Several months before the Marvel Legacy relaunch began restoring the status quo for classic characters, Eddie Brock reclaimed the “Venom” symbiote in his solo series in April. The character became the star of a miniseries titled Edge of Venomverse, a story intended to “Venomize” various fan-favorite characters by infecting them with the symbiote. The story led Marvel to release a spinoff series, Venomverse, that saw the debut of a new type of enemy called the Poisons. Beginning in December, is another Venom crossover, “Venom Inc.” that will involve three characters closely associated with the symbiote: Eddie Brock, Peter Parker, and Flash Thompson.
Marvel has announced “Poison X,” a six-part crossover between the X-Men and Venom that will begin in X-Men Blue Annual #1. Written by Venomverse and Venom writer Cullen Bunn, the story promises to send X-Men’s “Blue” team and Eddie Brock into the “far reaches of space” to face the villains of Venomverse, the Poisons. The Poisons have been described as “nature’s answer” to the symbiotes. Marvel has released a synopsis for the first issue:
In the far reaches of space, the Poisons attack the Marvel Universe – but who exactly are these new enemies, and what destruction are they planning to unleash on Earth? This is just the beginning of Poisons diabolical plot to overthrow the Marvel Universe…and it requires an unexpected team-up! This January, the Children of the Atom will join forces with Eddie Brock for a 6-part crossover that begins in X-MEN BLUE ANNUAL #1!
First seen in VENOMVERSE, the Poisons pose a threat that can only be stopped by the X-Men – and Venom. When the X-Men drag Venom into space for help, it turns out that they’re going to need to save the universe from something a little scarier than their own troubles, and Eddie Brock and his faithful Symbiote might be the only thing that can help stop it!
Don’t miss the crossover everyone will be talking about – POISON X starts this January with X-MEN BLUE ANNUAL #1!
Marvel first teased the story at New York Comic-Con 2017, where it was noted that the crossover would heavily feature Corsair. Corsair, the father of Cylcops, is the leader of a group of space pirates called the Starjammers. At the “Marvel Legacy: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” panel, it was revealed that something both terrible and “Venom-related” has happened to Corsair. It makes sense that Corsair would play some kind of role in the crossover, since the character and his team are often included in X-Men stories set in outer space.
X-Men Blue Annual #1 will go on sale in January.
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