Marvel Will Finally Print Randy Schueller's Original Venom Story in August
Before Secret Wars, a Marvel fan named Randy Schueller came up with the idea to give Spider-Man a black suit. In Schueller's concept, Reed Richards would design a new suit for Spidey out of unstable molecules, giving the wall-crawler better stealth and more sticking power.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter liked the idea so much he paid Schueller a whopping $220 for the story and offered to let him write the script, though that never panned out. Eventually, to Schueller's surprise, Spider-Man would indeed don a black suit, not created by Reed Richards, but an alien organism that would one day come to be known as Venom.
The rest is history. Except that Schueller's story never saw print. In August, with the help of Peter David and artist Rick Leonardi, it finally will. Will he paid more than $220 for it this time around?
Check out the solicit below, and Marvel's full August solicitations here.
SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: SELF-IMPROVEMENT #1
PETER DAVID WITH RANDY SCHUELLER & TOM DEFALCO (W)
RICK LEONARDI & RON FRENZ (A)
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
• In honor of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we've uncovered a hidden gem!
• Fan Randy Scheuller submitted an idea of Spider-Man donning a black suit before SECRET WARS, but his story was never printed.
• So we tasked SPIDER-MAN legends PETER DAVID and RICK LEONARDI with bringing it into the light!
• Then read a story by two of the creators who told the first printed stories of the black costume, TOM DEFALCO and RON FRENZ!
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