By now people should be aware that the Venom symbiote suite has a new host. After spending some time with Mac Gargan, the suit has been ripped away and is in government custody. Deciding to use the suit as part of a new type of super-soldier program, Flash Thompson became the bearer of the suit. He's had training and has gone on some missions, all the while, doing his best to maintain control over the suit.
Because of the savage nature of the symbiote, Flash has experienced moments where his anger or excitement has increased the suit's longing for dominance. His time wearing the suit is to be closely monitored and limited but after an extended mission in the Savage Land and a tussle with Kraven the Hunter, Flash may have gone past the point of no return with the suit. To make matters worse, Flash's girlfriend, Betty Brant, has been kidnapped by an enemy that discovered his identity and while trying to save her from a giant bomb, he is forced into a confrontation with Spider-Man.
Because the symbiote hates Spider-Man so much and Flash is his biggest fan, what will happen when they all face each other?== TEASER ==
Flash is going to have his hands full. Besides trying to convince Spider-Man he needs to save Betty, the suit is getting further and further out of his control. He is risking a complete bonding each time the suit loses control. There's also the fact that those overseeing his missions have the power to permanently neutralize both him and the symbiote.
When the suit tried bonding with Spider-Man and he rejected it, it felt complete rejection. In the moment when Spider-Man stood in a church bell tower so the loud noise would drive the suit away and passed out himself, the suit returned and risked its life in order to save Peter. Since then, the suit has shown extreme hatred towards Spider-Man. Joining with Eddie Brock, the two bonded and knowing Spider-Man's secrets, were a deadly combination. Mac Gargan found out who Spider-Man was courtesy of Norman Osborn but soon had the revelation wiped from his memory.
When Spider-Man and Venom clash now, how much of the past between the suit and Spidey will come out? It would make sense that the suit would lose some control in the proximity of Spider-Man. Will this cause Flash to become aware of his identity? How will Flash's feelings towards Spider-Man affect the suit's reactions? What we should have is a fight between Spider-Man and Venom as well as a fight between Flash and Venom.
Will there be a clear cut end to the battle? Probably not. But this is what I would expect to happen. The combination of Flash's adoration for Spider-Man combined with the suit's hatred should cause havoc as the two try to obtain control. Flash most likely will not discover Spider-Man's identity at this point and it would be unfortunate if Spider-Man discovered it was now Flash wearing the symbiote. Unless Flash's tenure as Venom really is as limited as Dan Slott and Rick Remender have lead us to believe (he can only go on twenty missions wearing the suit), it's too early for Spider-Man to discover the truth.
Either way, I expect an extremely chaotic and brutal battle between Venom and Spider-Man. Hopefully we will get that.