Kill ‘em all! Venom tried to kill Crime-Master and Jack O’Lantern to protect his loved ones… but he failed! Now it’s time for the chaos that follows!
The official description from Marvel:
Venom faces a gauntlet of doom as the Crime-Master unites Jack O’Lantern, The Human Fly, Toxin and more to destroy Flash Thompson!
The Crime-Master’s plan is so diabolical, so vile, that it forces Eddie Brock to become a symbiote’s host once more – and takes the war to Flash Thompson’s Family, Betty Brant and even Peter Parker!
The villain’s know that Flash Thompson is Venom. So Flash decided to clean up that mess by not acting like the Avenger he supposedly is, and now he’s dealing with the results of those bad choices. It’s time for Venom to prove his worth as he frantically tries to play hero! Flash must stop the bad guys, protect the innocent civilians and not kill the criminals in front of them. On top of all that he also has to try and save his loved ones.
What Rick Remender has done with Venom has been nothing short of phenomenal, and this issue is just more of the same. Chaos ensues on almost every page as the action and narrative keep picking up speed all the way to the cliffhanger finish that will leave any fan eager for the next installment. Working with his future replacement Cullen Bunn we get an issue that feels like the culmination of the 17 issues that preceded it and a story arc that feels like a good swan song for a stellar run.
The art in this issue is smooth and clean. Wether it’s Toxin attacking or Venom free falling, Lan Medina makes the world look serene and chaotic at the same time. The characters are detailed, the world looks great and the action is top notch.
This latest issue is the whole package, a great story and strong characters all built from 17 issues of expert story telling. It’s been fun chaos and I can’t wait to see where Flash Thompson goes from here.