Pencils: Thony Silas & Roger Robinson
Inks: Decastro, Mendoza, Bit & Robinson
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: January 16th, 2013
The first half of this issue was the holy crap moment that I suppose anyone reading a Venom comic was waiting for. The, what will happen if Flash Thompson doesn't have control over the symbiote, moment. At the end of the last issue we saw Flash slapped aside, starting to get up while wearing the visage of the Venom we all remember, and this issue starts there.
It is incredible the power that the symbiote has and the fact that it is able to do so much damage to the U-Foes without even really trying. It is able to control other humans and use them as puppets while it pummels other with its tendrils and the fists of its host. This is shown in spades throughout the first half of this issue and it is almost sad to see how powerful Flash could be if he would just lose control. I think that other scary part is it is hard to tell if it is just the symbiote anymore considering there is also that demon inside of him.
Regardless, that is not what this comic is about. It is about Flash being a human and trying to be the best person he can be. After he...well the symbiote...disposes of the U-Foes he is left alone in Philadelphia to start his new life. There is actually a kind of sad, and creepy, scene on a rooftop of Flash talking to himself...sort of.
On top of all of this mess there is some serious crap going down in New York. It seems the Eddie Brock has resurfaced and if you remember the last time we saw him he had found himself a new symbiote to have use him. So it seems Toxin is coming and the coming Venom issues should be entertaining. Glad I didn't drop this title, it seems we are starting to pick up steam again.