Sunday, 1 September 2013

Stuff I Read: Venom: Toxin with a Vengeance

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Stuff I Read

Venom: Toxin with a Vengeance

Collects: Venom #31-35
Flash Thompson is currently the host of Venom and he has just moved to a new town, as he settles in he encounters a strange creature. The Toxin symbiote is currently hosted by Eddie Brock, the 2nd (after Peter Parker) and most famous host of the Venom symbiote.

They take the traditional team up path of fighting, then working together to beat a common foe, before leaving each other with a grudging level of respect. It's all good, but it's not anything we haven't seen before. What makes this title good is the character moments with Flash adjusting to life and being determined not to use prostetic legs or the Symbiote and to get by with his chair.

 The scratchy art work takes some time to get used to, but it's worth a look. Other than knowing who Flash is and who Eddie is, no prior Spider-knowledge is really needed, which is nice.

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