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 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’s convenient that he shared a number of design elements with the previously mentioned characters.

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