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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted | Comics

Kraven the Hunter returns to hunt and this time he is after animal-themed villains of Spider-Man for one big hunt.

After rekindling his relationship with Mary Jane Watson once again, life was going good for Peter Parker. He has crossed paths with mercenaries Black Ant and Taskmaster a few times as Amazing Spider-Man. Taking down those baddies, he didn't notice that these two are kidnapping some of those bad guys from his rogue's gallery.

In one of their recent encounter, he saw them chasing after Rhino and they managed to bag Aleksei Sytsevich when he was busy saving Aunt May. What he doesn't know is that these super-villains are being delivered to Kraven the Hunter, who has returned once again and teamed-up with evil genius Arcade for a secret scheme.

Going back to Savage Land, Kraven decided to start a new family and begins hunting humanoid Ani-Men, created by High Evolutionary. Seeing his beloved creatures getting slaughtered, he complied with Sergei and made 87 clones of him. These kids grew into adults pretty quickly and he sent them all throughout world to become hunters.

Meanwhile, he spent time building a fortune and reclaimed his kingdom in anticipation of their arrival but only one of them showed up. It appears that, the last son of Kraven has hunted down all his brethren to prove himself worthy, to which his father felt proud but his heir refused to settle down just yet without killing Spidey.

He then explains his son that nature of hunt has been changed and therefore, they should change their way as well. Due to climate change and increased number of poachers, their kingdom is dying now but instead of hunting these unworthy humans, he wants them to hunt super criminals that take inspiration from animals.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted | Comics

These villains have taken their names from the beasts without honoring their soul and Kraven wants them to feel how it is like to be hunted. He attends a party of wealthy elites of society hosted by Arcade and following introduction, offered them the greatest hunt of their lives by arranging for them to hunt down vicious baddies.

Previously in a family dinner with Mary Jane and Peter Parker, young Billy Connors had a heated argument with his father, Curt Connors and he sneaks up to get into a party with friends but gets kidnapped by Black Ant and Taskmaster. The Lizard contacts Pete to ask him send Spider-Man after him and help find his son if possible.

Billy was found by Black Cat at New York port who got baited by her old partner Hammerhead. Before getting knocked out by those two mercenaries, she sends a message through a modified Spider-Tracer that Spider-Man gave her years ago. He immediately ruses to their location while she tries her best to comfort Billy trapped in Plaza Hotel.

In his weakened state, Spidey managed to reach to coordinates sent by Felicia but sees no one there and then he suddenly gets ambushed by Last son of Kraven. A mysterious green mist is released in air that made him hallucinate about a grim future where he sees Mary Jane lying in blood and he gets beaten senseless in the mean time.

He wakes up later in Central Park wearing his infamous black costume and surrounded by all of those abducted villains. Believing him to be responsible for their capture, Scorpion attacks him but their fight is very short-lived when a group of Kraven-Bots came shooting at them all and everyone quickly start running for their lives at once.

Beetle tried to escape for her life but is hit by a large force field, which traps everyone within boundaries of Central Park as a prey. Inside of Plaza Hotel, Arcade invites wealthy elite group of hunters to join him and explains how they can take part in a great hunt by controlling an army of Kraven-like androids using advanced VR device.

Spider-Man was able to save Gibbon from an angry mob of Hunter-robots but was convinced to side with Vulture. In a shocking turn of events, Taskmaster ended up betraying his pal Black Ant and zaps him for a huge bounty. Back at home, MJ waits for Peter to return and worries for him as she is being secretly watched by a mysterious entity.

The Lizard has managed to get his way into this chaos looking for his son and encounters young son of Kraven in combat. Spidey made a shocking discovery coming across Black Ant of what has been originally planned here for those hunters. Then Sergei Kravinoff eventually showed up revealing his true intention about all this to Web-Head.

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Spidey Becomes Hunted

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Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted

Bringing everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler back to his roots for modern-day audience, writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) continues his run in "Hunted", fourth ongoing storyline from Amazing Spider-Man monthly series for Marvel Comics, collecting issues #16-23, #16.HH and #18.HU-20.HU.

Spencer has teamed-up with artists Gerardo Sandoval (Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc., Venom – Homecoming), Humberto Ramos (Spider-Man – Big Time, Spider-Man – Dying Wish) and Ryan Ottley (Haunt, Invincible) for main storyline.

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Kraven's Biggest Hunt

Additional penciler Alberto Alburquerque, Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Uncanny X-Men – Revolution), Cory Smith, Iban Coello (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Venom – The Abyss) and Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men – Apocalypse Wars, X-Men Gold – Evil Empires) has worked on side stories and one-shot issues.

Taking care of his family in Savage Land, Kraven the Hunter wishes to rebuild his legacy with help from High Evolutionary. One of his sons managed to take down all of his siblings and together they arranged a great hunt. However, instead of going after his loved ones they went after all of Spidey's costumed enemies for a grand plan.

Many references to past events that leads back to both Kraven and The Lizard from "Kraven's Last Hunt", "The Gauntlet", "Grim Hunt" and "The Clone Conspiracy" were made throughout entire course of the story. Nick Spencer would likely to come back with another Web-Head adventure next time in "Behind The Scenes" storyline.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc. | Comics

Crossing over Black Cat and her gang, Lee Price rises to new levels of villainy to tangle with Spider-Man and Venom Inc.

Coming back from outer space after months, Flash Thompson loses his Venom symbiote following a confrontation with FBI. He then contacts Andi Benton AKA Mania in Philadelphia and she offers to help him locate his symbiote. He also tells her that a new Venom has already showed up in New York and is on news headlines as well.

While still on phone, Mania saves a woman from being mugged and took down a bunch of thugs. She then moves on responding to a nearby alarm at a jewelry store only to get ambushed by a gang lead by a man in the hood. They hit her up with flamethrowers and sonic cannon to separate her suit and leave her after claiming it.

Spider-Man has come across The Ringer and Tumbler trying to steal an art from Guggenheim Museum. As soon as he knocks them off, his Spider-Sense goes off as Black Cat came to strike at him with her bladed whip. Upon pinning him down under a heavy sculpture, she leaves to steal and Spidey gets a call from his old buddy Flash Thompson.

Peter Parker goes to see Flash and is surprised that he decided to meet him even after recent of collapse of Parker Industries. Flash reveals that his symbiote was stolen earlier and asked him to contact Spidey for help to get his suit back. Peter comments that even Spider-Man would probably want to destroy it only to get brushed off quickly.

Elsewhere, Venom was trashing Looter that night and almost attempts to kill him until Eddie Brock intervenes to stop his other. Struggling to keep his symbiote in check, he goes to see Dr. Steven at Alchemax to get some medication. Flash Thompson tries to get in following him and is thrown out but manages to grab one of the guards' ID cards.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc. | Comics

When Eddie was talking to Dr. Steven about recent behavior of his suit, Flash shows up to claim his former partner and surprisingly, it responds to him. Spider-Man watches his break in from afar and gets inside once he realize Brock is there. As both Eddie and Flash struggle to gain control over the symbiote, Spidey tries ripping parts of Klyntar.

He throws a piece of it in a nearby vat and the knocked one of them over upon learning that its liquid substance is harmful to symbiotes, which doused over and transforms part of Klyntar that bonded to Flash and made him newest Anti-Venom. He rips off Venom symbiote from Eddie before putting it into a canister and then leaves abruptly.

Since Flash was adamant on not letting go of his former host, Spider-Man invites him to an apartment that he shares with Mockingbird. Unwilling to disclose his secret identity to Thompson just yet, he suggests using Peter Parker's equipment to kill Venom symbiote but wanting to bond with it again, Flash refuses to let him do so.

Looter was sitting in a pub and gets a visit from former Venom host Lee Price wearing Mania symbiote. He infects all other patrons at the bar with gobs of symbiote biomass to turn them into his Inklings and bending them to his will. Together, they raided at Black Cat's hideout but she retaliates by telling her gang to tear them all apart.

One by one, all of her men fall prey to Price and his Made Men including Hammerhead, Killer Shrike and Scorpion. When all of her minions fell, Cat challenges Price to a one on one battle to settle scores and even she fell too. Spidey makes a symbiote compass, which lead him to a now turned Black Cat and her gang along with Anti-Venom.

Overwhelmed by a group of Venomized villains, these two tries their best to fight back almost to no avail. Felicia Hardy breaks out of Maniac's control by kissing Anti-Venom and got out only to stumble up on Eddie Brock. A strand of symbiote from Bobbi Morse's apartment escaped into sewers looking for him and they bond immediately.

Both heroes eventually get captured and Price sends a turned Spidey into a crime spree through New York. Andi Benton saves her mentor from being executed and Spider-Man was saved by a joint effort of Black Cat and Venom. As Lee Price plans to attack on notorious Five Families, they all band together to finally stop him for good.

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Black Cat and Inklings Gang

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Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc.

In a move to soft-reboot monthly ongoing Amazing Spider-Man and Venom comic-book series, Marvel Comics hired writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man – Graveyard Shift, Amazing Spider-Man – The Parker Luck) and Mike Costa (Venom – Land Before Crime, Venom – The Nativity) to conceive plot for "Venom Inc." crossover story arc in 2017.

Dan and Mike were assisted by artists Gerardo Sandoval (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Guardians 3000 – Time After Time) and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – AXIS, Inhuman – Genesis) for illustration with Stegman providing additional cover art.

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Reign of Maniac

A former host of Venom, Lee Price returns for a big score and plans to take over entire criminal underworld of New York with help from a new symbiote and his recruited Inklings. To stop him at all cost, Spider-Man forms an alliance with Black Cat, Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson and former Mania host Andi Benton, who bears a Hell-Mark.

Price starts his plan by stealing Mania symbiote from Andi, leading Flash to investigate and having Peter involved. Eddie was looking for a solution of his own problems at Alchemax, where he witnessed Thompson to become new Anti-Venom. Soon, Spidey got involved and all of them found a common cause to take a stand against Price.

Picking up from "Amazing Spider-Man - Secret Empire" tie-in and "Venom – Blood In The Water" storyline, Venom Inc. collects Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Alpha and Omega, Amazing Spider-Man issues #792-793 and Venom issues #159-160 , continued in "Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin" and "Venom – Rex" up next.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Venom – Land Before Crime | Comics

Eddie Brock is back again with his Venom symbiote in time to save New York from Stegron, The Dinosaur Man!

Long after being apart from each other, Eddie Brock and his symbiote reunites as Venom once again. He wakes up from a nightmare sensing an urge to go out slinging and sees an armed robbery in progress that he stopped effortlessly. When police arrive, Brock flees from scene and kept wondering about a sudden temper of his partner.

Looking for answer, he ends up walking into Our Lady of Saints Church where they met at first years ago. After scaring off two goons away from there, Eddie talks to a priest about his faith to God and a recently resumed relationship from past. He tries to resonate with Brock in a way that agitates his symbiote, forcing him to leave abruptly.

Walking on street, he was having concern over how Venom symbiote is behaving lately and gets attacked by Scorpion. Upon learning that Eddie is back in business, Mac Gargan came after him to settle some old scores. Though he came fully prepared with flame and sonic-based weapons, Brock easily took him down using his fear of symbiotes.

Passing out from exhaustion of fight, Eddie wakes up in the church only to find a near-lifeless body of the priest he talked to earlier. His symbiote remarks that anyone trying to come between them will face the same fate. Lamenting at this, Brock took the priest to hospital and senses something is seriously wrong with his partner.

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Venom – Land Before Crime | Comics

He decides to fix whatever causing his other to behave strangely and wonders if it has hurt more people when he was unconscious. In a room next to his, Eddie hears a horrified student explaining to a doctor how his friends were all torn apart by a monster with fangs in a sewer near Our Lady of Saints Church, leading him to investigate.

Though Klyntar assures that it was not involved in this recent attack, he refuses to believe that due to its outbursts lately. While examining bodies into the sewers, Brock is ambushed by a humanoid creature that looks like a dinosaur that he defeats by turning into Venom after a heavy brawl, he noticed "ALCHEMAX" tattooed on its chest.

He then pays Alchemax C.E.O. Liz Allen a visit at her office, bringing that monster from sewers that ate a couple of civilians. She asks whether he wants hush money since he brought it here but he asks for her help instead. Liz calls in Dr. Steven to help with his issues and struck a deal with Eddie to capture more of her escaped monster.

She reveals to him that Alchemax took a government contract to research on Stegron the Dinosaur Man for regenerative technologies, since Dr. Connors' formula was unavailable to them. However, he escaped with a bunch of test subjects that she wants back to clear government's mess in exchange for a cure to his symbiote.

Lurking around in sewers, Venom eventually finds a way to Stegron's lair inside a cavern, where he has amassed an army of dinosaur-hybrids and assumed in role of their god. As Brock was vying his options to come up with a plan, he is blasted off by a sonic screech of a nearby monster and his body is quickly seized by dinosaur-men.

Klyntar wakes him up in the middle of a fight against an army of dinosaurs but it quickly gets overpowered. Stegron is planning to transform him to include within his dinosaur society but Eddie manages to burst out of captivity. Entire cave gets flooded in moments and he swam outside to safety, coming across Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.

She introduces herself and her red scaled theropod companion to Venom who came following a strange scent from sewers. He gets an experimental treatment from Alchemax as a cure for his symbiote and returns to underground to find Moon Girl planning an attack on dinosaur-men but ended up losing her friend Devil Dinosaur to Stegron.

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Venom – Land Before Crime

To carry on events of from "Homecoming" storyline, writer Mike Costa (Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc., Venom – The Nativity) and artist Gerardo Sandoval (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Guardians 3000 – Time After Time) returns for a follow-up in "Land Before Crime", collecting issues #150-153 from third Venom monthly series.

Eddie Brock had a reunion with his symbiote after long in current ongoing run of a re-launched Venom comic-book series from Marvel Comics. Having recently bonded to an abusive host, it has been acting aggressively and Brock had to seek help from Alchemax for a cure to prevent its violent outbursts every now and then before it's too late.

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Raging Army of Dinosaurs

Although official cover art for "Land Before Crime" features an image of Spider-Man being webbed up by Venom, there is no appearance of Wall-Crawler at all. However, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur showed up to help Eddie take down Stegron but her plan backfired and she almost lost her friend until Brock managed to bail her out.

Members of Spidey's expansive "Rogues' gallery" are butting heads with wicked web-slinger a lot these days and assuming his claim to fame as "Lethal Protector" once again, Eddie takes responsibility of remaining members of dinosaur society. He will soon be tussling with Kraven the Hunter in next storyline titled "Blood In The Water".
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Venom – Homecoming | Comics

No longer an "Agent of the Cosmos", Venom is back on Earth and found a new host that turns him into a slathering monster.

Former Army Ranger Lee Price was thinking about how choices in life are so easy for bad guys and how it takes a lot of strength to do the right thing at all times just to be a good guy. He is currently looking for a job in New York City so he could pay rents and his friend Tony has set him up for an interview with Mac Gargan, former Scorpion.

Trying to intimidate his new recruit, Gargan asks him if he has ever killed anyone during his time as a Ranger and what was the reason behind his discharge, to which Lee calmly responds by saying that he can kill people if its needed and shows off two of his fingers that blew up in the line of duty, which has him classified as "disabled" now.

Elsewhere, Venom symbiote was wandering without a host for some time after being separated from Flash Thompson. Lee and his friends showed up at their spot that night for a job offered by Gargan on behalf of Black Cat. It was an exchange with men sent by Tombstone who attempted to walk away without payment and pulled their guns.

Not expecting any shootout, Lee didn't bring his guns and Venom symbiote suddenly bursts in out of nowhere and almost immediately bonded with Lee. Surprisingly enough, he was able to gain total control over the suit and trashed his enemies. He kills his peers and a homeless man to eradicate all evidence from scene before heading home.

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Venom – Homecoming | Comics

Back at his place, his suit was struggling with Lee over having psychic control on him but fails due to his training in army. Next day, he goes to meet crime boss Black Cat to return her goodies back to her and decides to join her gang. Seeing Gargan working for her, his symbiote protests this idea and made him vomit to create a scene.

While rebuking his partner about pulling a dangerous stunt earlier, Lee returns to his apartment only to stumble onto an assassin named Firebug, who is here to take him out on behalf of Tombstone for murdering his gang. Against his fiery power of pyrokinesis, Venom finds it very hard to fight back but to save Lee's life, it helped anyway.

FBI Agent Bagman and Wambaugh have been keeping an eye on Lee for some time and decide to intervene at that very moment to take him into custody. Lee escapes but the agents find him again, forcing him to work for them whether he likes it or not as they are fully capable of neutralizing him anytime they want if he doesn't comply.

Meanwhile, Gargan visits Black Cat to talk about his suspicion about Lee Price killing all those men they sent to make a deal with Tombstone's gang. She sarcastically brushes him off but one of her right-hand man shows Mac Price's destroyed apartment, where no bodies were found and Mac Gargan decides to take matters in his own hand.

Agent Wambaugh asked Lee to meet near Parker Industries and Bagman came to him asking about who Spider-Man really is. Black Cat summons her new hired gun Lee Price to see what is really at play with him and sends him to scare off a Daily Bugle reporter from a story he's been working on, tagging him along with her pet Scorpion.

Lee talked to his symbiote to calm it down when he is at work but seeing Gargan, it became agitated. Instead of doing what they came for, Mac attempts to beat Lee Price to a pulp and their assignment quickly turned into a huge brawl. When footage of their brawl goes viral on social media, it even catches the eyes of Spider-Man.

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Badder Than Ever!

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Venom – Homecoming

Marvel Comics hires comic-book writer Mike Costa (Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse – Electroverse, Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse – Spiders Vs.) and artist Gerardo Sandoval (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Korvac Saga – Warzones!) to cook up a brand-new storyline to re-launch a new Venom monthly ongoing series in 2017.

"Homecoming" collects first six issues from third volume of Venom comic-book series and kick-starts a new status-quo. Klyntar finds a new host in Lee Price, who demonstrated his capability as a psychotic killer and to become a notorious villain. Classic Spider-Man villains like Black Cat and Scorpion also made special appearance for this arc.

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Deadliest Fanged Monster

Being one of Spider-Man's arch enemies for years, Venom has returned to Earth recently and has somehow got separated from Flash Thompson. Now they are not "Agent of the Cosmos" anymore and the alien symbiote has found itself a new host that is evil and not anything like a "Lethal Protector" that Eddie Brock ever was during his run.

Coming from a military background, Lee Price shows impressive control over his suit and quickly managed to get hired by New York's newest Kingpin of crime, Black Cat. However, his cover is blown due to his cockiness and all hell breaks loose. One of his former host returns for a plot twist that will be explored in next storyline "Land Before Crime".
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