Thor and Venom team up in July ... 'nuff said

Thor #27 cover art
Thor #27 cover art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Just after pitting Thor against the other hero he's writing in an ongoing series, the Hulk, writer Donny Cates is returning to Venom after a lengthy, redefining run on the symbiote anti-hero to bring Venom face-to-face with Thor in Asgard.

But unlike in Hulk Vs. Thor: Banner of War in which the two titular heroes go to battle against each other, Thor and Venom will team up against a mysterious threat big enough to get them to come together side by side.

Speaking of guest team-ups, Venom's two-issue appearance in Thor #27 and #28 will be drawn by Salvador Larocca, with series artist Nic Klein providing covers. Klein is scheduled to return as the interior artist for Thor #29.

Thor #27 cover by Nic Klein (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Interestingly enough, though the story constitutes a return to Venom for Cates, his inspiration for bringing Venom to Asgard actually comes from the current Venom ongoing title by writers Al Ewing and Ram V and artist Bryan Hitch.

"We're so thrilled to have the legendary Salvador Larroca join us as a guest artist for this story!" states editor Wil Moss in the announcement.

"Donny thought he'd told all the Venom stories he had to tell, but the amazing world-building that Ram V, Al Ewing, and Bryan Hitch have been doing in their brilliant Venom series gave Donny an idea for a story that brings the world of Thor and the world of Venom together in a really fresh, exciting way."

The Venom's guest journey into Asgard kicks off in July 27's Thor #27, with part two coming in Thor #28. Stay tuned to Newsarama for Marvel's full July solicitations coming later this month.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)