Putting the symbiote on Flash Thompson was a stroke of genius at Marvel editorial. Despite the character being scary as hell, readers want Venom to be a sort of good guy. Putting him in space was also a good move, though it’s weird how chummy Earth agencies are with all these alien races while leaving most of humanity Earth-bound.
And if you mispronounce Venom just right, it rhymes with ROM, which this series may echo, and which brings up my concern and hope for the upcoming IDW series by Chris Ryall and Christos Gage. Almost everything that makes ROM a beloved series is that it’s a beloved Marvel series. Venom now is in line to take on all that mythos.
Flash Thompson is a lot of things. Soldier. Veteran. Double amputee. Host to a powerful alien symbiote. Guardians of the galaxy. Spider-Man’s biggest fan. But now, apart from his fellow guardians, he’s going solo for a brand new ongoing series in VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #1!
From creators Robbie Thompson and Ariel Olivetti comes a tale of action, adventure and alien intrigue. Now an ambassador of Earth and an Agent of the Cosmos – Flash Thompson is getting to be the one thing he always wanted. A BIG. DAMN. HERO. Strap in, hold on and blast off – you won’t want to miss the start of a brand-new adventure as Venom swashbuckles across the universe in VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #1 this November!
VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #1 (SEP150686)
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Variant Covers by MIKE DEODATO (SEP150687)
And RON LIM (SEP150690)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP150689)
Hip-Hop Variant by MIKE CHOI (SEP150688)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 11/25/15