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The Purple Man, one of Marvel’s most despicable villains, uses his mind-control powers to manipulate and mastermind every manner of evil act. And now, he’s stolen Eddie Brock’s Venom symbiote in a new flashback story written by Venom co-creator Dave Michelinie himself.

Alongside artist Gerardo Sandoval, Michelinie is digging into a previously untold chapter of Eddie Brock’s history in Venom: Separation Anxiety, which borrows its name from the classic ’90s event for a story set at the height of Venom’s Lethal Protector era.

We’ve got an early look at pages from May’s Venom: Separation Anxiety #1 that show Venom in his classic symbiote form, looking particularly menacing in Sandoval’s style, which evokes many of the anti-hero’s more monstrous qualities. 

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“Amazing Spider-Man legend and Venom co-creator David Michelinie triumphantly returns to tell another all-new, heart-pounding, brain-eating tale set in Eddie Brock’s earliest days!” reads Marvel’s official description of Venom: Separation Anxiety. 

“This time, he’s teaming up with Venom and Death Of The Venomverse artist extraordinaire Gerardo Sandoval! Venom has made a new enemy. And their bond will be tested like never before when a foe with the power to alter reality itself threatens to tear Eddie’s world apart, starting with his symbiote!”

Purple Man is well-known to MCU fans as the villain of Jessica Jones season 1, played with terrifying menace by fan-favorite actor David Tennant. In comics, he was recently seen in the crossover Daredevil: Devil’s Reign, in which Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, stole his mind-control powers and stored them in a cane.

Venom: Separation Anxiety #1 goes on sale May 15.

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