I ended my Venom #4 review with the comment, “I wouldn’t mind seeing an issue or two focusing on character development now that we’ve had four straight issues of frenetic action.” Venom #5 certainly granted my wish! So join me as I examine Rick Remender’s effort to explore Flash Thompson’s emotional baggage. Read the review and leave a comment, or I’ll eat your brains!
WRITER: Rick Remender
ARTISTS: Tony Moore and Tom Fowler
INKS: Crimelab Studios
COLORS: John Rauch
LETTERS: Joe Caramagna
Flash, in his Venom gear, rescues some victims from The Human Fly. Apparently, The Human Fly got an “upgrade” that lets him dissolve people with his vomit and consume them like a real fly. That was news to me. Anyway, the battle takes place at the church where the Peter Parker originally separated himself from the symbiote, which makes the raging alien hard for Flash to control. Flash wins by (more…)