If you are a villain and get too popular with fans, you make the eventual heroic turn, and in the early 1990s, no villain was hotter then Venom.
The latest Venom Epic Collection captures the inevitable transformation to hero, although there were plenty of bumps in the road for the original symbiote.
Venom: Lethal Protector collects the original Venom mini-series of the same name, the birth of Carnage in The Amazing Spider-Man storyline “Savage Alliance”, as well as battles with two of the other hottest characters in the early part of the decade, Ghost Rider and Wolverine. The full hit list includes: Amazing Spider-Man #361-363, 373-375; Spider-Man: The Trial of Venom #1; Web of Spider-Man #95-96; Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #5-6; Venom: Lethal Protector #1-6, and the Venom/Wolverine stories from Marvel Comics Presents #117-122.
Venom: Lethal Protector contains stories by David Michelinie and Howard Mackie and art by Mark Bagley, Alex Saviuk, Adam Kubert, Ron Lim, Randy Emberlin, Joe Rubinstein, Dan Panosian, Bill Reinhold, Al Milgrom, Sam de la Rosa, and Sam Kieth.
Look for the Venom: Lethal Protector Epic Collection at your local comic shop on December 22 for a retail price of $44.99. Check out the cover below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your Venom and vintage 1990s comic news.