Marvel's Newest Event Miniseries Is Pretty Much 'But What If Everyone Was Venom?'

Are you prepared for another Marvel event? The comics publisher sure is hoping you are — and this latest one is bringing a ton of new Venoms into the Marvel universe.

Marvel has announced a new five-part event series spinning out of the Venom ongoing comic called Edge of Venomverse. No creative team has been set for the series yet — but a brief synopsis reveals that the series will see a whole host of new venomized takes on Marvel heroes suddenly emerge on the scene. It almost seems like these are actually going to be separate entities to the heroes they're inspired by — the press release has a bit of a "whose side are they on?" vibe — but either way, expect a lot of black, goopy takes on classic Marvel heroes.

Weirdly enough, Venomverse is actually inspired by a series of variant comic covers due to begin soon which feature "venomized" versions of various Marvel heroes. Even weirder? This is not the first Marvel series to be born out of a variant cover campaign — after a series of Gwen Stacy variant covers gave birth to the concept of Gwen-as-Deadpool, we got the ongoing Gwenpool series. It still feels weird that essentially a one-off idea for a cover can be blown up into a full on series or event, but it's kind of cool.

Coolness aside though, this feels all a bit much at the moment. We still have Monsters Unleashed going on, The Clone Conspiracy just wrapped up and Inhumans vs. X-Men is due to conclude next week. And that's even before we get to something like Secret Empire in winter. Marvel really needs to slow its roll with events, otherwise they stop feeling, well... eventful.

Edge of Venomverse is due to begin in June.



    Hang on ... wasn't venom some alien goop or was found to be a good guy who was turned bad by Spiderman's blood or something and become some space hero ... I haven't read comics in while....

      i believe the term is symbiote. its not the first time there have been multiple symbiotes running around the place though. happened back in the early 90s i think. but it was symbiotes turning already known heroes and villains.

        They were Venom's spawn, which were all killed off by Venom, except the lovely Carnage.

        In my opinion, this is really another bunch of symbiotes, and not Venoms, since (again, just my opinion) the only Venom is the rejected symbiote + Eddy Brock.

        Edit: I'm still quite amped for this

        Last edited 07/03/17 5:03 pm

        For a symbiote to be 'Venom', it has to be either the original one that fused with Spider-Man in secret wars or one of its spawns. That's why they all are spider-themed.

      'Venom' is really just one form of the symbiote/alien; they're actually an entire race/species of their own from another galaxy. Some are benevolent, but the ones we're more familiar with (as in Venom's case) are the evil kind.

    btw, that Ghost Rider venom looks sick.

    As a Venom fan, I'm stoked for this! Plus the return of Eddie Brock as Venom in the latest series. A great time for fans of the Lethal Protector!

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