Bunn & Coelho Introduce New Symbiote in "Venom"

Thu, June 13th, 2013 at 9:08am PDT | Updated: June 19th, 2013 at 6:55am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

EDITOR: Mania officially debuts in "Venom" #38, according to writer Cullen Bunn.

Marvel Comics' September solicitations revealed a surprising cover image for "Venom" #40 written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Coelho: a new female symbiote character. According to the solicitation text, the character's name is Mania, but it's unknown whether she's a hero or villain. While her allegiances might currently be a mystery, Mania's symbiote costume has quite a bit in common with Flash Thompson's high school student and teenage neighbor, Andi -- especially considering that she's been very close to seeing Flash as Venom a few times since his tenure as gym teacher in West Philadelphia.

Check out the solicitation info and Declan Shalvey's cover below.

VENOM #40 & 41
Issue #40 -
• Marvel’s newest symbiote-powered character – MANIA – is on the loose!
• But is she a hero or villain?
• And who killed Daimon Hellstrom?
Issue #41 -
• Venom and Mania tackle Lord Ogre... and Crossbones and the DOA!
• Flash and the symbiote have a heart-to-heart.
• And how can Hellstrom be in so many places at once?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

TAGS:  marvel comics, venom, cullen bunn, declan shalvey, jorge coelho, mania

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