I think it’s probably safe to call Venom a classic Spider-Man villain at this point. And since he’s been around for three decades, Marvel is prepped to celebrate with some variant covers.
I can remember when Venom was considered “new”, and that’s a tag that lasted a shockingly long time. Now though, I think it’d be a stretch. He’s been around since 1989 after all, and wow has the big guy had some big moments in that time.
Interestingly enough, that’s the theme of this spread of Marvel variant covers. Celebrating 30 years of Venom, Marvel has crafted this set of variants to showcase the sometime villain’s biggest and best highlights.
There’ll be 20 of these in all, and each one will feature either new talent or a classic Marvel illustrator. You’ll find the likes of “Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more” included.
Here’s the issues that you’ll want to keep an eye out for this May:
- ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON
- AVENGERS #687 by JAMAL CAMPBELL
- BLACK PANTHER #172 by GREG HORN
- CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
- DAREDEVIL #601 by RAMON PEREZ
- DOCTOR STRANGE #388 by CHRIS STEVENS
- INFINITY COUNTDOWN #2 by RON LIM
- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #599 by AKCHO
- MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #5 by DAVE JOHNSON
- MIGHTY THOR #706 by MARK BAGLEY
- NEW MUTANTS #2 by BENGAL
- OLD MAN LOGAN #38 by GREG SMALLWOOD
- PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #303 by ROB LIEFELD
- THANOS #18 by MIKE PERKINS
- VENOM #164 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- WEAPON H #2 by MIKE MAYHEW
- X-MEN: BLUE #25 by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
- X-MEN: GOLD #25 by TODD NAUCK
- X-MEN: RED #3 by INHYUK LEE