Come September, the House of Ideas will begin rolling out their Marvel Legacy titles, promising that the titles will include something for new and old fans alike.
When Venom continues its legacy numbering with issue #155 by writer Mike Costa and artist Mark Bagley a few months from now, fans of the long-time Spidey-family character will notice a rather large change.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Bagley stated that the creative team and publisher agreed to bring Eddie Brock back to his roots.
"Venom's more exaggerated look, the huge muscles, massive fanged jaws, and that amazing tongue, really evolved over the years from artist to artist," Bagley said. "With the Legacy stories I think Marvel really wanted to rein that in quite a bit. Bring Eddie Brock/Venom back to his roots, so to speak. But the tongue and more monstrous aspects of his look aren't gone for good."
#155 kicks off a story arc titled 'Lethal Protector,' which will see the character take on long-time Spider-Man nemeses like Kraven the Hunter.
The solicitation for Venom #155 can be found below.
MIKE COSTA (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
LETHAL PROTECTOR Part 1
Something sinister is lingering in the darkest depths of New York and no one is safe! But even the monsters have something to fear when the world's deadliest hunter Kraven makes them their prey. Their only hope is Venom, a lethal protector who can make the hunter…the hunted. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!