Sleeper Agent, a new symbiote, will debut in August
A new symbiotic character, Sleeper Agent, is set to debut in Venom #11 when it comes out in August. The acclaimed series from Al Ewing, Ram V and Bryan Hitch continues to explore symbiotic mythology. Now he’ll continue that by bringing the Sleeper symbiote into the fray with a deadly new look. Of course, this look can change… it’s a symbiote after all.
Who or what is the sleeper agent?
The upcoming 11th issue of Venom kicks off a three-part story titled “Venomworld.” Venom #11 sees Eddie and Dylan Brock reeling from the revelations in issue #10. Dylan is still at Bedlam’s mercy. Meanwhile, Eddie is currently battling across the galaxy to learn more about the symbiotes. However, all of their plans change when the Sleeper symbiote arrives.
Bryan Hitch shares with Marvel that Agent Sleeper is becoming the symbiote he loves to play with. “He hasn’t seen too much of it, but that’s about to change as he gets serious and ups his game,” says Hitch. He goes on to share that the Sleeper symbiote adds a new element and player to the world of Venom. The Sleeper brings with it chemical and biological warfare. Of course, all of this can change in an instant as symbiotes are constantly evolving.
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The Sleeper symbiote first appeared in 2016 Venom #165 by Mark Bagley and Mike Costa. The new symbiote debuted as one of the Alchemaxes who was spawned by Eddie’s Venom. After birth, the Sleeper remained hidden in the lab to escape the Symbiote Task Force. However, the creature soon found its way, merging with Eddie, and then as Eddie’s pet cat.
The Sleeper symbiote exhibits several different powers. These include superhuman strength, super speed, stamina, regeneration, wall crawling, and the ability to shapeshift into objects. Additionally, he can produce special secretions that clear minds, click, and read thoughts.
You can see the sleeper agent in action in Venom #11 on sale August 3.