of all time," the five-issue miniseries by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Iban Coello returns Eddie Brock to the forefront as Venom is transported to a distant planet, where he comes face to face with the Poisons, a deadly species that's hunting -- you guessed it! -- Venoms.
The earlier first look at the event showcased a Murderers' Row of Venomized characters, including Rocket Raccoon, Gwenpool, Old Man Logan and Black Panther, something the solicitation for Venomverse #1 underscores with a setup that sounds akin to The Dirty Dozen, with symbiotes: "Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of Venomized heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home!"
Although that may not be considered a spoiler, the solicitations for subsequent issues undoubtedly are. And then there are two covers that feature Poison-ized versions of Spider-Man and Deadpool.
Venomverse debuts in September, hot in the heels of August's Edge of Venomverse anthology miniseries. Check out the solicitation text for the four of the covers, below:
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VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A)Cover by NICK BRADSHAWVARIANT COVER BY GUSTAVO DUARTEPOISON VARIANT COVER BY ELIZABETH TORQUECONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAINREMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANEBLACK & WHITE REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANEVIRGIN ART VARIANT COVER BY NICK BRADSHAWBLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLETHE VENOM EPIC OF THE FALL STARTS HERE!During a routine battle with the villainous Jack O’Lantern, Venom finds himself transported to a far-off world and learns a terrible truth – a deadly new species called the Poisons has emerged from the vastness of space, and to make matters worse, they’re hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of Venomized heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home!40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
VENOMVERSE #2 (OF 5)CULLEN BUNN (w) • IBAN COELLO (a)Cover by NICK BRADSHAWPOISON VARIANT COVER BY ELIZABETH TORQUEVARIANT COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLACONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN• The Poisons’ relentless campaign against the Venoms continues, and Spider-Man is among the first to fall!• VENOM VS. POISON SPIDER-MAN: NO HOLDS BARRED!• Meanwhile, Deadpool’s cooked up an idea of how to stop the Poisons, but it ain’t exactly sane!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)CULLEN BUNN (w) • IBAN COELLO (a)Cover by NICK BRADSHAWVARIANT COVER BY GERARDO SANDOVALPOISON VARIANT COVERBY ELIZABETH TORQUECONNECTING VARIANT COVERBY CLAYTON CRAIN• One by one, the Poisons have consumed the Venomized platoon of Marvel Heroes.• With no other choice, Venom thinks up a longshot plan to stop their endless assault…and it’ll either be a miracle or an absolute bloodbath!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
VENOMVERSE #4 (OF 5)CULLEN BUNN (w) • IBAN COELLO (a)Cover by NICK BRADSHAWVARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEYPOISON VARIANT COVERBY ELIZABETH TORQUECONNECTING VARIANT COVERBY CLAYTON CRAIN• [CLASSIFIED] may be on their side, but the Venoms’ battle against the Poisons is far from over.• Luckily, the Venoms have a plan.• Unluckily, it’s a suicide mission into the heart of Poison territory!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99