VENOM MADNESS Hits Marvel This March!

VENOM MADNESS Hits Marvel This March!
Featuring a Shocking Return & New Variant Covers

New York, NY—December 16th, 2016 — The month of March. Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. And Venom is taking over! That’s right True Believer, the sinister symbiote made his big return in the pages of Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval’s hit Venom series. But that was just the beginning! Marvel’s celebrating all things Venom in the month of March with a big issue and an even bigger variant program. It all kicks off with the can’t-miss VENOM #5, as the new host comes face-to-face with the symbiote’s greatest nemesis – the Amazing Spider-Man! Plus, a shocking return that will have fans everywhere talking!

“Mike and Gerardo have a lot up their sleeves and they’re just getting started,” says Associate Editor Devin Lewis. “Each issue ramps up the stakes, and March’s VENOM #5 is the biggest one yet. With a knock-down, drag-out fight with the one-and-only Spider-Man and a cliffhanger that’s definitely going to turn lots of heads.”

Then, witness the Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, the X-Men and more as they bond with the symbiote for a series of VENOMIZED VARIANTS coming to your favorite Marvel titles!

“One of the coolest things about Venom is getting to see the symbiote bond with other Marvel characters. Well, we’re taking that idea and dialing it up to eleven this March,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Some of our top heroes are about to get a symbiote makeover, courtesy of the best artists in the business. Each of these mega-talented artists let their imaginations run wild, producing some truly fun (and frightening!) variant covers.”

Look for these VENOMIZED VARIANTS coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of March:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #18 by Francesco Mattina
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 by Dave Johnson
3. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 by Humberto Ramos
4. AVENGERS #5 by David Marquez
5. BLACK PANTHER #12 by Elizabeth Torque
6. CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #13 by Tom Raney
7. CHAMPIONS #6 by Mike Deodato
8. DEADPOOL #28 by David Lopez
9. DOCTOR STRANGE #18 by Tess Fowler
10. GAMORA #4 by Stephanie Hans
11. GHOST RIDER #5 by Dustin Weaver
12. HULK #4 by Emmanuela Lupacchino
13. INHUMANS PRIME #1 by Ryan Stegman
14. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 by Rick Leonardi
15. KINGPIN #2 by Clayton Crain
16. MAN-THING #1 by Stephanie Hans
17. THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 by Clayton Crain
18. OCCUPY AVENGERS #5 by Paolo Siquera
19. OLD MAN LOGAN #19 by Gustavo Duarte
20. SPIDER-GWEN #18 by Sophie Campbell
21. SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #15 by Dave Williams
22. THANOS #5 by Rob Guillory
23. THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17 by Mike Choi
24. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #18 by Kate Leth
25. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #13 by Yasmine Putri
26. X-MEN PRIME #1 by Kris Anka

Venom is back and he’s badder than ever. Be there this March when VENOM #5 and the VENOMIZED VARIANTS take your local comic shop by storm!

Press: For more VENOMIZED VARIANTS, follow the link below to download over 20 of them:

Secure File Downloads:
Available until: 26 December 2016

Click link to download:

March Venomized Variants.zip

Retailers: Check your future Marvel Mailers for ordering information and lowered ordering thresholds on this upcoming series of variant covers. Retailers are encouraged to check their orders as demand for these covers can only increase in the coming weeks.

VENOM #5
Written by MIKE COSTA
Art & Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL
On-Sale March 2017!
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