Collects Venom: Lethal Protector (2022) #1-5. Venom co-creator David Michelinie returns to tell an untold tale of the Lethal Protector! Before Carnage and space gods, clones and toxins and the revelation he was a father, Eddie Brock was a down-on-his-luck reporter who had tried to take his own life and been saved by an extraterrestrial alien. This new story set during Venom's earliest days welcomes Michelinie back into the symbiote hive with open arms as he and rising star Ivan Fiorelli unite to tell a horrifying story that not only revisits the wicked web-slinger's past, but also hints at what's to come in his future! Featuring Venom vs. Hydro-Man! The love of Eddie's life in the arms of another man! And a bounty on the Lethal Protector's head that attracts a gauntlet of deadly foes - including the Taskmaster!