Published December 29, 2023

Kid Venom's First Solo Comic Hits Stands Next Week with a Special Surprise Variant Cover

Next week, retailers will receive a special KID VENOM: ORIGINS #1 variant cover by artist Luciano Vecchio.

Introduced earlier this year in DEATH OF THE VENOMVERSE, Kid Venom is Marvel’s latest breakout symbiote hero! Created by manga artist Taigami, the upcoming KID VENOM: ORIGINS contains Kid Venom’s epic first-ever adventure and incredible backstory. Then, in April, KID VENOM returns in his very own solo series where he’ll journey to the present day Marvel Universe!

To celebrate the character’s success, comic shops will get a special surprise next week—a unannounced KID VENOM: ORIGINS #1 variant cover by acclaimed artist Luciano Vecchio. Similar to September’s surprise virgin variant cover of Greg Capullo’s WOLVERINE #37 cover, this is the latest complimentary cover that Marvel has set up to show appreciation for retailers and build excitement!

Hailing from 10th century Japan, Kintaro will do anything to protect his village from mysterious symbiote attacks, even if it means bonding to a symbiote of his own! As he attaches himself to a new symbiote entity dubbed Clinter, Kintaro embraces his wild new abilities as Kid Venom! But who else has their eye on Kintaro and his symbiote? Witness the world of Kid Venom expand as new characters and dangers are revealed!

Check out Vecchio’s variant cover below and inquire with your local comic shop regarding availability. Stay tuned for more surprise variant covers in the near future!

Written by TAIGAMI
Art and Cover by TAIGAMI
Surprise Variant Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On Sale 1/3

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