In a special first look at Extreme Venomverse, Venom is going to new places, namely the Wild West as well as prehistoric times. Extreme Venomverse, part of Marvel’s upcoming Summer of Symbiotes initiative, will feature a wide variety of Venom variants from across the multiverse – including a new symbiote in the American Wild West. Readers will also meet a symbiote from the dawn of humanity and travel to the far-reaches of space with Venom the Space Knight!
Marvel recently gave fans a first look at June’s Extreme Venomverse #3. The press release confirms four brand-new stories, starring an exciting array of Venoms stretching across time and space. The first story, by Taran Killam and Rod Reis, will introduce readers to Madame Venom, an Old West outlaw who strikes fear into the hearts of outlaws everywhere. Next, Jed MacKay and Danny Earls take readers all the way back to the Stone Age, unveiling a Venom the press release calls “prehistoric and primal.” After that, the Venom the Space Knight makes their grand return – and Marvel hints they may not make it out alive. Finally, the book concludes with Ty Templeton’s Daily Bugle comics, providing a fun look at the symbiotes. Leinil Francis Yu’s cover, shared below, features both Madame Venom and the Venom Space Knight.
Extreme Venomverse Expands the World of the Symbiotes
Extreme Venomverse takes its cues from the recent Spider-Verse books, which showcase Spider-Man variants throughout the multiverse. Readers met back up with the likes of the Spectacular Spider-Ham, Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Gwen. These books generated a great deal of excitement among fans, and now Marvel is giving Venom the same treatment in Extreme Venomverse. The book will be part of a larger publishing initiative, titled Summer of Symbiotes, which kicks off in June with Death of Venomverse. The initiative will also redefine the symbiotes and their place in the Marvel Universe, and now two new unique Venom variants are set to make their stunning debuts.
The two new symbiotes debuting in Extreme Venomverse #3 offer up intriguing story possibilities. Madame Venom is based in the Wild West, and Marvel has a number of other characters based in this era, for example the Rawhide Kid and the Two-Gun Kid. Ghost Rider was active in this time as well, and a conflict between these two would be one for the ages. Over the past several years, Marvel has revealed the existence of the Stone Age Avengers, a group of heroes, many of whom have present-day equivalents, working in Earth’s prehistoric era. The primal Venom debuting in this issue, much like Madame Venom, could be the perfect foil or friend for this team.
The new Venom variants debuting in Extreme Venomverse also show how far the character has come since his debut 35 years ago. Beginning life as a new costume for Spider-Man, Venom has morphed over time into an anti-hero and is now a space god. Meanwhile, Venom has inspired numerous variants throughout the multiverse, and two of them – one in the Wild West and another in the Stone Age – will soon make their debut.
Extreme Venomverse #3 is on sale June 14 from Marvel Comics!