The landmark Venom #200, which serves as the conclusion for Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman‘s blockbuster acclaimed run, arrives in stores in two weeks. With a Venom movie sequel set to hit screens this fall, Marvel would have to be foolish not to publish a Venom book in time for the film’s release. Sure enough, today Marvel announced that writers Al Ewing and Ram V are teaming up for a new Venom series with penciller Bryan Hitch, inker Andrew Currie, and colorist Alex Sinclair. No letterer was named in the announcement.
Ewing of course will be concluding his own monumental run on the smash-hit Immortal Hulk comic this September. Ram V meanwhile has also been praised for his high-profile comics work in recent years including Grafity’s Wall and the Swamp Thing comic relaunch and Justice League Dark for DC Comics. After working for the Distinguished Competition for the last few years, it appears Hitch is back drawing the Marvel Universe.
Fans can get a sneak peek of the series in the upcoming FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: AVENGERS/HULK issue available on August 14.
Take a look at the cover and interior art by Bryan Hitch with inks by Andrew Currie and colors by Alex Sinclair below. Look for Venom #1 to arrive in stores in November.
Following a blockbuster turn by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, Marvel’s resident master of horror, Al Ewing, and Ram V will take over the adventures of Venom — bringing the same style and sensibilities that made IMMORTAL HULK a smash hit. Ewing and award-winning author Ram V, a titan of terror in his own right, will work together to lend a dramatic and dangerous air to this twisted new vision of Venom! Rounding out this symbiote hivemind will be legendary artist Bryan Hitch, bringing his rich and detailed style to the Venomverse. The future of Venom lies in the hands of this mastermind team, and you won’t believe what lies ahead!
“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.”
Fans can get their first glimpse at what’s in store in this year’s Free Comic Book Day title, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM, available at participating comics shops on August 14th. Stay tuned for more information and don’t miss the next superstar era of VENOM this November. For more information, visit Marvel.com.