Over two months ago, Bleeding Cool reported “Marvel To Publish ‘Dark Web’ Comic Book Series” based on my discovery that Marvel Comics had trademarked the phrase “Dark Web” for “Printed Comics; Periodicals printed matter in the field of comics stories and artwork; printed posters. Providing online entertainment, namely, non-downloadable comic books and graphic novels.” I also reported that “Marvel is also branding ‘Iron Cat’ , which suggests that a return of Black Cat in his Iron Man costume is in sight, as well as “Midnight Sons” – an old name for Marvel Comics’ supernatural superhero line, like Ghost Rider, Blade and Morbius .”
Iron Cat has since been in demand, just as we suspected, but there has been no mention of a new Midnight Sons. But what about the Dark Web? Well, some leaked images from Free Comic Book Day‘s upcoming Spider-Man/Venom comics show Ben Reilly’s new character Chasm. Either way, it’ll be big enough for Marvel Comics to try and get the mark. A new Spider event coming up?
FCBD 2022 SPIDER-MAN VENOM #1
(W) Al Ewing, Ram V., Zeb Wells (A) Bryan Hitch (A/CA) John Romita
Marvel Comics will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day this year with THREE distinct Free Comic Book one-shots, each offering readers new and old an exciting entry point into some of Marvel’s greatest stories and characters to come. Marvel! Spider-Man is gearing up for a whole new era just in time for the character’s 60th birthday! Fans who choose FREE COMIC DAY: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 will see the very beginning of the main storylines that writer Zeb Wells and legendary artist John Romita Jr. have planned for their run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN , including Tombstone’s first steps into becoming Spidey’s most terrifying villain. FREE COMIC DAY: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 will also give fans the opportunity to check out the inspiring work Al Ewing, Ram V and Bryan Hitch are doing on VENOM! The game-changing changes this mastermind trio has in store for the symbiote mythos start here! FREE COMIC DAY: SPIDER/VENOM #1 will be available exclusively through Diamond Comics. Check with your local comic book store regarding availability.
Free Comics Day will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022.