Carlton Drake (Riot) in Venom
Spoilers alert! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, stop reading now!
This is a blog to see how the first appearance of Carlton Drake is doing. I did post about him within last 4 months. The Venom movie is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray. Before we go into that, let’s go over the movie.
Carlton Drake will be the main antagonist in the Venom movie due out October 5, 2018 produced by Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures. Carlton is also known as Homo Arachnis in comic book. However, Homo Arachnis won’t show up in the movie. Carlton Drake will become Riot.
Carlton Drake will be played Riz Ahmed. He is famous for his roles in Jason Bourne (2016) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
Carlton Drake in the comic books first appeared in Amazing Spider-man #298 (March 1988) created by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane. Drake is a leader of the Life Foundation and goes after Venom to create more of his children. He took a sample of Venom’s symbiote and created five more symbiotes. They are Scream, Riot, Lasher, Phage and Agony. However, all of them were defeated by Venom and Spider-man.
Drake later funded the Arachnic Project. He got injected with a serum to cure his cancer but he instead transformed into a spider monster and called himself the Homo Arachnis.
A copy of Amazing Spider-man #298 CGC 9.8 sold for $305.00 on August 17. This book is also great to purchase because this was the first time Todd McFarlane drew Spider-Man and also had the first appearance of Eddie Brock.
Now the hype of the movie is gone and DVD is out, let’s check how this Amazing Spider-man #298 CGC 9.8 is doing. The prices have stay the same. Two auction copies sold for $283.90 and $325 on December 9.
Venom and Riot picture courtesy from Venom trailer.