I’ll be interested to see how many copies of #25 were actually ordered. I know there were variants, and now the 2nd prints…but in my area…it really wasn’t an easy to find book (Regardless of cover).
I had one shop owner specifically say he went very light as he just didn’t know what type of response he would get once shops opened back up. Not to mention, at that time, we were still in a bit of limbo with regards to whether they actually would be open. Certainly still a very large print run I’m sure…but compared to other issues/precovid, etc…I’ll be curious to see.
There were quite a few people asking for it here and they were gone on the initial day? Fully realize I’m just generalizing on what I saw in my area.
Yeah, true. Typically we humans love anniversary and other numbers that split up the good old hundreth of a place for some reason… so yeah, with a lot of shops still on edge about opening, people on edge about venturing out… I could see some shops going lighter than usual for their big #25 for this issue.
Yeah, same here in KC as well. I’m wondering if the second print of #25 might end up being less desirable if first print orders were super low. I’ll still be grabbing a copy regardless since that splash page is sick, but it’ll be interesting to see how Covid effects what the key ends up being. It’s already wild a FCBD issue got scooped at this point.
I’ve been thinking more about this subject and also believe another possibility would be that of Orwell Taylor
1st appearance-Lethal Protector #1…Orwell hates Eddie/Venom for killing his son. Entire comic existence is about seeking vengeance against Eddie and Venom.
His armor while in the The Jury very strongly resembles that of Virus…
The only missing piece is the Goblin association. Also, Orwell worked for Life industries/has ties…so any Virus relation could come from that.
New to site. Love the speculation on who the new character might be. I’m beginning to believe - like devildog - “Virus” is Phil Urich. Normie impaling his heart, the iron suit with the arc reactor, the glider and bombs. While he’s blaming Brock for ruining his life, Flash may have done something to Urich to piss him off. Now that Flash is part of Brock’s DNA Virus may have simply transferred his hatred to Brock?
Virus knows Dylan somehow. Dylan may not be Eddie’s son, based on the Sleeper’s comment. Virus was following Eddie and wants to kill him. On the other hand, he was not interested in Dylan. Who is Dylan? Who is he to Virus?
At the end of Venom 26 we see the buildings with the Codex symbol. Leading us to believe in that future he/they are ruling as the Ultimate Avengers are still missing. The Maker said he was “home.” How does Virus fit into all of this? Could Eddie have done something to Virus in the future that his current self is unaware of? Good stuff!