Sink your fangs into these 9 vivid Venom 30th anniversary variant covers

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:19 AM EDT (Updated)

Venom's 30th anniversary arrives this spring and the Venomverse is infiltrating every corner of the Marvel Universe with its symbiotic synchronicity.

With a torrent of Venom-related projects, crossovers, special events, and a new Venom feature film leaping into theaters this October from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, the insidious alien creature has never been more in demand.

Created by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane, the evil sentient symbiote first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984 as an intrusive extraterrestrial substance that merged with Peter Parker, but the character nailed its first full appearance in 1988's The Amazing Spider-Man #300 after finding a suitable host in disgraced reporter Eddie Brock.

Anticipating the rabid revelry to come, Marvel has unleashed a sneak peek at nine of the 20 special variant covers set to ring in Venom’s big birthday bash.


Each of these Marvel mainline titles will receive a Venomized makeover and represents a key moment in Venom's three-decade history. It's an international celebration with both superstar and rising-star artists like Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Greg Horn, Rob Liefeld, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee, and more.


Here's the entire roster of titles getting an injection of Venom starting March 7:

All-New Wolverine #33 by Dustin Weaver
Amazing Spider-Man #798 by Terry and Rachel Dodson
Avengers #687 by Jamal Campbell
Black Panther #172 by Greg Horn
Captain America #700 by Kalman Andrasofszky
Daredevil #601 by Ramon Perez
Doctor Strange #388 by Chris Stevens
Infinity Countdown #2 by Ron Lim
Invincible Iron Man #599 by Akcho
Marvel 2-In-One #5 by Dave Johnson
Mighty Thor #706 by Mark Bagley
New Mutants #2 by Bengal
Old Man Logan #38 by Greg Smallwood
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #303 by Rob Liefeld
Thanos #18 by Mike Perkins
Venom #164 by John Tyler Christopher
Weapon H #2 by Mike Mayhew
X-Men: Blue #25 by Francesco Francavilla
X-Men: Gold #25 by Todd Nauck
X-Men: Red #3 by Inhyuk Lee

Check out these nine preview covers in the gallery below and tell us which ones you find yourself bonding with most.


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