'Venom' #25 Preview: Marvel to depict Venom-Carnage fight with special oversized issue and cool variant covers
Donny Cates's acclaimed run on 'Venom' is approaching an important milestone and Marvel Comics is celebrating it in style. 'Venom' #25, the conclusion to the ongoing Venom Island arc, will feature a number of variant covers and an oversized story.
In the aftermath of 'Absolute Carnage', Eddie Brock is now bonded to both the Venom symbiote and its murderous offspring Carnage. The 'Venom Island' arc is the story of how Eddie takes the symbiotes to a deserted island hoping to burn away every atom of Carnage before it can hurt him or the people he loves, especially his son Dylan. Of course, what Eddie doesn't know is that Dylan has a few tricks up his own sleeve and he also has a piece of the Grendel symbiote that he's been using to better understand his powers. While trying to understand why he's been dreaming of the symbiote god Knull, Dylan accidentally connects with the Venom symbiote and finds out that Eddie has been separated from both symbiotes, with Carnage attempting to drive Venom away and take full control of Eddie.
In 'Venom' #24, Carnage finally succeeded in taking control of Eddie and walked away thinking the Venom symbiote is done but Dylan entered the symbiote hive-mind and used it to take remote control of Venom, transforming it into a Venomized Tyrannosaurus Rex and attacking Carnage. The upcoming 25th issue will be concluding this arc and feature the final showdown between Venom and Carnage, the former being controlled by Dylan and the latter controlling Eddie. It's going to be a battle for the ages and there's a lot of other things as well that will have to be addressed.
After this very open use of his powers, Dylan can't hope to hide them from his father anymore and he and Eddie will have to have a chat about what these strange abilities mean. Eddie himself will have a choice to make as well: whether to keep the impending arrival of Knull a secret or open up about it to the Avengers.
Keep your calendars marked and your eyes peeled because this is one story you do not want to miss. Here's the official solicitation from Marvel: "SPECIAL OVERSIZED 25th ISSUE! VENOM ISLAND FINALE! Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND?"
'Venom' #25 will be released on May 27.