Stegman added, “Pretty much, good luck to whoever has to work on it after us.”
Interestingly, Stegman’s comment seems to confirm that both he and Cates are finished with Venom after King in Black wraps up in early 2021. However, Marvel isn’t yet confirming whether the series is due for a creative team change next year.
Cates did, however, reveal that Venom will temporarily revert to its legacy numbering when the series reaches the issue #200 milestone immediately after King in Black #5.
“The issue right after King in Black is Venom #200,” said Cates. “[King in Black is] earth-shattering and insane and it’s oversized. It’s filled with things that I’ve been imagining in my head since I was a little kid. And right after that, Ryan and I are doing issue #200 – Venom’s 200th issue.”
Cates continued, “It’s gonna be a really, really, really special issue, and it’s gonna be the beginning of something new – the beginning of something you’ve never seen before from Eddie, that you’ve never seen before in the dynamic between him and his family and his symbiote… It’s a really special issue that will set the stage for the next 200 to 2000 to 2 million issues of that amazing character going forward.”King in Black #1 will hit stores on December 2, 2020.
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