Venom #1 is out tomorow 11/23/16. Here are you spoilers. Click the spoiler protected image to see the panels in question. It is sold out at Diamond Comics Distribuitors. (While a books may be old out at the distributor level, this does not mean you will not be able to find it in stores, it means your store will not be able to order more first print copies.)
The new Venom in Venom #1 is a new first appearance. A quick search for the name shows no previous appearances (however you know how characters always end up in back panels of other books eventually.) However, since this is a new first appearance, it should make the Frankie’s Comics Dell’Otto Variant even more interesting.
Here we meet the man destine to be the new Venom.
We learn he is a former Army Ranger and combat wounded vet who has some struggles.
The previously released image showing a homeless man being possessed by Venom, previously rumored to be Cogliostro from the Neil Gaiman run of Spawn, but now confirmed as not Venom.
In fact, the Venom Symbiote doesn’t like the taste of him.
Anyway, our new Venom took one of Mac Gargan’s jobs and it doesn’t seem to be going well
Our new Venom takes advantage of the situation.
And looks to be angling himself for something bigger than just a costumed villain.