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.
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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