Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Wade von Grawbadger
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
THREE WEEKS AGO. Bolivar Trask visits Ryker’s Island to speak to Dr. Curt Connors in the Maximum Security wing. A week later, at the Triskellion, the Gwen Stacy clone is being interviewed by Tony Stark, assited by Connors, on how many memories she has from the original Gwen and if she can become the parasite designated as “Carnage” at will. As she tries to do so, Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin causes an explosion that rocks the entire facility. Gwen uses that opportunity to escape into the Hudson and wind up on the docks shortly after.
THE PRESENT. Peter and MJ’s make-out session outside Midtown High is interrupted by Eddie Brock. He wants the Venom parasite back and knows that Peter is aware of its location. If he fails to deliver Eddie will expose his identity to the press. As Spider-Man he later tries to enlist the aid of both the Fantastic Four and the Ultimates, but neither are available at the moment.
Getting out of the rain at the Bugle, Peter surfs the web for more information on Roxxon, Trask, Silver Sable, and Trask’s interest in the parasite. He finds an article in which Trask denies his connection to the super-soldier program, nor military applications on what he has called the Symbiote Effect, eerily described in terms which Richard Parker used in explaining the mechanics of “The Suit.” Peter leaves his (more…)