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Venom rebooted as a Black Ops hero in new Spider-Man comic

02.09.2011

He might be one of Spider-Man's oldest foes, but Marvel has decided to give Venom his shot at the big time in a new starring role as a HERO in a fresh plotline.

In Amazing Spider-Man #654, the symbiote, now in the possession of the US government, is assigned to a young soldier who lost his legs in the Middle East. He'll use it to carry out secret Black Ops missions for the government all over the world, though is only allowed to equip the suit in 48 hour intervals to avoid being driven insane by it.

So who's wearing it? Possible spoilers: Flash Thompson, the bully who used to pick on Peter Parker in high school is the injured vet given a second shot with the new suit.

Readers can expect "a big dollop of high adventure, dipped in international intrigue puree and sprinkled with a healthy love of Sean Connery 007 films," creative team head Rick Remender says. "It's full of big action and classic Spider-Man villains but is always mindful to place our hero, Flash Thompson, in difficult situations that demand he use as much brain as brawn."

The new Venom design seen above is pretty damn cool looking, and if this series is a hit, I wouldn't be surprised if this got turned into a feature film in the not too distant future.

Extra Tidbit: Venom had such potential in SPIDER-MAN 3, sigh.
Source: USA Today

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4:55PM on 02/10/2011
look like a cross between the venom custome and the deadpool custome...thats how i see it anyways..@ extra tidbit yeah i agree too...too bad they made him into a hissy
look like a cross between the venom custome and the deadpool custome...thats how i see it anyways..@ extra tidbit yeah i agree too...too bad they made him into a hissy
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2:20PM on 02/10/2011
This is horrific, and not in the good way that Venom should be.
This is horrific, and not in the good way that Venom should be.
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2:22AM on 02/10/2011
um...spawn?
um...spawn?
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12:57AM on 02/10/2011
Man spider-man used to be cool now it's a walking fail.
Man spider-man used to be cool now it's a walking fail.
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12:43AM on 02/10/2011
Why does the Spider-Man universe have so much trouble stepping outside of their cast of supporting characters??? I like the concept here because Venom did indeed grow stale but Flash as Venom? Really? Too many characters with ties to Peter Parker is simply too dumb to believe.
Why does the Spider-Man universe have so much trouble stepping outside of their cast of supporting characters??? I like the concept here because Venom did indeed grow stale but Flash as Venom? Really? Too many characters with ties to Peter Parker is simply too dumb to believe.
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10:10PM on 02/09/2011
i'm glad they are doing something interesting with one of the STALEST characters in comics!
i'm glad they are doing something interesting with one of the STALEST characters in comics!
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8:43PM on 02/09/2011

ummmm

what kind of pansy ass venom is this!? i want to see venom ripping off peoples heads and shitting down their necks!
what kind of pansy ass venom is this!? i want to see venom ripping off peoples heads and shitting down their necks!
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8:38PM on 02/09/2011

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Don't forget the ridiculous White Venom, when Brock was cured of his cancer, and his white blood cells merged with the symbiote. Frank Castle should have put a slug in the back of his head when they were in Mexico together....
Don't forget the ridiculous White Venom, when Brock was cured of his cancer, and his white blood cells merged with the symbiote. Frank Castle should have put a slug in the back of his head when they were in Mexico together....
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7:40PM on 02/09/2011
This could be fun. I like the idea of him wearing a suit for only 48 hours before going banana. But Flash Thompson? Okay.
This could be fun. I like the idea of him wearing a suit for only 48 hours before going banana. But Flash Thompson? Okay.
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6:03PM on 02/09/2011

uhm... how does this count as a reboot?

aren't reboots a "starting over" type of deal? to my knowledge, old venom is still hanging around.
aren't reboots a "starting over" type of deal? to my knowledge, old venom is still hanging around.
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2:42PM on 02/09/2011
Hey... I just wanna say... about Amber Heard's hotpants to win... the real question is... does it come *uh-hum*... unwashed?
Hey... I just wanna say... about Amber Heard's hotpants to win... the real question is... does it come *uh-hum*... unwashed?
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2:25PM on 02/09/2011
I liked the idea of creativity and trying new things, but Venom is too much of a big character to mess with his comic book history.
I liked the idea of creativity and trying new things, but Venom is too much of a big character to mess with his comic book history.
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4:33PM on 02/09/2011
The article is a tad misleading. It's not messing with Brock's history as Venom just passing the symbiote onto another character. It's a pretty interesting choice.
I'm a geek.
The article is a tad misleading. It's not messing with Brock's history as Venom just passing the symbiote onto another character. It's a pretty interesting choice.
I'm a geek.
7:38PM on 02/09/2011
What Housecoat man said is true. I don't see they mentioned Brock's Venom or Venom+Scorpion Mac Gargan. I'm a geek myself.
What Housecoat man said is true. I don't see they mentioned Brock's Venom or Venom+Scorpion Mac Gargan. I'm a geek myself.
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2:04PM on 02/09/2011

Here come the nerd rage!!!!

1. Venom was NEVER evil and aside from trying to kill Spider Man for ruining his life he wasn't even really a villain. He was never running around robbing backs or committing mass murder or trying to take over the world.

2. The only REAL Venom is Brock. David Michelinie crafted a great character in Venom and during his appearances between Amazing Spider Man 299-380 comes close several times to killing Spidey and Spidey even has to fake his death to get Venom to leave him alone.

3. After
1. Venom was NEVER evil and aside from trying to kill Spider Man for ruining his life he wasn't even really a villain. He was never running around robbing backs or committing mass murder or trying to take over the world.

2. The only REAL Venom is Brock. David Michelinie crafted a great character in Venom and during his appearances between Amazing Spider Man 299-380 comes close several times to killing Spidey and Spidey even has to fake his death to get Venom to leave him alone.

3. After Venom's appearances in AMS he got fucked around a bunch during his run of limited series which results in the Symbiote DYING! The next time we see the Symbiote it is some how alive and is jumping from Cancer patient to Cancer patient to survive cause it has abandoned Brock.

4. Since the above mentioned story arc the only good Venom story that come was the short lived Venom "Tsunami" title which had the sybiote stalking victims in the acrtic Ala The Thing.

Venom is my all time fav Marvel comic character, just edging out Dr. Doom, but in all honesty Marvel needs to put him to bed. All of the things that made him awesome and interesting in the beginning have now been completely ignored over the past decade of stories. Just let him die, the majority of the demograph they are aiming for wasn't reading Venom when he was cool so why they keep thinking they need to use him to boost popularity is beyond me.

Ult. Venom was alright, aside from being purple.
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2:39PM on 02/09/2011
You're a man after my own heart...
You're a man after my own heart...
4:33PM on 02/09/2011
Thanks, i try not to nerd out all that much but the nonsense that Venom has been through over the years really irks me, lol
Thanks, i try not to nerd out all that much but the nonsense that Venom has been through over the years really irks me, lol
8:32PM on 02/09/2011
Don't forget about that rediculous "White" Venom when Brock supposedly got cured of his cancer via the symbiote. The white....yeah that's the symbiote meshing with Brock's white blood cells.....Frank Castle still should have killed him when they went to Mexico!!!
Don't forget about that rediculous "White" Venom when Brock supposedly got cured of his cancer via the symbiote. The white....yeah that's the symbiote meshing with Brock's white blood cells.....Frank Castle still should have killed him when they went to Mexico!!!
10:15PM on 02/09/2011
TO be honest that was after i'd given up on the character. I recall seeing pics and hearing about the white Venom and was all like WTF?!?

In the end the horrid debacle that is Toxin has killed all my symbiote love outside of classic Venom.
TO be honest that was after i'd given up on the character. I recall seeing pics and hearing about the white Venom and was all like WTF?!?

In the end the horrid debacle that is Toxin has killed all my symbiote love outside of classic Venom.
1:39PM on 02/09/2011
Venom will be given proper justice with the new Spider-Man movies. He should be a reoccuring character that makes a difference in a smaller way (Boba Fett, Two-Face, etc)
Venom will be given proper justice with the new Spider-Man movies. He should be a reoccuring character that makes a difference in a smaller way (Boba Fett, Two-Face, etc)
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1:38PM on 02/09/2011

obviously for a movie

Its like with deadpool, its gonna be very hard to take what is mostly a "bad guy" and give him a story that makes him a "good guy". BC if you tie it in to the rest of the world where these characters come from how do you, explain the fact that he will be a killer of innocent people later on, hard to root for that guy. So if yoiu just reinvent him as a good guy, you still have that character. I think its all about getting a movie made to capatalize off of spiderman.
Its like with deadpool, its gonna be very hard to take what is mostly a "bad guy" and give him a story that makes him a "good guy". BC if you tie it in to the rest of the world where these characters come from how do you, explain the fact that he will be a killer of innocent people later on, hard to root for that guy. So if yoiu just reinvent him as a good guy, you still have that character. I think its all about getting a movie made to capatalize off of spiderman.
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1:49PM on 02/09/2011
You obviously never read the 'Venom' spin-off comic book series after 'Maximum Carnage'...
You obviously never read the 'Venom' spin-off comic book series after 'Maximum Carnage'...
1:36PM on 02/09/2011
Venom was EVIL and became a pathetic caricature of himself after becoming a fan's favorite and Marvel wanted to do as much money as possible with him... Venom knowing Spidey's true identity, it will be interesting to see Flash's reaction when he discovers it...
Venom was EVIL and became a pathetic caricature of himself after becoming a fan's favorite and Marvel wanted to do as much money as possible with him... Venom knowing Spidey's true identity, it will be interesting to see Flash's reaction when he discovers it...
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1:23PM on 02/09/2011
Hmm I say if they want to do a venom movie then remove all traces of spiderman and just go with the story they have now. That alone could make for an interesting movie.
Hmm I say if they want to do a venom movie then remove all traces of spiderman and just go with the story they have now. That alone could make for an interesting movie.
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1:46PM on 02/09/2011
that's probably how they will do it anyway, do they wouldn't be tied to much to the Spidey franchise... And thats not always a good idea... STEEL anyone ?!
that's probably how they will do it anyway, do they wouldn't be tied to much to the Spidey franchise... And thats not always a good idea... STEEL anyone ?!
1:04PM on 02/09/2011

?!!!

I love this quote by schwarzgeršt:

"He might be (one of Spider-Man's oldest foes), but only if you ignore the 20 years of Spidey titles published before Venom's first appearance." I agree.

As for this being made into a movie. No, Tassi. It won't.

And as for 'Venom having such potential in SM3' no he didn't. The original character and black costume saga DID. Topher Grace had nothing to offer.
I love this quote by schwarzgeršt:

"He might be (one of Spider-Man's oldest foes), but only if you ignore the 20 years of Spidey titles published before Venom's first appearance." I agree.

As for this being made into a movie. No, Tassi. It won't.

And as for 'Venom having such potential in SM3' no he didn't. The original character and black costume saga DID. Topher Grace had nothing to offer.
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8:35PM on 02/09/2011
Actually we're talking about 26 years or so....(1963 - 1989(Venom's appearance). I think the writer forgot about Spideys rogue gallery for a minute there......hell even the Punisher made his debut in Amazing Spider-man as a villain!!!
Actually we're talking about 26 years or so....(1963 - 1989(Venom's appearance). I think the writer forgot about Spideys rogue gallery for a minute there......hell even the Punisher made his debut in Amazing Spider-man as a villain!!!
12:37PM on 02/09/2011
One of Spidey's oldest foes? Hardly... Venom is the product of Todd McFarlane and first showed up in Amazing 298 in and around 1990. Marvel long ago ruined Venom, read the original venom stories, he was a horrific bad ass that due to his popularity got watered down into the crap they throw around today and call it good writing.
One of Spidey's oldest foes? Hardly... Venom is the product of Todd McFarlane and first showed up in Amazing 298 in and around 1990. Marvel long ago ruined Venom, read the original venom stories, he was a horrific bad ass that due to his popularity got watered down into the crap they throw around today and call it good writing.
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12:23PM on 02/09/2011
This is an interesting idea. BUT...there really isn't any reason for Marvel to make this new character VENOM itself, other than name recognition. There are a dozen other symbiote entities to choose from.
This is an interesting idea. BUT...there really isn't any reason for Marvel to make this new character VENOM itself, other than name recognition. There are a dozen other symbiote entities to choose from.
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1:48PM on 02/09/2011
As far as i recall there are currently 2 others to choose from. The Orange/Yellow female from Separation Anxiety and Toxin the offspring of Carnage. Every other one has been killed off (including Carnage and even the second Carnage) unless they brought some of them back.
As far as i recall there are currently 2 others to choose from. The Orange/Yellow female from Separation Anxiety and Toxin the offspring of Carnage. Every other one has been killed off (including Carnage and even the second Carnage) unless they brought some of them back.
12:20PM on 02/09/2011

Looking forward to this

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I think it's a typo. It should read "He might NOT be one of Spider-Man's oldest foes"
Considering the context of the rest of the paragraph, it makes sense that it's a typo.

As for Flash as Venom.. I'm very curious as to where it's gonna lead. Having read interviews with the creative team, I think they have some good ideas that will lead to fun stories to a villain/character that was becoming rather stale.
to schwarzgeršt:
I think it's a typo. It should read "He might NOT be one of Spider-Man's oldest foes"
Considering the context of the rest of the paragraph, it makes sense that it's a typo.

As for Flash as Venom.. I'm very curious as to where it's gonna lead. Having read interviews with the creative team, I think they have some good ideas that will lead to fun stories to a villain/character that was becoming rather stale.
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11:43AM on 02/09/2011
"He might be one of Spider-Man's oldest foes"

He might be, but only if you ignore the 20 years of Spidey titles published before Venom's first appearance.

Venom was only ever decent when used sparingly as a villain. Once they turned him into an anti-hero with his own limited titles in the early '90s or thereabouts, he became a caricature of his former self.

Now he's a black-ops secret agent? Jesus, just when you thought it got bad with the whole Scorpion / Venom bullshit...
"He might be one of Spider-Man's oldest foes"

He might be, but only if you ignore the 20 years of Spidey titles published before Venom's first appearance.

Venom was only ever decent when used sparingly as a villain. Once they turned him into an anti-hero with his own limited titles in the early '90s or thereabouts, he became a caricature of his former self.

Now he's a black-ops secret agent? Jesus, just when you thought it got bad with the whole Scorpion / Venom bullshit...
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