Comics : Venom: Lethal Protector

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Section Name: Spider-Man Spin-Offs
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This is the first of many of the Venom Limited Series' that were so representative of the 1990's comics market. The Limited Series model allowed for an endless stream of "Collectors Edition NUMBER ONE" issues. The stories themselves were truly ghastly, yet were popular among the lowest common denominator of fan boys.

The first issue featured a red laser foil etched cover, and was also available in a gold laser-etched variant. An error in the printing process produced a handful of "black" variants. These are effectively "red foil" covers where the foil has not stuck properly, and has peeled off, as shown in this image:

There is also supposedly at least one "white" copy in existence, which is believed to be the product of a similar printing error on a gold foil variant.

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Venom: Lethal Protector #1
Red Laser Foil Cover
Feb 1993 : NM ($5.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Al Milgrom, Sam DeLaRosa
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 Reprinted In: Marvel Firsts: The 1990s Omnibus
 Reprinted In: Spider-Man Family (Vol. 2) #7 (Story 2)
NM ($50.00)
Venom: Lethal Protector #2
Date TBD : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Al Milgrom, Sam DeLaRosa
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 Reprinted In: Spider-Man Family (Vol. 2) #8 (Story 3)
Venom: Lethal Protector #3
Date TBD : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man Appears, Venom vs. The Jury
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Mark Bagley
Inker:  Al Milgrom, Sam DeLaRosa
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 Reprinted In: Spider-Man Family (Vol. 2) #9 (Story 3)
Venom: Lethal Protector #4
Date TBD : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man vs. Female Symbiote (First App.)
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Ron Lim
Inker:  Al Milgrom, Sam DeLaRosa
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Venom: Lethal Protector #5
Date TBD : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man & Venom vs. 5 New Symbiotes
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Ron Lim
Inker:  Sam DeLaRosa
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Venom: Lethal Protector #6
Date TBD : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest
Summary: Spider-Man & Venom vs. Diggers, Roland Treece
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth
Writer:  David Michelinie
Pencils:  Ron Lim
Inker:  Sam DeLaRosa
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 Reprinted In: ToyBiz: Spider-Man Classics Series 1 #2

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