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Venomverse Saga Reading Order Checklist
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Venomverse Saga Reading Order Checklist

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Imagine if there was a universe in which all of your favourite Marvel characters had a venomized version of themselves? Well, with you Venomverse you need no longer ponder.

Eddie Brock, the host of the Venom, gets dragged into an alternate dimension which is full of symbiotes just like him. Although, instead of the hosts being regular people, we see a menagerie of Venomized heroes. These Venoms are at war with a threat known as The Poisons, and they need Brock’s help to win the war.

Due to its popularity, the Venomverse concept has been extended to include sequels and preludes. The problem is that it can be a confusing to see where everything fits in together. But it doesn’t have to be! With this hand reading order you’ll be able to follow the whole Venomverse saga from start to finish.

Soon you’ll be riding the Venomverse in no time at all. Enjoy!

How to read the Venomverse saga

The Venomverse saga is told over a number of miniseries, short stories, and crossovers. Some of it is self-contained stories, like the Edge of Venomverse miniseries. Others, such as the Cullen Bunn penned work, span over multiple series.

It’s up to you how you want to read it. Check out the Edge of Venomverse or Extreme Venomverse series if you’re looking to dip your toes with short stories. Those who want to read the full saga should check out the reading order below.

Venomverse reading order

Below is the recommended Venomverse reading order, which includes the prelude series, the original series, and follow ups. Follow this if you want to read the whole saga.

Edge of Venomverse TPB cover by Francesco Mattina.
Edge of Venomverse TPB cover by Francesco Mattina.

Edge of Venomverse

Edge of Venomverse is a prelude series that explores different venomized version of established heroes throughout the multiverse.

If this series seems familiar, it mirrors the format of Edge of Spider-Verse, which was a prelude series to the Spider-Man event Spider-Verse.

Edge of Venomverse #1 (of 5)
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Roland Boshi.
Note: Focuses on a venomized X-23. 

Edge of Venomverse #2 (of 5)
Written by Christopher Hastings. Art by Irene Strychaski.
Note: Focuses on a venomized Gwenpool.

Edge of Venomverse #3 (of 5)
Written by Simon Spurrier. Art by Tigh Walker.
Note: Focuses on a venomized Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes).

Edge of Venomverse #4 (of 5)
Written by Ryan Key. Art by Andre Lima Araujo.
Note: Focuses on a venomized Logan.

Edge of Venomverse #5 (of 5)
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by James Stokoe.
Note: Focuses on a venomized Deadpool.

Edge of Venomverse: War Stories
Written by Declan Shalvey, Magdalene Visaggio and Cullen Bunn. Art by Annapaola Martello, Declan Shalvey and Tana Ford.

Venomverse #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.
Venomverse #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Venomverse

Venomverse is the original series in the saga, which kicks it all off in proper. Check out the miniseries and the optional tie-in.

Venomverse #1 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomverse #2 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomverse #3 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Monsters Unleashed #8 (optional tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Andrea Broccardo.

Venomverse #4 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomverse #5 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

X-Men: Blue Annual #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.
X-Men: Blue Annual #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Poison-X

Poison-X is a crossover between Venom and X-Men: Blue. Venom and the time-displaced X-Men team up to take on the Poisons, who were introduced in the Venomverse series.

You can find out more about this crossover in the Poison-X Reading Order Checklist.

Venomized #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.
Venomized #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Venomized

Venomized is the final part of Cullen Bunn’s Venomverse saga. Read this to see the conclusion.

Venomized #1 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomized #2 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomized #3 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomized #4 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Venomized #5 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.

Extreme Venomverse #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu.
Extreme Venomverse #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Extreme Venomverse

To celebrate 35 years of Venom, Marvel have decided to return to the Venomverse in 2023. This five-part anthology series sees an array of short stories featuring different versions of Venom from throughout the multiverse. It will also help set up for the next stage in the Venomverse saga, Death of the Venomverse.

Extreme Venomverse #1 (of 5)
Written by Ryan North, Leonardo Romero, and Mirka Andolfo. Art by Paulo Siqueira, Nico Leon, and Leonardo Romero.
Available May 2023

Extreme Venomverse #2 (of 5)
Written by Al Ewing, David Pepose, and Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Vicenzo Carratu, Ken Lashley, and Paul Davidson.
Available May 2023

Extreme Venomverse #3 (of 5)
Written by Taran Killiam, Jed MacKay, Ty Templeton, and more. Art by Rod Reis, Danny Earls, Nelson Daniel, and Ty Templeton.
Available June 2023

Extreme Venomverse #4 (of 5)
Written by Alyssa Wong, Peach Momoko, and D.J Bryant. Art by Peach Momoko, Ken Miimura, and more.
Available July 2023

Extreme Venomverse #5 (of 5)
Written by Kelly Thompson, Jordan Blum, Cody Ziglar, and more. Art by Gurihiru and others.
Available July 2023

Death to the Venomverse #1 cover by Björn Barends.
Death to the Venomverse #1 cover by Björn Barends.

Death of the Venomverse

Cullen Bunn returns to extend the Venomverse saga with its biggest story yet. Carnage is on the loose in the multiverse and is going to kill as many versions of Venom as he can.

Death of the Venomverse #1 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Geraldo Sandoval.
Available 2nd August, 2023

Death of the Venomverse #2 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn, David Michelinie, and Taigami. Art by Geraldo Sandoval, Taigami, and others.
Available 9th August, 2023

Note: Death of the Venomverse #2 also includes a story by Venom co-creator David Michelinie in the vein of Lethal Protector and Taigami introduces readers to Kid Venom.

Death of the Venomverse #3 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn, David Michelinie, and Taigami. Art by Geraldo Sandoval, Taigami, and others.
Available 16th August, 2023

Death of the Venomverse #4 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn, David Michelinie, and Taigami. Art by Geraldo Sandoval, Taigami, and others.
Available 23rd August, 2023

Death of the Venomverse #5 (of 5)
Written by Cullen Bunn, David Michelinie, and Taigami. Art by Geraldo Sandoval, Taigami, and others.
Available 30th August, 2023

Marvel has collected Taigami’s Kid Venom comics into a one-shot.

Kid Venom: Origins #1
Written an art by Taigami.

Collected editions

Prefer to read your comics in a collected edition? These are the trade paperbacks you’ll need to track down.

Edge of Venomverse
Collects: Edge Of Venomverse #1-5

Venomverse
Collects: Venomverse #1-5

Venom and X-Men: Poison-X
Collects: X-Men: Blue #21-22, X-Men: Blue Annual #1, Venom #162-163

Venomized
Collects: Venomized #1-5

Extreme Venomverse
Collects: Extreme Venomverse #1-5

Death of the Venomverse
Collects: Death of the Venomverse #1-5

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