Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Venom – War of The Realms | Comics

While chaos reigns across Manhattan, Eddie Brock tries to stop the "War of Realms" without his Venom symbiote.

Shortly after discovering his cancer returning, Eddie Brock asks The Maker to remove his symbiote and it ends up escaping into a crowd. "War of The Realms" reaches to Earth in the meantime, causing death and destruction around. Eddie tries to find a safe place for his son Dylan Brock as monsters running rampant in New York City.

Now that he has no Venom symbiote to keep him safe, Brock plans to take Dylan to abandoned safehouse of Rex Strickland. They came across a Fire Demon nearing an alleyway and patiently waited for that monster to go away. Finding cover nearing a warehouse, Eddie sees a family being chased by Dark Elves that he decides to help.

He tries to drive those Elves to him to let their would-be victims escape and engages them in a brawl only to get stabbed by them. Leaving him to bleed out, they chase after civilians and then Dylan gets spotted by one Elf who attempted to kill him but got his neck broken by timely arrival of Brock while being observed by War Witches of Malekith.

Intrigued by his bloodlust and rage, one of the War Witches comes to Brock with an agenda when he arrives at Rex's safehouse. She casually melts a gun Eddie pointed at her and claims that he doesn't want a firearm but something else. So, she offers him a mystical Asgardian crystal called Dreamstone to conjure up a weapon that he desires.

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Venom – War of The Realms | Comics

Though Dylan warns him not to trust her, he reaches out to it and transforms into a Venom-like symbiote creature with crystal spikes and Nordic runes inscribed on its body, which feels very similar to his other, yet quite different. It starts to heal his internal wounds but Brock bites off an arm of War Witch when she asked him to serve Malekith.

Keeping his ward behind safehouse doors, Eddie goes out to fulfill his duty as a "Lethal Protector" of innocents. He finds a group of Dark Elves torturing civilians beside a troll and his newfound symbiote fills him with bloodlust. To settle scores of their previous encounter, Venom mercilessly rips them apart and decapitated the troll as well.

He realizes that his dark emotions are being manifested by power of Dreamstone and Brock even introduces himself to a civilian as Venom by referring himself to "I" instead of usual "we". Elsewhere, the hurt War Witch feels humiliated at Eddie's betrayal and she attempts to seek a new pawn in a dark apartment, who turns out to be Jack O'Lantern.

Eddie Brock continues to clear streets amidst an all-out chaos and his suit grows stronger as he flips over a Roxxon tank. An imposter who was humiliated by Venom in past, Jack is powered by a Dreamstone crystal and goes after his enemy. He hits up Brock with a burst of flame and mocks him for not do away with his symbiote's great weakness to fire.

Eddie doesn't even flinch by his enhanced suit or flaming bat skeleton and instead recalls his memory of almost killing previous Jack O'Lantern. He then sics a pair of Wild Hunt hounds on Venom when he wasn't able to get an upper hand. As he was giving chase to Jack throughout the city, he suddenly gets smashed with a mace of a Frost Giant.

His feeling of concern and love for Dylan starts making him weak and so, Brock recalls on more bad memories. He grows big to match sizes with them to finish them off and his symbiote even adapts to Jack's attack by shaping into Asgardian armor. Eddie's growing rage gives War Witch hope of eventually turning him into a war-puppet for Malekith.

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Landfall of Sinister Symbiote

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Venom – War of The Realms

As dark forces of Malekith continues to rage Earth, writers Cullen Bunn (Drax – The Children's Crusade, Drax – The Galaxy's Best Detective) and Frank Tieri has joined team to tie up Venom monthly comic-book series with "War of The Realms" crossover event for Marvel Comics, collecting issues #13-15 and Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage.

Bunn was aided by artist Iban Coello (Deadpool & The Mercs For Money – Mo' Mercs, Mo' Monkeys, Justice League Beyond 2.0 – Power Struggle) on core storyline while Danilo Beyruth took on Cult of Carnage on-shot issue by Tieri. Cover arts were done by Dan Brown, Kyle Hotz and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – Genesis, Inhuman – Lineage).

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Manhattan in Chaos

Asgardian Dark Elf has some serious plans for Eddie Brock and his symbiote, who is approached by one of his War Witches. Her efforts to corrupt Venom with a mystical artifact miserably failed when he denies working for her. She then recruited an imposter Jack O'Lantern with same power-enhancements, who would gladly take the offer.

Despite Jack trying to take him down, Brock would rise up and get involved in Malekith's plan to take over Nine Realms. Meanwhile, his psychotic offspring Carnage prepares to make a grand comeback to New York very soon. War of The Realms will soon be followed by another new adventure of Venom in "Absolute Carnage" event tie-in.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted | Comics

Kraven the Hunter returns to hunt and this time he is after animal-themed villains of Spider-Man for one big hunt.

After rekindling his relationship with Mary Jane Watson once again, life was going good for Peter Parker. He has crossed paths with mercenaries Black Ant and Taskmaster a few times as Amazing Spider-Man. Taking down those baddies, he didn't notice that these two are kidnapping some of those bad guys from his rogue's gallery.

In one of their recent encounter, he saw them chasing after Rhino and they managed to bag Aleksei Sytsevich when he was busy saving Aunt May. What he doesn't know is that these super-villains are being delivered to Kraven the Hunter, who has returned once again and teamed-up with evil genius Arcade for a secret scheme.

Going back to Savage Land, Kraven decided to start a new family and begins hunting humanoid Ani-Men, created by High Evolutionary. Seeing his beloved creatures getting slaughtered, he complied with Sergei and made 87 clones of him. These kids grew into adults pretty quickly and he sent them all throughout world to become hunters.

Meanwhile, he spent time building a fortune and reclaimed his kingdom in anticipation of their arrival but only one of them showed up. It appears that, the last son of Kraven has hunted down all his brethren to prove himself worthy, to which his father felt proud but his heir refused to settle down just yet without killing Spidey.

He then explains his son that nature of hunt has been changed and therefore, they should change their way as well. Due to climate change and increased number of poachers, their kingdom is dying now but instead of hunting these unworthy humans, he wants them to hunt super criminals that take inspiration from animals.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted | Comics

These villains have taken their names from the beasts without honoring their soul and Kraven wants them to feel how it is like to be hunted. He attends a party of wealthy elites of society hosted by Arcade and following introduction, offered them the greatest hunt of their lives by arranging for them to hunt down vicious baddies.

Previously in a family dinner with Mary Jane and Peter Parker, young Billy Connors had a heated argument with his father, Curt Connors and he sneaks up to get into a party with friends but gets kidnapped by Black Ant and Taskmaster. The Lizard contacts Pete to ask him send Spider-Man after him and help find his son if possible.

Billy was found by Black Cat at New York port who got baited by her old partner Hammerhead. Before getting knocked out by those two mercenaries, she sends a message through a modified Spider-Tracer that Spider-Man gave her years ago. He immediately ruses to their location while she tries her best to comfort Billy trapped in Plaza Hotel.

In his weakened state, Spidey managed to reach to coordinates sent by Felicia but sees no one there and then he suddenly gets ambushed by Last son of Kraven. A mysterious green mist is released in air that made him hallucinate about a grim future where he sees Mary Jane lying in blood and he gets beaten senseless in the mean time.

He wakes up later in Central Park wearing his infamous black costume and surrounded by all of those abducted villains. Believing him to be responsible for their capture, Scorpion attacks him but their fight is very short-lived when a group of Kraven-Bots came shooting at them all and everyone quickly start running for their lives at once.

Beetle tried to escape for her life but is hit by a large force field, which traps everyone within boundaries of Central Park as a prey. Inside of Plaza Hotel, Arcade invites wealthy elite group of hunters to join him and explains how they can take part in a great hunt by controlling an army of Kraven-like androids using advanced VR device.

Spider-Man was able to save Gibbon from an angry mob of Hunter-robots but was convinced to side with Vulture. In a shocking turn of events, Taskmaster ended up betraying his pal Black Ant and zaps him for a huge bounty. Back at home, MJ waits for Peter to return and worries for him as she is being secretly watched by a mysterious entity.

The Lizard has managed to get his way into this chaos looking for his son and encounters young son of Kraven in combat. Spidey made a shocking discovery coming across Black Ant of what has been originally planned here for those hunters. Then Sergei Kravinoff eventually showed up revealing his true intention about all this to Web-Head.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Hunted

Bringing everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler back to his roots for modern-day audience, writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) continues his run in "Hunted", fourth ongoing storyline from Amazing Spider-Man monthly series for Marvel Comics, collecting issues #16-23, #16.HH and #18.HU-20.HU.

Spencer has teamed-up with artists Gerardo Sandoval (Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc., Venom – Homecoming), Humberto Ramos (Spider-Man – Big Time, Spider-Man – Dying Wish) and Ryan Ottley (Haunt, Invincible) for main storyline.

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Kraven's Biggest Hunt

Additional penciler Alberto Alburquerque, Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Uncanny X-Men – Revolution), Cory Smith, Iban Coello (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Venom – The Abyss) and Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men – Apocalypse Wars, X-Men Gold – Evil Empires) has worked on side stories and one-shot issues.

Taking care of his family in Savage Land, Kraven the Hunter wishes to rebuild his legacy with help from High Evolutionary. One of his sons managed to take down all of his siblings and together they arranged a great hunt. However, instead of going after his loved ones they went after all of Spidey's costumed enemies for a grand plan.

Many references to past events that leads back to both Kraven and The Lizard from "Kraven's Last Hunt", "The Gauntlet", "Grim Hunt" and "The Clone Conspiracy" were made throughout entire course of the story. Nick Spencer would likely to come back with another Web-Head adventure next time in "Behind The Scenes" storyline.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Walking Dead – Rest In Peace | Comics

Though Rick Grimes thought Commonwealth to be a sanctuary for humanity, it could also bring doom to every living survivor.

Defending their home during "The Whisperer War" and then surviving "A Certain Doom", entire community of Alexandria gets busy rebuilding. Eugene Porter makes a discovery of another survivors' group and Rick Grimes sends a scout team. They are welcomed in Commonwealth and Michonne finds her long-lost daughter Elodie there.

Governor Pamela Milton of Commonwealth meets with Rick to visit their home, Hilltop, Kingdom and Sanctuary. There is a class-based social system in Commonwealth that disgusts Dwight and he proposes that they liberate these people of their shackles but Rick refuses and even ended up shooting him to put a stop to his madness.

Governor Milton gathers everyone to address what happened and assures that Rick's group is still welcomed among them as he saved her life. Rick had spat with Michonne for involving Pamela into this, which has led to such mess but she argues that Dwight had always been a loose cannon and he eventually forgives her at last.

Magna sends Siddiq to go and check on Rick right after he stops by at Hilltop community to gather more people to go with him. Aaron, Carl, Dante and Jesus join him in his journey and they came across a herd of walkers. Juanita Sanchez AKA Princess met them on her way back home from Commonwealth and offers her help.

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The Walking Dead – Rest In Peace | Comics

Devastated by the death of her lover, Laura decides to turn things around and approaches Commonwealth Military leader, Mercer to discuss their similar interest in overthrowing Milton. He goes back to his fellow soldiers realizing a growing distaste for current establishment among them but is arrested by Lance Hornsby and his men.

Pamela meets Mercer at jail asking about his sense of loyalty and he showed her the hypocrisy of her ways. Back at Hilltop, Maggie feels worried for not sending enough men to Commonwealth as she doesn't trust Pamela at all. Brianna suggests that she should go there herself if she wants to while she can watch over little Hershel here.

Princess talks about how people are dangerous and Commonwealth reminded her just that but Carl was able to convince her joining them. They got out of hiding before that herd was being redirected to another direction. Meanwhile, Eugene and Stephanie were at an abandoned train yard with no guards, who didn't see those walkers coming.

Laura came visiting Mercer to get him out of his cell and she does so through an explosion with a bit of help from George. Everyone heard that blast going off, even Jesus and his expedition team from outside. Deducing what just happened; Rick heads over to Pamela's office to quickly get her to safety as a revolt starts growing against her.

On their way at back exit, Sebastian sees them and starts demanding to know what is up and laughs it off when Rick tells him what is going on. To which, he angrily reacted to the brat stating how everyone hates them for being jerks. Escaping town, they came across Rick's friends and he instructs Jesus to take Pamela to Greenville.

Even though people are fed up with Milton and her ways, they snap back hard at Mercer and his men when they arrest Lance. Seeing that people don't really trust his ways, he approaches Rick for help and asks him to take lead but he argues that people are not ready yet to accept him as their new leader and they will need time for that.

With much luck, Eugene and Stephanie were successful in escaping from derelict train yard after tricking the surrounding herd of walkers and made it to town, only to see it up in flames. When everyone was busy fighting for control and overthrowing tyrants, a massive swarm of undead army has found their way to Commonwealth.

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The Walking Dead – Rest In Peace

In a shocking turn of events, creator/writer Robert Kirkman (Image United, Invincible) finished up his zombie-apocalypse saga of The Walking Dead in "Rest In Peace" storyline with artist Charlie Adlard (Judge Dredd, The X-Files) on board. Instead of regular six issue format, this one is concluded in last seven issues of Image Comics monthly series.

It may seem quite shocking for readers for TWD ongoing series to end like this all of a sudden but Kirkman already foreshadowed his endgame at an early stage of the story. Commonwealth is a state of civilization that is almost close to what humanity had before being devastated by zombie-apocalypse and is a great point to make a stop at.

Many that have lived up till end were present and there were some hints of what happened to others who were not present in sight. Major characters like Carl Grimes, Maggie, Michonne and Sophia has quite lived up to their true potential. However, things didn't end up as nicely for someone who actually deserved a lot better ending.

As expected, Kirkman never dropped a clue of how this outbreak started at the first place and neither did he disclose his origin for what virus has caused this. May be in future, he decides to do a side-story or a spin-off series like Fear The Walking Dead show based on same universe, where he explores that particular topic in more details.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Avengers – War of The Vampires | Comics

Blade the Vampire Hunter joins Avengers to stop mysterious Shadow Colonel from starting an undead Civil War.

After reforming The Avengers lately, Black Panther was elected as new chairperson and he also started gathering people for Agents of Wakanda as a support crew. One of his newest recruits, original Wasp goes to Transylvania for rescuing legendary vampire hunter Blade and Morbius the Living Vampire, with some bloodsuckers on pursuit.

An unlikely help came in time as Colonel John Jameson AKA Man-Wolf, who assisted them on space. Sensing an impending Civil War of vampires, King T'Challa calls in a meeting with his teammates and filled them in on what he knew. To fight off a new faction among them opposing Dracula, he invites Blade to join his team.

Shortly afterwards, Castle Dracula came under heavy attack by an unknown vampire warrior named Shadow Colonel and his Legion of the Unliving. They ruthlessly scoured through every corners and corridors before killing all of its guards and inhabitants in search for Lord of the Damned but came to find his coffin already empty.

Disappearance of Vlad Tepes has stirred many factions of undead race to go rabidly running amok. One of these groups ran into Blade and Captain Marvel when they attempted to hijack a Roxxon aircraft. Black Panther and Iron Man had to face another horde of them at The Great Mound, who came looking to get their hands on Vibranium.

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She-Hulk and Ghost Rider are sent to Monster Metropolis in Manhattan, where Mephisto pays a surprise visit to a clueless Robbie Reyes. Captain America and Thor visits Transylvania to save local villagers from being slaughtered by another rogue crowd of vampires but soon, they ended up running to see Shadow Colonel arrive there.

He came to Avengers Mountain with his talking dog Sarge and is confronted by Blade for interrogation. In below quarters, Sarge triggers Robbie to transform into a monstrous form by invoking name of demon masters from Ghost Rider legacy. Now totally out of control, he drives their enemies out of there and goes AWOL with them.

At Ukrainian border, Winter Guard member Darkstar and Vanguard astonishingly watches Vlad Dracula to approach them seeking political asylum in Russia. Looking for their rogue Rider, The Avengers locates the lord of the damned in a Federal Penal Colony where Tony Stark pays him a secret visit but got busy controlling a sudden prison riot.

Shadow Colonel and his new Legion then arrive at Madripoor to wipe out a group of peaceful vampires. After Baroness Blood, Carpathian, Rat Bomber and Snowsnake eliminate all adults, Ghost Rider is ordered to burn down a pack of their children hidden in a safe room but that task seemed to be too much even for a monster from Hell.

Robbie is punished for his disobedience with more chanting but then his Avenger buddies shows up out of nowhere. Stuck into highways of Hell deep beneath his own psyche, he desperately tries to break free. Meanwhile, his teammate Carol Danvers, Odinson and Steve Rogers attempts to get him out of this madness.

As they struggle hard to get Robbie back on his rocker, Black Panther teams up with She-Hulk to deal with rest of Legion members Carpathian and Snowsnake. Blade decides to draw attention of Shadow Colonel by shooting at his devil dog Sarge and engages him in a final confrontation to put an end to a looming Civil War among vampires.

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For his third run on current Avengers volume, writer Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, The Unworthy Thor) has returned to work on "War of The Vampires" storyline for Marvel Comics in 2019 with artists Andrea Sorrentino and David Marquez (Defenders – Kingpins of New York, Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever).

Collecting issues #13-17 from eighth monthly ongoing comic-book series of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, a recent adventure have forced the heroes to deal with a brewing Civil War of vampires. To deal a better hand with this situation, they rescued Blade, The Vampire Hunter from Romania and then invited him to join team.

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Kingdom of Vampires

Following recent reformation of The Avengers, unlikely enemies are rising from shadows and are being dealt with alongside newest allies. Their rival superhero group Winter Guard from Soviet Union has rebuild themselves as well but this time, its members are being led by Red Widow, latest product of infamous Red Room.

Being hunted by a deadly Legion of Unliving and their ruthless leader, lord of the damned has surrendered himself to Russia. When all dusts are settled, final plan of Count Dracula as well as real identity of Shadow Colonel will be revealed. Also, Cap and his team will get involved in upcoming crossover event "War of the Realms" very soon.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man – Lifetime Achievement | Comics

J. Jonah Jameson is about to receive lifetime achievement award from Mayor Wilson Fisk and Spider-Man had to come to his rescue.

During his time at Daily Bugle as its editor in chief, J. Jonah Jameson had been publishing one hit-piece after another claiming Spider-Man to be a public menace to raise awareness, never knowing that one of his employee and young freelance photographer Peter Parker was actually the man behind that mask he hated for so long.

Most recently, Parker made a huge revelation of his identity to Jonah and entrusted him with responsibility of its secrecy. It made things awkward for both of them but JJJ is trying hard to make up for his mess. Although people are pretty skeptical about his abrupt change of stance on Spidey but Jameson is adamant that they all owe him.

Next thing he knows, Jameson received an invitation from Mayor Wilson Fisk to receive a lifetime achievement award from their mutual friend Spider-Man, which Peter saw him announcing on TV. He showed up at Century Club in a Limo and is greeted by Spidey but due to years of habit, started shouting at him immediately.

Parker tries to reason with him about not showing up at Fisk's party because of his criminal past but JJ believes that Parker owes him this, claiming Jonah has been trying to repair his reputation but Pete reminds him that Jameson himself has ruined it. Seeing no apparent way of convincing Webhead, he walks alone to the party.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Lifetime Achievement | Comics

The Enforcers showed up out of nowhere to kidnap Jonah and engage in a brawl with Wall-Crawler. Having no luck at faring against him, these old-school mobsters try to shoot Jameson only for Spidey trying to save him next and get beaten. Waking up after a while, they find themselves among the company of Mac Gargan AKA Scorpion.

A mystery voice from unknown brought J. Jonah Jameson here to tell him his own story and starts projecting events from his life. It shows how he made Spider-Man a sworn enemy to how his insane obsession to take him down eventually led to Gargan being subjected to experiment, birth of Human Fly and creation of Spider-Slayer.

Then he met his second wife Marla and his father but they all died including Frederick Foswell, fellow Daily Bugle reporter and friend turned crime boss named Big Man. However, he Jameson turned out to be a traitor when he finally become pro-Spider-Man after year of rallying people into fight against "Webbed Menace", turning his back.

To punish him for his alliance with Web-Slinger, his unforeseen enemy unleashes Mac Gargan, Human Flies and a Spider-Slayer. Among a bunch of clones and LMDs, only Scorpion was the real deal and with a little help from JJJ, they managed to defeat them all until a giant-sized version of Big Man breaks in to crush them for good.

A ghost of his past came back to haunt him for stance he took lately but things are resolved over as he worked with Spider-Man. Meanwhile, a beaten up Gargan got his payday cancelled moments before he is kidnapped by Black Ant and Taskmaster. He wakes up to find himself captive alongside with Cobra, Tarantula, Stegron and Vulture in a cell.

Following his association with Big Man earlier, assassin-for-hire Arcade lost a huge sum of money and then Kraven the Hunter came to Arcade Industries with a business proposition. Peter and Mary Jane joined Dr. Curt Connors and his family for lunch when May Parker got caught between a Rhino chase by hired mercenaries.

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Jameson Goes Pro-Spider-Man

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hired writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) on board to take Amazing Spider-Man back into his roots. Assisting him on his third consequent run will be artists Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) and Ryan Ottley (Haunt, Invincible).

After getting back to his regular superhero business in "Back to Basics" storyline and then opposing Odessa Drake leading a newly reformed Thieves Guild by teaming up with his former ally Black Cat in "Friends and Foes", Spidey is slowly approaching toward a new challenge set up by an old foe while a new one closely watches his every move.

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Saved by Webbed Menace

Peter Parker revealing his secret identity of being Spider-Man to J. Jonah Jameson is referenced through and through (Peter Parker – The Spectacular Spider-Man – Into The Twilight) and build premise of their latest misadventure. Hints of "The Clone Conspiracy" helped reflect on how Curt Connors has reunited with his formerly deceased family.

Webhead also faces Fancy Dan, Montana and Ox returning as The Enforcers from his early days of crime-fighting. A face-off between former Daily Bugle publisher, J. Jonah Jameson and current mayor of New York, Wilson Fisk was really unexpected. "Lifetime Achievement" collects issues #11-15 from current run and leads directly to "Hunted".
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Venom – The Abyss | Comics

Going through an emotional meat grinder, Eddie Brock learns of a little brother he never knew of and secrets of his Venom symbiote.

After his encounter with Knull, God of symbiotes, it took all of Eddie Brock and his partner Venom to go up against him. They manage to burn his remains into ashes but not before Eddie's connection with Klyntar are severed. With its voice being stripped now, he becomes alone and wakes up into a lab next to a man in shadows.

He introduces himself as The Maker, Reed Richards of Ultimate universe and starts unraveling his motives. Knowing that Brock has recently fought against Grendel symbiote linked to an elder god, he sent a team posing as Anti-Symbiote Taskforce to extract sample of that dragon's remains, who found Eddie's badly-burnt body out there.

Since Brock has no recollection of past events that happened after his encounter with dragon symbiote, The Maker reveals to him that Grendel survived and he was able to extract a sample from but it was stolen from his lab earlier. Believing Eddie has some form of connection to person or people who stole it, Reed has abducted him.

Currently working for a group who calls themselves "Project Oversight", he fills in on how Venom went berserk on his extraction team when they found Brock and even killed a few. He then showed up on his father's doorstep, scaring his younger half-brother Dylan before he is locked up by Oversight, which he has no memory of.

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The Maker also remarks that his symbiote has been erasing parts of his memory to spare him from trauma and Eddie asks if he has extracted Venom. He throws a scalpel at Brock that a tendril has caught, which explains that Klyntar is still there. However, its battle against Knull was so taxing that now it has lost voice or personality.

The Maker tells him that they need to reconnect his symbiote to its hive-mind and late Flash Thompson is the only person who has survived that experience. Eddie is distraught to suddenly learn that Flash is no more and gets furious immediately upon learning that he stole a codex, cellular imprint of his symbiote from Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

When he states to dig Flash up Arlington National cemetery to extract his codex and try to reconnect it to hive-mind, Eddie Brock angrily charges at him with a raging fury in his Venom form. He then proceeds to leave with Flash's codex after locking The Maker up in a morgue locker but is faced with armed forces with sonic cannons.

Eddie absorbs Flash's symbiote and let his personality to take over, transforming into Agent Venom and makes a swift escape. He goes to Arlington for real this time to pay his respects to Flash Thompson, promising to continue the good fight. To seek some answers from his past, Brock rides a bus straight to his home at San Francisco.

The Maker eventfully comes out of his captivity and enters a room observing many events at play involving Galactus and Silver Surfer, Morlun, Spider-Army, Thanos and The Unseen. A hooded figure hands out a vial stolen from Maker's lab to a woman claiming to serve their lord Knull as they stand next to a badly-burnt Cletus Kasady.

Alongside his Venom symbiote that has taken the form of a dog, Eddie shows up at his father's doorstep and recalls a childhood accident that bankrupted their family. His attempt to find out why he came here a month ago goes down to drain as Carl Brock wants nothing to do with his son and punches him out before closing the door on his face.

His symbiote violently reacts to this by turning into an enormous maw but leaves abruptly seeing a young boy named Dylan Brock calling Carl "dad". While he has taken temporary shelter to street and has starts coughing blood, a badly bruised Dylan showed up to him in an alleyway days later, claiming that they have to kill their father.

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An Unpleasant Homecoming

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Venom – The Abyss

Helming a brand-new monthly series for wicked web-slinger of Marvel Comics, writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Thanos – Thanos Wins) has returned to continue his ongoing saga following "Rex" in 2019 through "The Abyss" storyline, which collects issues #07-12 from fourth volume of Venom comic-book run.

He took aid of artists Iban Coello (Deadpool & The Mercs For Money – Mo' Mercs, Mo' Monkeys, Justice League Beyond 2.0 – Power Struggle) and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – Genesis, Uncanny Avengers – Lost Future) in going back to past of Eddie Brock to dig up some old wounds and hurt him some more with a distant memory.

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Oversight of The Maker

In his previous adventure, Eddie got burned alive when he fought off an elder god of darkness who wore a symbiote dragon. His Venom symbiote became brain-dead after that and was not responding to his calls anymore. He woke up finding himself in captivity of an alternate universe Reed Richards and learns Flash Thompson is dead now.

Before running out of captivity, he leans that Klyntar has been erasing parts of his memory for some time. When he starts digging, dark secrets from his past begin to resurface to haunt him in form of a little brother he never knew he had. He soon is about to get tangled in "War of The Realms" crossover events among many heroes of Marvel.
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