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Marvel Unveils “Venomized” Variant Covers For March 2017

So the press release that you are reading below actually came to me back in December of 2016. I sat on it since we are moving in such a fast and furious pace these days thanks to the likes of the social networks and I did this since I felt you might actually forget that you even read it and by doing so would miss out on all these cool variant cover editions. In March, numerous Marvel Comics titles will get “Venomized”. Take a look.

The Press Release:
VENOM MADNESS Hits Marvel This March! Featuring a Shocking Return & New Variant Covers. 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

“All-New Wolverine” #18

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 by Dave Johnson

“Amazing Spider-Man” #25


“Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows” #5

4. AVENGERS #5 by David Marquez

5. BLACK PANTHER #12 by Elizabeth Torque

“Black Panther” #12


“Captain America: Steve Rogers” #13

7. CHAMPIONS #6 by Mike Deodato

“Champions” #6

8. DEADPOOL #28 by David Lopez

“Deadpool” #28

9. DOCTOR STRANGE #18 by Tess Fowler

“Doctor Strange” #18

10. GAMORA #4 by Stephanie Hans

11. GHOST RIDER #5 by Dustin Weaver

“Ghost Rider” #5

12. HULK #4 by Emmanuela Lupacchino

“Hulk” #4

13. INHUMANS PRIME #1 by Ryan Stegman

“Inhumans Prime”

14. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 by Rick Leonardi

“Invincible Iron Man” #5

15. KINGPIN #2 by Clayton Crain

“Kingpin” #2

16. MAN-THING #1 by Stephanie Hans

“Man-Thing” #1

17. THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 by Clayton Crain

“Mighty Captain Marvel” #3

18. OCCUPY AVENGERS #5 by Paolo Siquera

19. OLD MAN LOGAN #19 by Gustavo Duarte

“Old Man Logan” #19

20. SPIDER-GWEN #18 by Sophie Campbell

“Spider-Gwen” #15

21. SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #15 by Dave Williams

22. THANOS #5 by Rob Guillory

“Thanos” #5


“Totally Awesome Hulk” #17


“Unbelievable Squirrel Girl” #18

25. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #13 by Yasmine Putri

“Unbelievable Gwenpool” #13

26. X-MEN PRIME #1 by Kris Anka

“X-Men Prime”

27. VENOM #5

“Venom” #5

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!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is some pretty cool stuff but I am personally not the biggest variant cover collector so I will not be looking to complete the set. One thing I would love for Marvel Comics to do is also offer up a special edition issue of all the covers for purchase. This wouldn’t devalue the original comicbook that the cover was featured on at all IMHO but instead get more people to purchase something to enjoy all of the covers in one convenient place. I guess for some of the titles that I collect each month that I “might” look for the Venomized variant. They all do look badass and I guess I should count myself as lucky that they aren’t going to do any KISS variants for the titles. Then I would be doomed since that KISS implant just activates when I see their stuff. What do you readers think of these variants and which ones will you be adding to your own collection? Let me know in the comments section below. Oh yeah and “Happy Valentine’s Day” as well 🙂

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