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Published April 24, 2019

Donny Cates Responds to a 'Venom' Fan Theory on Marvel Live

Learn more about the inspiration behind a certain scene in 'Venom' #4!

On today's new episode of Marvel Live, on Twitter, hosts Angélique Roché and Ryan "Agent M" Penagos revealed an exclusive preview of "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger", released new "Carnage-ized" variant covers, chatted with actor Scott Adsit, and watched legendary artist Adam Kubert draw viewer-suggeted characters!

In addition to the magnificent Marvel messages relayed above, Angélique and Ryan answered a question from a fan on Twitter...

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...by reaching out to the man himself, Donny Cates!

The symbiote scene in question comes in the pages of VENOM #4—a crucial early issue in Cates and series artist Ryan Stegman's ongoing landmark run with Eddie Brock.

Venom (2018) #4

What is Marvel Unlimited?

In the mag, an ancient Klyntar awakened on Earth, and with it, something else stirred in Eddie’s own symbiote. And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote had other ideas...

So, does this issue tie-in to VENOM: DARK ORIGINS #4? A single issue that came out over ten years ago? No way, right?

Well, Ryan quickly got in touch with Cates and found out straight from the source... "Yup! It is," says Cates. "It's the same little creature we see in the flashback from DARK ORIGIN!"

Venom: Dark Origin (2008) #4

What is Marvel Unlimited?

That's the attention to detail across the lore and history of Venom that we're talking about...

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Venom: Dark Origins #4/Venom #4

Watch today's episode of Marvel Live on Marvel's Twitter right now!

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