Venom art by Ryan Stegman

Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool:

So we have a new looking Venom as well… with all sorts of Dark Elf symbols. And yes, it is rather Fear Itself-like but Venom never got a hammer in that one.

I’ve always found it a little awkward how similar to Spider-Man and Venom Todd McFarlane’s Spawn looked, given how soon after his run at Marvel that he created the character.

What’s even more awkward is that we now have Venom adopting a new look that essentially fills in whatever gaps existed between McFarlane’s design work on both franchises and characters.

It’s taken almost thirty years but the circle is finally complete I suppose.