Donny Cates on the Future of Venom, Carnage Born, and That Dog

At the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics saw Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski and SVP David Gabriel step with the newly dyed and ex-Bleeding Cool reporter Donny Cates.

While he was there, they also talked about the upcoming Venom Annual with all his friends coming on board, a little like the recent Thanos Annual.

Donny Cates on the Future of Venom, Carnage Born, and That Dog

Cates is very territorial about the Venom character. They plan on a loooong run on the book. But to give Ryan Stegman a break, Iban Coello is going to draw two issues starting with issue #7 to set up the future.

Donny Cates on the Future of Venom, Carnage Born, and That Dog

Next Venom one-shot to follow Web of Venom: Ve'Nam will set up a huge event called Carnage Born… and will be very important to the future of Venom and Carnage. It is possible that Donny shouldn't have said this.

So quickly onto the continuing Death of the Inhumans

Donny Cates on the Future of Venom, Carnage Born, and That Dog

And the news that the dog is staying dead…

Donny Cates on the Future of Venom, Carnage Born, and That Dog

After all, he's stepping in Joe Quesada's shoes now with MK20, and that's the kind of thing Quesada used to say…

You can follow other reports from the Retailer Appreciation Lunch right here.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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