Scarlet Spider Cancelled as Superior Venom is Coming

by Russ Burlingame

SCARSPIDER_25_cover-finalMarvel Comics released their solicitations for December comics today, and among the announcements was the revelation that Flash Thompson will lose the Venom symbiote in favor of a new, "Superior Venom," whose civilian identity is as-yet-unknown. That's happening in Superior Spider-Man since Venom is already gone, but...

...Scarlet Spider will also get the cancellation ax, which might clear some space on the Spider-editor's table for Spider-Man 2099 and/or Miles Morales to get their own ongoing. In either case, it sounds as though Kaine will go back to his villainous ways now that the whole Scarlet Spider thing didn't pan out for him. Here's the solicitation:

SCARLET SPIDER #25 CHRIS YOST (W) DAVID BALDEON (A) Cover by Ryan Stegman LAST DEVASTATING ISSUE! • It’s over. Kaine did his best to be a hero. He failed. • What about Houston?! Who lives? Who dies? Is there a place for the Scarlet Spider in this world? The answers will surprise you. • Two years and 25 issues have led to THIS! Guest starring: MEXICO! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.