Guardians of the Galaxy Head to "Planet Venom"

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    Edited By inferiorego  Staff
    Cover by Nick Bradshaw/Source: Mtv News
    Cover by Nick Bradshaw/Source: Mtv News

    MTV News announced today that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will be heading off to a planet full of symbiotes. This three issue arc, starting with November issue #21 of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, takes readers to a place they've never seen before, the planet the venom symbiote originally calls home. Writer Brian Michael Bendis had this to say about coming up with the story idea.

    “I looked it up and I was like no, there’s been a planet we’ve seen taken over by symbiotes, but have we not seen the planet of the symbiotes? I called [Marvel Senior Vice President Of Publishing] Tom Brevoort, I go, could it be that even in the craziness of the ’90s when it was Venom, Venom, Venom every five seconds, that this story has not been told? And he goes, yeah we’ve never been there. And I’m like, now I have to do it! It’s crazy.”

    Editor Mike Marts says that this story will add a lot to the symbiote mythology and there will be a lot readers won't be expecting. Flash Thompson is going to have a big role in this arc and will be the point of view character, according to Marts.

    GOTG also now has a full time artist with Valerio Schiti. GOTG has gone through a rotating art team for months, but now Schiti is taking on the full time duties. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21, the start to "Planet Venom" kicks off in November.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21

    BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)

    Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

    PLANET VENOM!

    • As the Guardians of the Galaxy encounter an entire world full of alien symbiotes, they ask themselves…was allowing Flash Thompson to join their ranks a wise decision?

    32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

    Source: MTV News

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    Interesting, come to think of it. We don't know much about the symbiote race as a whole. It will be interesting to see them expand the mythos.

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    I cannot wait to see how this plays out! I'm hoping we see more of the symbiote's POV and how it reacts to this homecoming.

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    i can't wait to pick this up.

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    I've read a lot of the Bendis Guardians stuff and it just doesn't scratch my itch. This sounds cool though.

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    #7  Edited By MK5

    Imagine symbiote pets and house plants. :) lol.

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    yes. you will. you're weak to sick metal symbiote planet.
    yes. you will. you're weak to sick metal symbiote planet.

    @theacidskull:

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    #10  Edited By ReverendHunt

    MTV reports on comic books now?

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    Darned if I didn't call this months ago when they said Venom was joining the team!

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    Damn, I really tried to stay away from the book because of Bendis but this just sounds too f**king interesting.

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    So i post the news first, and yet my thread gets locked? Hows that fair?

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    #16  Edited By kantrip

    Finally!!!

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    #18  Edited By TheMantisShrimp

    I've been fairly hesitant to read much of Bendis' Guardians but once Agent Venom joined the team I hoped they would eventually go to the symbiote home planet so I'm gonna give this arc a shot. Plus I love Bradshaw's art.

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    @oreoassassin: Because CV doesn't make money from views to your thread, duh. lol, but your kidding right? Right?...

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    #21  Edited By judasnixon

    I'm kinda surprise that after all these years they haven't done this yet.......

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    #22  Edited By powerflux

    @judasnixon: Actually they did....There was an old spiderman comic during the clone saga where they had to stop the invasion, and went to the planet. Wonder if they are lying, or just forgot.

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    NO! I won't fall for it Bendis! Not this time!

    Huh?

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    could've sworn i heard the galactus ate the symbiote planet. still reading it though.

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    #25  Edited By TheCheeseStabber

    I hope Galactus comes to eat the planet and all the symbiotes attack and cover him....

    Also I wonder if what Toxin talked about in the Venom series (The Culling or something) will occur

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    #26  Edited By Rainja

    @masterofevil: Yes u did. It was in the Spiderman issue where the Carnage symbiote bonded with Silver surfer and became Carnage Cosmic. Apparently,This happend some long time ago because all symbiotes have an inborn fear of both Galactus and Silver surfer as the surfer summoned Galactus to "Their" planet and he consumed it.Ill dig up the book and try to post scans.

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    I could have sworn that they said ages ago this story was coming.

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    could've sworn i heard the galactus ate the symbiote planet. still reading it though.

    I thought that too. I had to look it up. This is what I found.

    "The backstory to the concept of the symbiotes has never been clearly established. It is implied that Galactus, devourer of worlds, consumed a world which they had conquered and where they had thrived, based on Carnage's reaction to the Silver Surfer, former herald of Galactus. It is shown through the Carnage symbiote that this was a world whose dominant life forms had been overrun by the marauding symbiotes, though whether or not it is the world on which the symbiotes originated is never clarified."

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    #29  Edited By neiliusprime

    The current Guardians of the Galaxy run by Bendis isn't that bad as some people say. It's nowhere near as good as DnA's work.

    I am curious to see how this story plays out.

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    #30  Edited By TheVenomSite

    @powerflux: The planet they went to was actual one that was already taken over by the symbiotes, not their home world. However, the bit in the article about not knowing how the symbiote got in the custom dispensing machine (where Spidey found it) was actually explained in Planet of the Symbiotes: http://imgur.com/a/cvYkH

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    Anybody want to make odds on Rocket and/or Groot getting infected(?) by a symbiote?

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    any time there is a planet of the symbiotes, or symbiote infestation, I am greatly dissapointed, and the story contradicts previous symbiote info

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    So i post the news first, and yet my thread gets locked? Hows that fair?

    Thats stupid

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    I have enjoyed BMBs run so far. I'm exited to see how this goes.

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    I see now why venom is now involved,I liked him in his solo series building flash venom's character,Im skeotical of Bendis' plan for the Guardians of the Galaxy,but Planet venom does sound kinda cool,my moneys on skrulls being involved somehow

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    Venom has a gun ! Evurybody get down !

    # Carol can't pull off that mohawk

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    I might check this out.

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    Well it's a Bendis story so it's likely to be crap.

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    Oh, I'm Intrigued.

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    #40  Edited By Cernokus1984

    Hey were is Angela...? I wonder if Bendis is going keep her in the comic our if he's replacing her with Captain Marvel.

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    @powerflux: no they didn't forget, I've read that story and they never said it was the symbiotes home planet just that it was a planet ruled by symbiotes

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    @micah said:

    Interesting, come to think of it. We don't know much about the symbiote race as a whole. It will be interesting to see them expand the mythos.

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    So here's a couple of nitpicks. First, why do the all alien symbiotes seem to have white spider like markings on their chests? Second, why are all the symbiotes black? Venoms descendants come in every color of the rainbow red, blue, yellow, green, purple, are venoms kids and grandkids somehow special?

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    Huh. Venom has been around for what 30 years and this is just now happening. Weird.

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    Finally showing the Symbiote Planet after YEARS

    Just a 3-issue arc.

    WAT

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    #47  Edited By Crackdown
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    We are pleased we get to see our home world! We hope Auntie Zzaadhs and Uncle Zzxxz are doing well

    But remember, our race is of many colors!

    -Phage

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    @micah said:

    Interesting, come to think of it. We don't know much about the symbiote race as a whole. It will be interesting to see them expand the mythos.

    Hopefully it will be good

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    I can't believe there never has been a story about that O_o

    Sounds very interesting.

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    Why do the symbiotes look like Spider Man already?

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