Venom: Lethal Protector

Venom: Lethal Protector is a six-issue comic book limited series featuring the Eddie Brock Venom, published by Marvel Comics from February 1993 to July 1993. It was written by David Michelinie and illustrated mostly by Mark Bagley, although Ron Lim and series colorist Sam DeLarosa pencilled the last three issues.

Venom: Lethal Protector
Cover to Venom: Lethal Protector #1, "Darksoul Drifting", February 1993. Art by Mark Bagley
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateFebruary – July 1993
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Eddie Brock
Creative team
Written byDavid Michelinie
Penciller(s)Mark Bagley (#1-3)
Ron Lim (#4-6)
Sam DeLarosa (#4-6)
Inker(s)Sam DeLarosa (#1-3)
Al Milgrom
Letterer(s)Richard Starkings
Rick Parker (#3)
Colorist(s)Marie Javins
Editor(s)Danny Fingeroth
Collected editions
Venom: Lethal ProtectorISBN 0-7851-0107-1

This marked the first time Eddie Brock received a series in which he was the main character, and showed Venom's progression from a villain to an antihero.


Before the story begins, Venom makes an agreement with Spider-Man that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes. Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco, and takes up with a group of Californian mole people. Shortly thereafter, Orwell Taylor, the father of one of Venom's victims, seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge.

Spider-Man, seeing misleading coverage of Venom on television, heads to San Francisco to confront him and instead winds up fighting alongside Venom against five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Collected editionsEdit

In July 1995, the series was collected in a trade paperback with new cover art by Simon Bisley (ISBN 0-7851-0107-1). In February 2011, the series was reprinted in a new second edition trade paperback, complete with a new cover (using the same cover art as issue #5 of the series) (ISBN 978-0-7851-5847-9). In February 2018, a new third edition trade paperback was released, now using the same cover art as issue #1 of the series as the book's cover (ISBN 978-1-3029-1176-8).

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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Chitwood, Adam (December 9, 2017). "The 'Venom' Movie Will Be Primarily Based on These Two Comic Runs". Collider. Archived from the original on December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.

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