Marvel Comics’ chief symbiote is about to take a horror-infused turn. Al Ewing will take the reigns of Venom alongside Ram V and Bryan Hitch.
You might say that Venom is Marvel’s character of the moment. The symbiotic villain/anti-hero has been front and center for really the past few years, and includes the massive King in Black crossover event from the team of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman.
This fall, the comic book publisher is set to continue that trend, though it’ll be with an all-new creative team. And yes, that will mean the arrival of none other than writer Al Ewing, of Immortal Hulk fame. He of course has a penchant for the horrific, and if any character called for plenty of that, it’s Venom.
Ewing will be joined by writer Ram V, and Bryan Hitch.
“When my editors at Marvel reached out about taking on Venom alongside Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch, I was not prepared for the kind of creative thrill it has been ever since,” Ram V said. “This story is going to expand and push the symbiote narrative and lore in even more unexpected and fantastic directions. It is also an utter thrill having the sort of call and response mechanic I’ve had with a writer like Al and an artist of Bryan’s caliber. Fans and new readers, strap in— you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”Ram V
Ram is spot on about both Ewing and Hitch. While audiences might have the former fresh in their minds, Hitch is a spectacular artist. As great as Stegman was, I’m pretty sure Hitch is going to do some awesome things with the character.
The new series will dawn this November, but you won’t have to wait that long to get a taste. Venom will be a part of Free Comic Book Day 2021, which is August 14th. So on that fateful day, make sure to watch for Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom for a sneak peek of what’s to come.