MTV News announced today that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will be heading off to a planet full of symbiotes. This three issue arc, starting with November issue #21 of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, takes readers to a place they've never seen before, the planet the venom symbiote originally calls home. Writer Brian Michael Bendis had this to say about coming up with the story idea.
“I looked it up and I was like no, there’s been a planet we’ve seen taken over by symbiotes, but have we not seen the planet of the symbiotes? I called [Marvel Senior Vice President Of Publishing] Tom Brevoort, I go, could it be that even in the craziness of the ’90s when it was Venom, Venom, Venom every five seconds, that this story has not been told? And he goes, yeah we’ve never been there. And I’m like, now I have to do it! It’s crazy.”
Editor Mike Marts says that this story will add a lot to the symbiote mythology and there will be a lot readers won't be expecting. Flash Thompson is going to have a big role in this arc and will be the point of view character, according to Marts.
GOTG also now has a full time artist with Valerio Schiti. GOTG has gone through a rotating art team for months, but now Schiti is taking on the full time duties. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21, the start to "Planet Venom" kicks off in November.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
• As the Guardians of the Galaxy encounter an entire world full of alien symbiotes, they ask themselves…was allowing Flash Thompson to join their ranks a wise decision?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Source: MTV News