Releasing this November Guardians of the Galaxy #21 will begin a three issue arc entitled “Planet Of The Symbiotes.” Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Valerio Schiti, the plot will follow Star Lord and his crew arriving upon a planet populated by the symbiotes who first appeared in Secret Wars crossover as Spider-Man’s new costume. Where the Symbiote came from has been a secret ever since, despite multiple characters wearing the ‘Venom costume.’ Brian Michael Bendis came up with the story based upon the following:
I looked it up and I was like no, there’s been a planet we’ve seen taken over by symbiotes, but have we not seen the planet of the symbiotes? I called Tom Brevoort ( Marvel Senior Vice President ), I go, could it be that even in the craziness of the ’90s when it was Venom, Venom, Venom every five seconds, that this story has not been told? And he goes, yeah we’ve never been there. And I’m like, now I have to do it! It’s crazy.
If anyone deserves to ride the success of Guardians of the Galaxy its Bendis, who was active in the film’s production as a consultant years before James Gunn became involved. I look forward to this arc, and wonder why no one got around to explaining the Symbiote until now.
SOURCE: Comic Book Resources