When Venom #11 releases at local comic stores earlier this week, it had a major change to the Eddie Brock story arc that’s been drudging recently. And since Venom’s release, Venom writer Donny Cates has begun to receive death and injury threats from fans upset with the change.
It’s revealed that this issue will see fans coming to know that the Venom symbiote had been manipulating Brock’s mental and physical state all this while, even altering his memories so that he thought that the cancer he had was real. For the uninitiated, this probably means that there’s a certain part of the fan base who were actively lobbying for a romantic relationship between Eddie and the symbiote. As per a tweet shared Cates earlier this evening, that seems where the threats are stemming from.
Just saw that I’ve received multiple death/injury threats over Venom #11.
So, a few things.
1: I’m not changing my plan for these characters.
2: threatening my life or injury to me is not the way to champion your cause.
3: Shipping is fine. But this is insane.
— DONNY CATES (@Doncates) February 24, 2019
Venom #12 will see the story continued in Venom #12, the final issue before Cates goes on a three issue hiatus as Marvel started out its “War of the Realms”.
Here’s the solicitation for Venom #12:
DONNY CATES (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
• Once the worst nightmare of New York’s criminal element, Eddie Brock has been living a nightmare of his own, cut off from the symbiote’s personality and now dealing with the resurgence of the cancer that once ravaged his body.
• With no one else to turn to, Eddie must revisit THE MAKER — the only person who’s been able to provide ANY insight into what’s been going on with the alien symbiote of late…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99