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First Look: VENOM #23

Venom gets a new creative teams as well as a new direction.

Now that writer Rick Remender has left VENOM, many Venom fans are wondering what direction the character will take and where the book is going to go. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Thony Silas take over the series where Venom continues to act as a member of the Secret Avengers. Prepare to see Flash Thompson and Damion Hellstrom go head-to-head. Check out the preview for this issue below which hits stores on 8/22/2012.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Venom #23, brought to you by all-new creative team of writer Cullen Bunn and artist Thony Silas! Now that Venom is a card carrying Secret Avenger, Earth’s Mightiest task Venom with bringing in the demonic menace Damion Hellstrom! Except in order to do that, Flash Thompson finds himself face to fist with the Monsters of Evil! But what could they want with Venom? An all-new era of symbiote-super heroics begins in Venom #23, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this August.

VENOM #23 (JUN120631)

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Penciled by THONY SILAS

Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER

FOC – 7/30/2012, On Sale – 8/22/2012

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Posted by broo1232

Looks good but from what I've heard Bunn isn't a great writer.

Posted by Deranged Midget

The art seems to have remained the same for the most part.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Looks Cool :D

Posted by Imagine_Man15

I barely even notice a change in the art, to be completely honest.

Posted by BritishMonkey

When did Rick leave Venom?

Still, I'm sure Bunn can carry on Venom well enough. I'll see carry on getting the series.

Posted by Jolt92

Looks pretty good!

Posted by JMLG

damn, hope these series stays balanced between urban and worldwide threats

Posted by jwalser3

@JMLG said:

damn, hope these series stays balanced between urban and worldwide threats

Posted by venomoushatred1001

Looks awesome :)

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@jwalser3 said:

@JMLG said:

damn, hope these series stays balanced between urban and worldwide threats

Posted by TDK_1997

Culen Bunn is a bad writer.I don't want him on Venom.

Posted by xAnimosity

@TDK_1997 said:

Culen Bunn is a bad writer.I don't want him on Venom.

couldnt agree more. I could totally see the change in the book once he started co-writing it. He style is so plain and boring. So once Rick's last issue comes out next week, I will not be picking this title up anymore. I dont like the fact that he seems to be co-writing or taking over so many of the big named titles right now. Its like Marvel is trying to make you like his writing.

Posted by CounterShock

The spread featuring all of the major events so far of Flashes life as Venom is really cool, would make a good wallpaper.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

@xAnimosity: Definitely agree with you there. Bunn is just avg in all his marvel books and he's taking on alot of titles. Will miss ya Rick, but you moved on to bigger projects.

Posted by Webjaker

The ONLY storyline in the new Venom that I didnt like was the .1 storyline with Hell and Las vegas, it was just stupid, dragged ina bunch of losers (other than X23) and now it looks like thats the new directions ...SIGH

I guess im the only one that finds supernatural storylines dumb.

Posted by jamzdageek

Considering Bunn co-wrote some Venom I doubt the book is going to go on a downward spiral. My guess is that it won't be Remender quality but it's going to remain an awesome series. Something that I enjoyed from Remender was Crime-Master and Jack O'Lantern but now it's time for a fresh new enemy for Agent Venom and hopefully Bunn can deliver. I can't wait!

Posted by Cavemold

Bunn co wrote venom I have faith it will be good. The last panel is pretty awesome. I like the webbed images as well

Posted by Meteorite

Looks so-so at this point. I'd like to given Bunn the benefit of the doubt but...

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but since when was Hellstrom a menace? I was under the impression that he was something of an anti-hero, but nevertheless a good guy.

Posted by X35

@Meteorite said:

Looks so-so at this point. I'd like to given Bunn the benefit of the doubt but...

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but since when was Hellstrom a menace? I was under the impression that he was something of an anti-hero, but nevertheless a good guy.

Bunn made him a full-on bad guy in the Fearless. Had him join forces with Sin and Crossbones. It's clear he subscribes to the same school of forcing their twisted takes on characters down our throats at every chance as most of Marvel's hacks do. ¬_¬

Posted by InnerVenom123

@TDK_1997 said:

Culen Bunn is a bad writer.I don't want him on Venom.

Really? Because he co-wrote Savage Six and it was pretty damn awesome.

Posted by X35

@xAnimosity said:

Its like Marvel is trying to make you like his writing.

I know, right?

It makes no sense. He's being giving big name books when everything he writes is beyond bland and just dies under his direction.

And they're pretty big books he's got his mittens on. Why the hell is some nobody who's came out of nowhere being given big name books from big name creators. Wolverine, Captain America, Venom and possibly Deadpool. What does he have to prove he can sustain interest in these books? Captain America and Hawkeye? The Black Fury mini? Spider-Man: Season One?

Posted by WWAJfan
@broo1232
I think we need to give Bunn a chance after all he has helped co write Savage Six, which has completely kick major ass, and Sixth Gun is awesome
Edited by WWAJfan

Dont know why some people Hate Bunn,he co wrote the Savage Six arc, and it was Epic, n he wrote the Sixth Gun which is pretty awesome. Just give the guy a chance, he has plenty of awesome ideas for Venom.

Posted by UrbanChill

has this venom flash thompson met peter parker spider man yet if so can anyone name the issues for me ?

Posted by Mokey

Eh. Probably going to drop Venom after #22. It's been an awesome ride.

Posted by zackattack529

I think im going to drop this and jump on Secret Avengers.

does anyone know if that title is good with Remender on it??

Posted by Yung ANcient One

is it just me or does it look live Agent Venom is fighting Daken?

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Posted by CombatSpoon86

@zackattack529: Definitely a good series. Remender is back in his groove with this story arc with taskmaster, max fury and the masters of evil army.

Edited by Metatron_Da_Don

Damion Hellstrom? Is that an evil doppelganger? Or is it a typo and Daimon Hellstrom is evil.

If so that really makes him a boring character.

Posted by TDK_1997

@InnerVenom123 said:

@TDK_1997 said:

Culen Bunn is a bad writer.I don't want him on Venom.

Really? Because he co-wrote Savage Six and it was pretty damn awesome.

Savage Six was good but I didn't enjoy it that much.And his other stories suck.

Posted by Mr_riddler

Shoot him, Venom!

Posted by LordRequiem

The more I see this new Venom costume, the less a fan I am of it. The face is too Spidey methinks, and the shoulder pads look a bit silly as well as all the army gear strapped to him...... no thanks.

Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

Page 3, Panel 3.. They actually drew it.. @________@

Just look & you'll see..

Posted by RedRobinTimDrake

@broo1232: yes he is a good writer but in a way he is beginning to loose his touch. i collect the venom series

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Really like Thompson-Venom and this particular issue looks great, but for me there will be no Venom good as Brock. Just my opinion.

Posted by Jayze

They need to have a venom Scarlet spider crossover

Posted by Teerack

Yay, the last artist sucked.

After last week's issue of secret avengers I'm not sure I like how venom is developing.

Posted by Duke_Nasty

@Jayze: They are its called Minimum Carnage.

Posted by Jayze

@Duke_Nasty: Thank you <3

Posted by InnerVenom123

@LordRequiem said:

The more I see this new Venom costume, the less a fan I am of it. The face is too Spidey methinks, and the shoulder pads look a bit silly as well as all the army gear strapped to him...... no thanks.

It's been around for two years.

What rock have you been living under?

Posted by ripcurl

I thought Hellstrom was a good guy now.