Marvel made Venom a god and Thanos president of the Eternals

The last time Venom got a whole crossover for symbiote shenanigans, he left with a seriously huge upgrade: Eddie Brock is now the god of all symbiotes, with the power to sweep through their minds at will, no matter where they remain in deep space.

Today’s Venom #1 exposed a brand-new power: Eddie can likewise piggyback on the minds of all symbitoes throughout time, leading to some lovely freaky visions — and a simple method for authors Al Ewing (Never-ceasing Hulk) and Ram V (Swamp Thing) to tease what’s turning up in the brand-new series.

What else is occurring in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be excellent comics. (And if you missed out on the last edition, read this.)


“Hello, Eddie,” says a venom symbiote in the shape of a man, with no face but round, red, glowing eyes, in a room of alien astronauts it has just violently slaughtered in Venom #1 (2021).

Image: Al Ewing, Ram V, Bryan Hitch/Marvel Comics

Don’t fret, there’s still street-level Venom experiences to follow, as Eddie’s kid Dylan partners with the Venom symbiote for bad man beat ‘em ups. But for Eddie’s god-sized powers, there are god-sized issues, like this symbiote-inhabiting entity who might or might not call itself Chaos.

All I understand is I dislike his eyes.

“Hey, kid. What’s up?” says Killer Croc, who, even kneeling, looms hugely above Robin/Dick Grayson in Robin & Batman #1 (2021).

Image: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen/DC Comics

Robin & Batman #1 is Craving For Sweets’s Jeff Lemire taking a swing at Cock Grayson’s early days as Robin with the assistance of Dustin Nguyen’s moody watercolors. The important things I liked finest about it was completion of problem tease, where it looks like Killer Croc is going to end up being a gamer in the story due to the fact that of an unforeseen connection: He utilized to be amongst the “oddities” shown by the circus that utilized the Graysons.

“Your choice is supposed to define you. It’s your everything. It’s who you’re going to be after you leave here,” explains a bald teen character as he walks away with a record of Hall and Oates’ Private Eyes. A pregnant teen next to him yells “Hey!” in What’s the Furthest Place From Here? #1 (2021).

Image: Tyler Manager, Matthew Rosenberg/Image Comics

What’s the Outermost Location From Here? #1 is embeded in an odd world where life ends the minute you turn 18, unusual wraiths patrol the streets, and gangs of teens tribalize around rotting retail facilities, developing their own culture around artifacts they don’t even comprehend, Mad Max design. If that didn’t appear odd enough, among the primary characters is pregnant and none even understand what that is. I’ll absolutely read more problems.

“I sometimes forget how much politics can refresh the spirit,” says a triumphant Thanos over the body of Zuras in Eternals #7 (2021).

Image: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribić/Marvel Comics

Oh! Thanos is president of the Eternals now! That sentence completely makes good sense!

A prospective member of the warlike Bana-Mighdall is accepted for choosing a nonlethal weapon while her cohorts are rejected for choosing guns in the backup story of Wonder Woman #781 (2021).

Image: Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge/DC Comics

If there’s something that back up stories — a timeless superhero custom that DC has actually restored throughout much of its most significant titles this year — is the chance to world integrate in methods you can’t in the primary title. And Vita Ayala continues a pattern of including more cultural custom to Marvel Lady canon with this narrative about how ladies are inducted into the Bana-Mighdall. (That is, the aggressive, not never-ceasing spin-off of the Amazons who declined the Greek gods to form their own secret warrior society in Male’s World.)

Four power-rangers like characters loudly and woodenly discuss how they suddenly have vast martial artist knowledge. A panel later, a fifth character points hilariously at a silver automobile while shouting “I’m connected through lei energy to this legendary ghost car!” in Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #6 (2021).

Image: Kyle Starks, Chris Schweizer/Image Comics

It is a goddamn disaster that 6 Partners of Trigger Keaton is over and I can just publish another panel from it that made me totally stubborn belly laugh and is still making me laugh as I take a look at it now. His little arm!

The Thing stands shocked over a red field filled with what appear to be the corpses of every entity in the Marvel Unvierse, including Eternity, Arishem, Galactus, Surtur, Fin Fang Foom, and many many other superheroes in The Thing #1 (2021).

Image: Walter Mosley, Tom Reilly/Marvel Comics

Walter Mosley and Tom Reilly’s The Important Things is a real throwback to early Wonderful 4 because it’s a very odd comic where anything and whatever can occur without appearing consequences. However likewise, Ben Grimm exists to ground everything mentally.

“You’re trying to build a new generation of villains that you can control?” asks James Gordon. “What better way to advertise our wares than to pit them against your caped crusader?” responds a creepy man in Joker #9 (2021).

Image: James Tynion IV, Stefano Raffaele/DC Comics

I’m positive adequate to state that James Tynion IV’s Joker has actually definitely surpassed my expectations and simply keeps removing increasingly more layers of a “rotten rich” onion, as with this last discovery of why the Joker has such a mad-on for the undetectable hyper-rich of the world: They’re attempting to clone him. Why? So they can have their own designer mind-controlled supervillains to secure and obfuscate their interests. This is bonkers and yet, for a superhero universe, seems like it makes overall sense.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.