by Punchy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:07 pm
I really think this is one of the most under-rated comics out there at the moment, it’s delivering great superhero action with real emotional depth every month, and nobody is even talking about it! Is it because people think Venom is lame? Look past your pre-conceptions about symbiotes and you’ll see that Flash Thompson is a fascinating protagonist and that Remender’s work here is just as good as Uncanny X-Force. This issue picked up with Flash’s father’s funeral, and the return of the Jack O’Lantern and Crime-Master subplot, but the real meat was Venom’s fight with Captain America and subsequent theft of Cap’s Bike (which leads to the awesome cover, cover of the week for me). I can’t wait to see what kind of crazy shit Flash can get up to in Vegas. Lan Medina joined the book this issue, and whilst his style is a lot cleaner than the earthy Tony Moore, he did a strong job and the fight between Cap and Flash was very kinetic. Seriously, buy this book, there’s no ‘Lethal Protector’ bull-shit, just bloody good comics.