Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A Spy-Thriller Meets Spider-Man Meets War Movie--Venom #1
Rick Remender and Tony Moore, the men behind Fear Agent and the Franken-Castle part of Remender's Punisher run have teamed up yet again to present a series about the venom symbiote as a military operations suit worn by Spider-Man supporting cast member Flash Thompson--although you don't need to be reading Spider-Man to follow along. How is the premiere issue? Worth reading.
After being set-up at the new Venom in the Spider-Man #654 back-up and shown on his first mission in #654.1, Flash Thompson gets to just jump straight into the mission this issue, using the Venom suit to bust up some heads. Rick Remender delivers some solid plotting and dialogue, making us see how Thompson truly believes in his country and wants to serve it--as opposed to the new Jack O' Lantern we see whose mysterious boss and he are only concerned with causing chaos and making money.
3.5 out of 5 stars.