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It’s Venom vs. Doom as David Michelinie returns with Venom: Lethal Protector II

This year, Venom co-creator David Michelinie made his epic return to the world of symbiotes in Venom: Lethal Protector, and the hit series took readers back to Venom’s early days as a wicked web-slinger. Now, prepare for round two as Michelinie is back with another all-new five-issue Venom saga in Venom: Lethal Protector II!

Known for his legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man where he introduced and defined Venom alongside Todd MacFarlane, Michelinie knows better than anyone how dangerous Venom can be. Join him for another captivating adventure set in the sinister symbiote’s past when brains — and Spider-Man — were still on the menu! This time, Michelinie will unite with rising star Farid Karami to weave an epic, blockbuster story pitting Venom against one of comic books’ most iconic villains—DOCTOR DOOM!

Swinging from the streets of NYC to the kingdom of Latveria, Eddie Brock is challenged like never before! What (or WHO) will Venom need to overcome the fiercest foe in the Marvel U? One thing’s for certain, this monster’s bringing the mayhem! 

BROCK VS. DOOM. ‘NUFF SAID! Be there for this incredible showdown when Venom: Lethal Protector II arrives in March featuring a cover by Paulo Siqueira!

Venom: Lethal Protector II

Preview: Venom: Lethal Protector #5 (of 5)

Venom: Lethal Protector #5 (of 5)

(W) David Michelinie (A) Ivan Fiorelli (CA) Paolo Siqueira
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 10, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Eddie Brock has been pushed to his limit. The love of his life has found happiness with another, and he’s fought super villain after super villain across New York City as every super-powered criminal in town attempts to take the sinister symbiote’s head. Now VENOM faces down a gauntlet of foes – including TASKMASTER – intent on putting down the wicked web-slinger for good. But Venom has ONE chance to win, but it will take everything he and the symbiote have just to survive!

Venom: Lethal Protector #5 (of 5)

Preview: Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (of 5)

Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (of 5)

(W) David Michelinie (A) Ivan Fiorelli (CA) Paolo Siqueira
RATED T
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

• Eddie Brock has been through absolute hell. The love of his life has found another man, a dangerous cadre of criminals are after a bounty on Venom’s head, and worst of all, his only ally, the VENOM SYMBIOTE, is in critical condition, its anatomy pushed to the absolute limit.
• And somehow, things are about to get much, MUCH worse!

Venom: Lethal Protector #4 (of 5)

Preview: Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

(W) David Michelinie (A) Ivan Fiorelli (CA) Paolo Siqueira
RATED T+
In Shops: Mar 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

AN EPIC RETURN!

Before Carnage and space gods, clones and toxins, and the revelation that he was a father, Eddie Brock was a down-on-his-luck reporter who had tried to take his own life and been saved by an extraterrestrial alien. This all-new story set in the character’s earliest days welcomes Venom co-creator DAVID MICHELINIE back into the symbiote hive with open arms, as he and rising star IVAN FIORELLI unite to tell a new, horrifying tale that not only revisits the wicked web-slinger’s past, but hints at what’s to come in his future!

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

Preview: Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

(W) David Michelinie (A) Ivan Fiorelli (CA) Paolo Siqueira
RATED T+
In Shops: Mar 23, 2022
SRP: $4.99

AN EPIC RETURN!

Before Carnage and space gods, clones and toxins, and the revelation that he was a father, Eddie Brock was a down-on-his-luck reporter who had tried to take his own life and been saved by an extraterrestrial alien. This all-new story set in the character’s earliest days welcomes Venom co-creator DAVID MICHELINIE back into the symbiote hive with open arms, as he and rising star IVAN FIORELLI unite to tell a new, horrifying tale that not only revisits the wicked web-slinger’s past, but hints at what’s to come in his future!

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (of 5)

Review: Carnage #1

Carnage #1

Carnage is a character I honestly never really enjoyed or got. He’s just an unrepentant murderer who feels like the precursor to gore porn. It was never really anything interesting about the character to me, just how much destruction and death he could cause. He is escalation in human form, someone both Spider-Man and Venom could fear. Over the years, Carnage, and the concept of the symbiotes as a whole, have evolved to include gods and cults giving us something a little different and new. Carnage #1 feels like it continues the evolution of the character, an attempt to give us something more than just a high body count.

Written by Ram V., Carnage #1 gives us events from a few perspectives. There’s a killer on the loose and the detective attempting to stop him. It plays out in expected ways but it’s all a setup for what’s to come next issue. It seems Carnage is on a mission and that involves Hydro Man and access to other worlds. Not only does this up Hydro Man in some ways, it also gets the character away from who and how is he going to kill next. That is saved for the actual killer whose entire “art” is to gain the attention of Carnage.

The issue feels like it’s trying to do more with the character than we’ve seen in a while. Separated from Cletus Kasady, Carnage is literally on a search to define itself and the comic is taking us along for that ride. It’s not a bad start with shades of Se7en and other serial killer films like it. You can tell there’s a wink and nod towards Fincher without that being all there is.

The art by Francesco Manna is good. With color by Dijjo Lima and lettering by Joe Sabino, the comic delivers the gross death without being too gory and shocking. It’s there to some extent and dips its toes over the line but it never feels like it dwells in it. The camera doesn’t linger in other words. Still, there’s enough gore and horror to make fans of that, or those that expect it, happy.

The issue feels two backup stories as well. “A Lesson in Blood and Bone” by writer David Michelinie, artist Ron Lim, inker Robert Poggi, and colorist Israel Silva adds some depth to Cletus as a young boy asks him to take revenge against some bullies. It’s an interesting story and if it was published years ago, it could have shifted perspectives on the character but all this time later, it feels a bit out of character in some ways.

Ty Templeton also contributes two comics that take their inspiration from the Sunday funnies and they work in a goofy fun sort of way. It’s an unexpected bonus.

Carnage #1 is an intriguing debut. There’s a lot of potential here. It’s clearly setting up Carnage for a future much like Venom has received for a few years now. There’s an effort it would seem to move the character beyond his one note and become something a bit more interesting and possibly even scarier.

Story: Ram V., David Michelinie, Ty Templeton Art: Francesco Manna, Ron Lim, Ty Templeton
Color: Dijjo Lima, Robert Poggi Letterer: Joe Sabino, Israel Silva
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Return to Venom’s Early Days with David Michelinie and Ivan Fiorelli

This March, Venom co-creator David Michelinie will make his epic return to the world of symbiotes in Venom: Lethal Protector! Known for his legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man where he introduced Venom alongside Todd MacFarlane, Michelinie is ready to take readers on a ride back to the beginning of Venom’s incredible legacy with an all-new adventure! Featuring artwork by rising star Ivan Fiorelli, this five-issue limited series will be a captivating visit to Venom’s sinister early days, all by the influential writer that defined him and made him the iconic character he is today!

Before Carnage and space gods, clones and toxins, and the revelation that he was a father, Eddie Brock was a down-on-his-luck reporter who had tried to take his own life and been saved by an extraterrestrial alien. It’s an all-new, horrifying tale that not only revisits the wicked web-slinger’s past, but hints at what’s to come in his future!

Welcome back David Michelinie to the symbiote hive when Venom: Lethal Protector #1 hits stands on March 23. Check out this cover by Paulo Siqueira below!

Venom: Lethal Protector #1

Marvel, AAM-Markosia, Yen Press, and Harlequin all deliver New Releases on comiXology

There’s 13 new releaes on comiXology right now from Marvel, AAM-Markosia, Yen Press, and Harlequin. You can get shopping now or check out the individual releases below.

Marvel Weddings

Written by John Byrne, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Stan Lee, David Michelinie, Fabian Nicieza, Jim Shooter, Roy Thomas
Art by Rich Buckler, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Andy Kubert, Paul Ryan, Joe Staton
Cover by John Romita Sr.
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Collects Fantastic Four (1961) #150 And Annual #3, Incredible Hulk (1964) #319, Avengers (1963) #59-60, 127, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, X-Men (1991) #30. Reed and Sue, heart and soul of Marvel’s First Family of Super Heroes. Peter and Mary Jane, the spider and the supermodel. Scott and Jean, childhood sweethearts sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them. Bruce and Betty, the beauty and the beast. Break out the tissues, True Believer: The House of Ideas cordially invites you to celebrate the history-making nuptials of its greatest couples in this keepsake edition! From the Fantastic Four to Spider-Man to the X-Men, with a few surprises in between, this commemorative volume proves the power of love can overcome all odds

Marvel Weddings

New Invaders: To End All Wars

Written by Allan Jacobsen
Art by Jorge Lucas, C.P. Smith
Cover by Scott Kolins
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Collects New Invaders (2004) #1-9. Soldiers, super heroes, sentinels of liberty since the Second World War – they’re the Invaders, and they’re back! In 1941, the greatest heroes of the day united to battle the Axis powers. Today, the Invaders have reunited to combat the Axis Mundi, a global terrorist network born from the ashes of the Third Reich. Beyond borders, beneath the seas and behind enemy lines, they hunt the hidden terrors that threaten civilization!

New Invaders: To End All Wars

Rogue: Forget-Me-Not

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Derec Donovan, Karl Moline
Cover by Scot Eaton
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Collects Rogue (2004) #7-12. A bold new direction for the Southern Belle! Rogue may be a hero now, but once upon a time she wasn’t so sweet…and that criminal past may just come back to haunt her! A traumatic encounter will leave her drastically changed…permanently!

Rogue: Forget-Me-Not

Sabretooth: Open Season

Written by Daniel Way
Art by Mark Pennington, Bart Sears
Cover by Paolo Rivera
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Collects Sabretooth (2004) #1-4. The most brutal villain in the Marvel Universe returns! But has he gone too far this time? Did Sabretooth destroy an entire island of innocent humans? And what will happen when the U.S. Military tries to bring him down? Will they succeed – or pay the ultimate price?

Sabretooth: Open Season

So I’m a Spider, So What? #52.2

Written by Okina Baba
Art by Asahiro Kakashi
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Read the next chapter of So I’m a Spider, So What? on all digital platforms!

So I'm a Spider, So What? #52.2

The Last Magician #3

Written by Sean Meighen
Art by Thien Uncage
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Still grappling with his newfound destiny as the legendary Last Magician, Christian soon faces his first challenge when he is abducted by the demonic Shadow People. Will Christian be able to defeat the dark entities and escape with his life, or will his first adventure as Rookwood’s sworn protector also be his last?

The Last Magician #3

The Last Mundane #2

Written by Jorge Perez Bucheli
Art by Jorge Perez Bucheli
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Alliances are put to the test during Adam and his friends’ long journey to Nuke City, only to discover that there is no single safe place on their way to their final destination. Meanwhile, a lurid menace begins to take shape, led by dark forces and threatening to establish a new world order!

The Last Mundane #2

Monument #4

Written by Richard Perry
Art by RH Stewart
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As Nicole and DCI Venn seek out to solve the string of murders in East London, they both find different clues that lead them to who is responsible. Nicole seeks advise from her mentors whilst Venn visits an old enemy that he believes holds the key to all the answers.

Monument #4

Possession #5

Written by Michael Norwitz, Mary Ann Vaupel
Art by Enrico Carnevale
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“All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.” This issue turns away from the usual Possession cast for a tale of times past, in which the 1940’s heroes Shaman & Flame share a turbulent romance and confront the two-faced Head of Janus in a tragedy on the border of reality!

Possession #5

A Scandalous Proposal #2

Written by Julia Justiss
Art by Misao Hoshiai
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Emily finally realizes her love for Evan, which has liberated her. But he has to marry the sister of his best friend. A big hurdle is now standing between the two, and because she loves him, Emily decides to leave Evan…and return to the high society that she abandoned years ago?

A Scandalous Proposal #2

Another Time

Written by Susan Napier
Art by Jun Togashi
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Helen is being fitted for her wedding dress when her fiancé’s brother, Alexander Knight, suddenly appears. He stares at Helen with his ardent black eyes and asks her, “Have you forgotten that night in Hong Kong five years ago?” What is he talking about? She’s never met him before! But there are blank spots in Helen’s memory due to a past illness… Is there a secret between the two of them hidden in her lost memories?

Another Time

Claiming My Bride Of Convenience

Written by Kate Hewitt
Art by Imeri Tsubakino
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Daisy, a poor waitress, decided to marry multimillionaire Matteo after they met by chance. Matteo needed a wife in order to take over his grandfather’s company and he assured her the marriage would be for two years only. However, three years have gone by now and Daisy is still married! Exasperated, she asks Matteo for a divorce. But she’s shocked when he proposes that they make their relationship real. He’s never so much as looked at her in the past three years, and now he wants a real marriage?

Claiming My Bride Of Convenience

Conveniently Engaged To The Boss

Written by Ellie Darkins
Art by Tomoko Takakura
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Eva is the secretary for the president of a high-end department store. One day, the son of the president asks her to pretend to be his fiancée to comfort his father, who’s suffering from cancer. She agrees to do it, since she’s fond of his father. In order to keep up appearances, they stay at a hotel together and even choose an engagement ring. Immersed in their new pretend life, the lines start to blur between what’s fake and what’s real…

Conveniently Engaged To The Boss

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ComiXology Delivers 5 New Releases including Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, and The Rapture

There are five new releases from comiXology available now. You can get four new releases from Marvel and one from Kingstone Comics. Get shopping now or check them out below!

Spider-Man: Death Of Captain Stacy

Written by Stan Lee
Art by Gil Kane, John Romita Sr.
Cover by Todd McFarlane
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #88-92.

Before Peter Parker lost the first great love of his life Gwen Stacy, her father – a respected former NYPD police officer and trusted friend to Peter AND Spider-Man – fell to one of Spidey’s greatest foes – Doctor Octopus. Relive or read for the first time one of the definitive events in the tragic life of Spider-Man!

Spider-Man: Death Of Captain Stacy

Spider-Man: Death Of Gwen Stacy

Written by Gerry Conway, Stan Lee
Art by Gil Kane, John Romita Sr.
Cover by Chris Dickey, J.G. Jones
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Collect Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #96-98, 121-122.

The Green Goblin changes the wall-crawler’s life forever when Gwen Stacy, the first love of Peter Parker, meets her untimely end. How will Peter cope with this heartbreaking loss?

Spider-Man: Death Of Gwen Stacy

Spider-Man: Son Of The Goblin

Written by Gerry Conway, J.M. DeMatteis, David Michelinie
Art by Ross Andru, Sal Buscema, Todd McFarlane
Cover by Sal Buscema
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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #136-137, 312 and Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #189, 200.

In his father’s eyes, Harry Osborn was never good enough. Harry’s pal, Peter Parker, was truly the type of son Norman Osborn wanted – studious, inventive, strong-willed and industrious. In contrast, Harry had always wilted under life’s pressures and the strain of his father’s domineering influence, unable to live up to Norman’s expectations. Unfortunately, Harry remained unaware of his father’s dark side as the Green Goblin until it was too late. Witnessing Norman’s apparent death in battle with Spider-Man, Harry was driven to the brink of insanity. Assuming his late father’s identity, he began a descent into madness that would haunt him his entire life; only in death could he finally find peace. Witness the startling tale of Harry’s tragic demise in this thrilling collection of classic Spider-Man stories!

Spider-Man: Son Of The Goblin

Silver Surfer Vol. 1: Communion

Written by Dan Chariton, Stacy Weiss
Art by Milx, Lan Medina
Cover by Joe Jusko
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Collects Silver Surfer (2003) #1-6.

Small children from around the globe are vanishing without a trace, and reports of the appearance of a gleaming alien figure at the time of their abductions are growing in number. For single mother Denise Walters, caring for her young autistic daughter has been the primary focus of her life – she never imagined becoming embroiled in alien abduction and mankind’s possible Armageddon. But that’s exactly what happens when the Silver Surfer appears in Denise’s home and whisks her daughter away. As Denise delves further into her daughter’s abduction, she begins unraveling the mystery of the Surfer’s motives. Is his strange and alien mind plotting mankind’s salvation, or its ultimate destruction?

Silver Surfer Vol. 1: Communion

The Rapture

Written by Art Ayris
Art by Sergio Cariello
Pencils Sergio Cariello
Inks Sergio Cariello
Colored by Alex Guimares
Cover by Sergio Cariello
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The return of Christ, the rapture, how does all of this fit in? This comic book looks at what the Bible says about the taking away of the church and the true followers of Christ. This comics reviews and looks at the three most prominent viewpoints and the scriptural basis for each.

The Rapture

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