Venom To Get His Own Marvel Event, To Lead ‘New FF’ In It With She-Hulk, X-23, Ghost Rider.

Rick Remender is awesome. He’s going to be writing another gang of off-kilter bad asses in addition to Uncanny X-Force and Secret Avengers. This ragtag batch of douches and devils will team up in an upcoming event taking place within the pages of Venom, and Remender will be sharing writing with Jeff Parker and Rob Williams.

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“”We’re all floating around in the Negative Zone,” joked Jeff Parker at the start of Marvel Comics latest NEXT BIG THING conference call as this time around, the purpose of the conference remained secret until everyone had arrived. Joining press for the event were writers Rick Remender, Jeff Parker, Rob Williams along with artist Tony Moore and editor Jeanine Schafer.

The group revealed that this coming February, a crossover is in the offing for Marvel characters including the leads of “Venom,” “Ghost Rider,” “Hulk” and “X-23.” However, the story will technically all take place within the pages of “Venom” with issues being labeled #13, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4 and finally concluding in #14. The announcement was accompanied by some early art from “Venom” #13 by artist Stedano Caselli, which can be seen at right.

“The origin of the thing is a little crazy,” Remender said, noting that the story started between him and Jason Aaron proposing Wolverine could be a part of the action. “One of the big ideas was finding a way to freshen up that idea that Walt Simonson and Art Adams did when they made Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange The Fantastic Four.”

The story turned to a new take on the “New FF” idea with X-23, Ghost Rider and Red Hulk joining Venom on a new team. Schafer said all the characters here have been searching to find themselves as heroes and are all in need of support on that quest as the story starts.

Sounds good to me. I’ll read anything by Remender at this point. Or at least give it the old college try.

“They’re all second generation characters in a lot of ways,” Williams added, noting the attraction was that “They’re going into this thing as one version of themselves, and by the time it’s over they’ll all be changed. The plot breakdown we’ve got is pretty exciting in that regard.” The participants said that the story will hold impacts for all the books the characters star in full time. “As we’ve been talking about this back and forth, we’ve been finding the way these characters intertwine without even trying,” Schafer said.

“The origin of the thing is a little crazy,” Remender said, noting that the story started between him and Jason Aaron proposing Wolverine could be a part of the action. “One of the big ideas was finding a way to freshen up that idea that Walt Simonson and Art Adams did when they made Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange The ¬†Fantastic ¬†Four.”

The story turned to a new take on the “New FF” idea with X-23, Ghost Rider and Red Hulk joining Venom on a new team. Schafer said all the characters here have been searching to find themselves as heroes and are all in need of support on that quest as the story starts.

“They’re all second generation characters in a lot of ways,” Williams added, noting the attraction was that “They’re going into this thing as one version of themselves, and by the time it’s over they’ll all be changed. The plot breakdown we’ve got is pretty exciting in that regard.” The participants said that the story will hold impacts for all the books the characters star in full time. “As we’ve been talking about this back and forth, we’ve been finding the way these characters intertwine without even trying,” Schafer said.