Comic books

Venom's new look seems oddly... Spawn-like

Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool:

So we have a new looking Venom as well… with all sorts of Dark Elf symbols. And yes, it is rather Fear Itself-like but Venom never got a hammer in that one.

I’ve always found it a little awkward how similar to Spider-Man and Venom Todd McFarlane’s Spawn looked. Given how soon after his run at Marvel that he created him, it seemed a little convenient that he shared a number of design elements with the previously mentioned characters.

Venom art by Ryan Stegman

What’s even more awkward is that we now have Venom adopting a new look that essentially fills in whatever gaps existed between McFarlane’s design on both franchises and characters. It’s taken almost thirty years but the circle is finally complete.