Saturday, November 17, 2012

Venom #27

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Declan Shalvey
Colors: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 14th, 2012

"Minimum Carnage Part 5: Family Bondage"

Wow are things getting out of hand for Flash and Kaine. This series started out as a whimper for me but is now a roar. At the end of the last issue we learned that the symbiotes were going to be used to make an army, which they have done. There are tons of angry alien suits running around trying to cause havoc and the only people that can stop it are Kaine and the now worn out Flash.
In his weakened state Flash isn't certain he can do much but does everything he can but realizes the only way he can win is if he gives in to the suit for the first time. By channeling his past he is able to control his symbiote and battle off his enemies. He is powerful again and is able to be successful with minimal help from Kaine. Of course, Carnage isn't able to be defeated simply by Flash gaining control of Venom and is able to escape. 

I think that the reason that this series is called "Minimum Carnage" will be completely obvious by the time you finish reading this issue and by the time we all tackle Minimum Carnage Omega next week. I am excited to see how this ends and to see the aftermath.

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