We’ve known since December that Venom would be getting an oversized special 150th issue in May, and that it would feature the return of Eddie Brock inside the symbiote suit (we later learned Brock would return earlier, in Venom #6 in April). Now, we know a few more details. First, there’s this art by Tradd Moore:
That comes along with a creative team, which sees current Venom artist Gerardo Sandoval drawing a backup written by Robbie Thompson, while Moore teams with current Venom writer Mike Costa on the main story:
MIKE COSTA, ROBBIE THOMPSON & DAVID MICHELINIE (W)
TRADD MOORE, GERARDO SANDOVAL & RON LIM (A)
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by JAMES STOKOE
VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY
VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
And a description, which includes a story by David Michelinie and Ron Lim that is set “between the pages of Lethal Protector,” according to IGN:
REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!
Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can’t afford to miss!
And a price, which at just six bucks, seems relatively restrained for Marvel (yes, we’ve come to a point where six bucks seems like restraint):
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
But perhaps most interestingly, the series will reportedly continue with that original numbering, with June’s issue numbered Venom #151, and so on. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t get a brand new Venom #1 in a few months when the series gets relaunched again, so enjoy that high number while it lasts!
Now, here’s some variants by Adam Kubert and Gabriele Dell’Otto: