First off, I loved the little ’24 Years Of Venom’ logo on the cover, it was a very clever joke and perfectly fitting with the ethos of the Spider-Books and Wacker’s editorship, cool stuff. The actual story here was just as strong as ever, with Venom totally taking over Flash and rampaging through Las Vegas. The way that Remender brought in Toxin to the story was very cool too. I had almost forgotten about that particular symbiote! And the ending… wow, Flash goes totally off the wagon and breaks up with Betty. This book is not afraid to get dark is it? It’s really surprising how far Remender is willing to go in just punishing Flash Thompson. But Flash had better pick himself up soon! That event with Rulk, Ghost Rider and X-23 kicks off next month, and while I’m sure the sound of that fills many of you with dread, I’m very excited. Lame characters unite!