won't come get him, he'll come get you...
It's a good day to be a villain at Marvel Comics. Actually,
it's a better day if you're a fan of their villains.
For those who have somehow missed the Venom boat that set
sail last month, Marvel announced yesterday that February
26th will see the release of Marvel Must-Haves: Ultimate
Venom, a 96-page collection reprinting issues #33-36 of
Ultimate Spider-Man. While it does leave off the last
two chapters of the Venom Saga, it makes a great way to catch
up, or to help some poor unsuspecting friend catch up. Best
of all (or more frustratingly of all if you've been buying
all along), this collection will cost only $3.99, less than
half of what the individual issues cost.
Ultimate Spider-Man #37 will go on sale one week later
on March 5, and with #38 will wrap up the storyline. Marvel
politely also asks us to remind you that on April 23rd, the
original Venom will be returning to politely eat your brain
in an ongoing series.
Bendis has done such a great job reviving my interest in
Venom that the regular Marvel Universe book by Daniel Way
and Francisco Herrerra may get my money.
Ah, but what of a book that already has me hooked?
The Marvel Universe just doesn't seem complete without Darth
Vader's granddaddy, Doctor Doom. And as Marvel announced a
few weeks ago, he's back.
why they say
"don't drink the water..."
With a vengeance? Such petty emotions may be beneath Doom.
But we do know that whatever Doom plans on doing, it will
be "Unthinkable," in a story arc that begins March
26th in Fantastic Four #67 and runs through #71, which
technically is actually #500. (Let's not get into that here.)
"To my surprise, the buzz and anticipation around 'Unthinkable'
has been stronger than we'd ever imagined it would be - and
that's great, because I guarantee you that I carry that energy
and excitement into the finished scripts," says series
writer Mark Waid.
"Expectations are high, but we're committed to delivering
a landmark FF story - and the whole creative team is pulling
out all the stops to make it unforgettable."
I already have my private guess as to what line Doom could
cross that would be "unthinkable," but I even offend
myself with it. Suffice to say that Marvel has chosen to whet
our appetites by previewing ten pages of Fantastic Four
#67 online at their dotComic
If you're not already reading this book, you're missing out.
So hie thee to Marvel dotComic and see why everybody's buzzing.