In a surprising sequel, Marvel Comics has made it official that there will be a sequel series to the 90s classic Venom: Lethal Protector with Venom: Lethal Protector II! This new run will see Venom’s original co-creator David Michelinie who is teaming up with rising comic book artist Farid Karami.
The series will take readers back to Venom’s earliest days but will be swinging from the city streets of New York, and somehow, landing into the kingdom of Latveria. As to why and who is bringing this challenge will remain a mystery, though there’s one thing for certain: it’s going to be an epic story that sees the alien symbiote take on Doctor Doom.
“One of the happiest parts of my career was when I was originating and developing Venom,” Michelinie said in a Marvel press release. “So returning to that era is like having my own time machine. And to put Venom up against Doctor Doom, my favorite villain…sweet icing on the cake!”
Michelinie is known for his legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man. Where he, alongside comics legend Todd MacFarlane, introduced and skillfully fleshed out the character’s original very popular story. This included the black symbiote’s utter hatred for Spider-Man and a ravenous hunger and penchant for… human brains.
The original 1993 six-issue series written by Michelinie featured colors and sketches by Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, and Sam de la Rosa. In that run, Eddie Brock decides to finally call peace with his rival, Peter Parker, before officially relocating to San Francisco, where he’s confronted by the Life Foundation. He also finds a new group of weaponized symbiotes spawned from himself including Agony, Lasher, Riot, Phage, and the popular symbiote: Scream.
VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR II #1 (OF 5)
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Art by FARID KARAMI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On Sale 3/29