The new generations of readers have a totally different idea of Venom; most of them don’t even know that once he was a bad guy.
Thanks for making me feel my age. I actually like it. Flash's admiration for Spider-Man lead him to finally lead him on to path to be the hero he is know. I can't see him getting rid of the spider symbol because of that. Also everybody says he looks like Spawn well how about Spawn looks like the Prowler. Having a completely original look is next to impossible nowadays.