I've been waiting a long time for Venom's Return
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- Start things off from the preview. Brock gets briefed on the situation. Lee-Venom is flying a helicopter trying to get out. Spider-Man arrives and sees this new Venom isn't Flash. Lee decides to kill Spider-Man. Symbiote doesn't want to kill. Brock sees the Symbiote as refers to it as 'My darling'
- Brock is in the sky. Confirms the civilians are cleared. The helicopter he is on the does not have sonic weapons but the team on the ground does. Containment unit is also on the way. They open fire on the Lee-Venom
- Brock and Spider-Man talk. Brock has a plan to stop Lee-Venom (one that Spider-Man won't like)
- Spider-Man tells the Symbiote that he'll be the new host. Symbiote agrees since it sees Spider-Man as a hero and removes itself from Lee in a painful way. Spidey traps the symbiote in a container. Symbiote is pissed and hates Spider-Man for this. Lee is brought into custody.
- Back at FBI Headquarters, Brock asks a guard named Gibbons what will happen to the Symbiote. Gibbons said it will be transported off-world. Brock knocks Gibbons out.
- Final scene shows The Gibbon's Commanding Officer finding him webbed up to a wall and the Symbiote escaped. Beautiful page at the end showing Venom swinging through the city.
Venom is back
I thought the issue was alright. One thing I can't understand:
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Eddie's Plan made zero sense to me. Eddie was obviously a hero as Anti-Venom and in the Carnage Series. Instead of framing Spider-Man, why didn't he directly ask the symbiote to bond back with him instead? Eventually the symbiote is going to find out the truth. I mean, it can read minds.
I was really relieved to see the guard Eddie assaulted was alive. At first I thought Eddie snapped his neck but he ended up knocking him out.
I'm really hoping for progression. A new start for Venom and not regression (back to hating Spider-Man and senseless killing). I'm perfectly alright with him seriously messing bad guys up though! I'm sticking around. Looking forward to the Venom/Stegron Fight