Series Needed for the New Year (2011)

As we start the new year, what new series are imperative to maintain good characters, bring in new ones, and keep comics from going into chaos.  This list is devoted to the series most urgently needed--and to make the list a series has to sound like it will sell.  I'd love to see a Jewel series, but the world isn't ready for that yet.  These suggestions, though, seem like they could work.  (BTW, these aren't actual series, i just think they should be).  


 
10.Megatron: Megatron is a fascinating character and one that should be explored in depths.  What are his origins?  Why does he hate Optimus Prime so much?  Why does he keep Starscream around?  And how does he stand on the "heroic scale," when he fights both the Autobots and Unicron?  All these should be explored in depth, and the best way to do that would be his own solo series.  
Best Writer for the Job:  Greg Pak.  He has a knack for identifying the best characteristics and themes in earlier portrayals of characters, and balances new variants with old styles perfectly.     



9.  Point Men:  Not many people know who they are, but the Point Men are the defense for attacks in the Pacific.  They are made up of what were the Initiative's best, and their roster has the very unique yet decidedly interesting Stingray, Star Sign, Paydirt, and Devil-Slayer.  This leaves a lot of great story lines to be told.  
Best Writer for the Job:  Jeph Loeb.  He writes nice story lines and manages to make every character have tons of personality.  Sure he doesn't have the depth of the other authors, but he can definately do it well and make sure everyone remembers these guys. 



8.  Gamma Corps--These five exciting characters all have one thing in common: They hate the Hulk.  However, there new status since Osborn's dethrowning is in question, and what do they even want to do?  
Best Writer for the Job:  Frank Tieri.  He worked well with these characters in Dark Reign: Made Men and I bet he has plans for them.  Let's see him get to use them. 


 
7.  Black Cat:  This thrill seeking metahuman with powers that sometimes hurt the ones she love was once a mere sidekick (shall we say Catwoman knock-off), but even then she had great story lines and we all loved her.  Now she seems to want to be a genuine hero, and what better way to keep her from being "the girl peter dates when mj is mad at him" then to give her a solo series.
Best Writer for the Job:  Joe Kelly.  His work on her in Amazing Spider-Man is, well, amazing--and he seems to be one of very few authors who actually cares about the character.  



6.  Rangers:  Made up of Firebird, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Shooting Star, Living Lightning, and Texas Twister; this team deals with all the problems in the south: and act as super-powered border guards.  If this isnt enough to make for an exciting political drama, keep in mind the many ethnicities at work in the team as well as the very diverse personalities.  And won't it be neat to see if Armadillo comes back to the team or not.
Best Writer for the Job:  Mark Millar.  He can write political stories and come up with interesting dynamics between characters.  He also has enough influence to be given big name characters to work with.   



5.  Underworld:  We need to see more of the minor characters in the criminal underworld outside of New Avengers, Spider-man, and Daredevil.  The stories of these three books often conflict, and a lot of characters are just abandoned for a while and then killed off.  A series could show some becoming heroes, others being neutral, and others going the villain route.  It could also sell.
Best Writer for the Job:  Christos Gage.  He combines famous and lesser known characters in dark yet exciting stories that mix many different arcs.  He did an awesome job on Initiative and he could do the same here.  Also, wouldn't it be great for him to add onto his arc about Diamondback and Constrictor's struggles:  And to bring back Taskmaster.  



4. Storm:  The Black Panther series are awesome, and it is really important that Storm keeps her marriage.  But X-fans are angry she isnt showing up more.  Maybe a series with her travelling around the world--perhaps even being an amabassador back in the States, will convince everyone she deserves to stay with T'Challah.  And we all want to see more of her personality--she is an interesting character, why is she ignored so much?  Also, how is she dealing with Forge's villain switch and (fake?) suicide. 
Best Writer for the Job:  Daniel Way.  He, like Pak, identifies the best themes in previous incarnations of a character and then merges them into something new.  He also writes great stories and makes everything interesting and action packed.  On top of that, he can do really dark (Wolverine) really silly (Deadpool) or even a combo.   


 
3.  Shadowcat:  She is a favorite among fans, for year she was the essence of the X-Men, and lately she is being ignored.  You know thats a bad thing cuz soon someone will write her as a seductive assassin or something just to boost sales and interest.  We need a back to the basics, light and fun solo series for her.  She already has a great supporting cast (Wolverine, Collossus, etc.)  This really needs to happen.
Best Writer for the Job:  Dann Slott and Marc Guggenheim.  They write fun stories and Kitty is just the character they like.  They are also much of the reason Brand New Day took off, so maybe they could do the same for Shadowcat.      



2.  Symbiotes:  The new Venom series is a bad idea, and Marvel is going to mess up what makes the symbiotes so interesting if they cant draw parrallels between them and make each one an interesting character.  Brock should stay as Anti-Venom, we need to see why readers should accept the new Venom, and we need to distinguish Cargnage and Hybrid.  Also, what the heck happened to Toxin.  The symbiotes are hugely popular and this is a series that would SELL.
Best Writer for the Job:  Marc Guggenheim.  You need a writer who is part of the Spider-man crew, and Guggenheim is really into Anti-Venom.  He also is a good writer and could come up with a nice series. 



1.  New Warriors:  Tigra is an awesome, unconventional hero, who should stop being Bendis's punching bag and get some attention.  The rest of the New Warriors is pretty sweet too, and i bet people will like Scarlet Spider when they see more of him.  And what team with Slapstick doesn't work?  Initiative was a great series, and we need to see more of them.  
Best Writer for the Job:  Christos Gage.  He did great with the New Warriors in Initiative, and he could do it again here.     
28 Comments
28 Comments
Posted by EdwardWindsor

 @Violet-Eyed Dragon:  you know theres a new short Carnage series right? 

Posted by Ostrichard

Nay, there is only one new series needed this year... 

 


 

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I totally agree with your Shadowcat idea. 

Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@lazystudent said:
"  @Violet-Eyed Dragon:  you know theres a new short Carnage series right?  "
yeah but thats not enough.  i want to see a series about ALL the symbiotes (Toxin, Scream, Venom, Anti-Venom, Hybrid, an offshoot of Hybrid, and Carnage).  @haydenclaireheroes said:
" I totally agree with your Shadowcat idea.  "
awesome :)  i knew i wasnt the only one. 
Posted by Backflip
@haydenclaireheroes said:
" I totally agree with your Shadowcat idea.  "

Posted by InnerVenom123

"2.  Symbiotes:  The new Venom series is a bad idea, and Marvel is going to mess up what makes the symbiotes so interesting if they cant draw parrallels between them and make each one an interesting character. " 
 
No, it's not a bad idea. It's an awesomely-awesome-epic-amazing-awesome idea. :p
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@Backflip said:
" @haydenclaireheroes said:
" I totally agree with your Shadowcat idea.  "
"
:) 
@InnerVenom123 said:
"
"2.  Symbiotes:  The new Venom series is a bad idea, and Marvel is going to mess up what makes the symbiotes so interesting if they cant draw parrallels between them and make each one an interesting character. "  No, it's not a bad idea. It's an awesomely-awesome-epic-amazing-awesome idea. :p "
really.  i love venom and all, but im not sure if this route is gonna do anything other than be a gimick. 
Posted by danhimself

some of these ideas would never work....there's no way that Storm, Shadowcat, and Tigra could hold their own solo series
your Megatron series idea was done as Megatron: Origins and it explored every single plot point that you have up there...heck the image that you used is from Megatron: Origins

Posted by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon:
It was a gimmick when they made Venom a government owned character the first time in 'License To Kill'. As a Thunderbolt, Gargan was thrust into interesting situations, but was mostly on the sidelines (thank God), and the same goes as an Avenger.  
 
With this new idea, Venom can shine. He has loads of potential and this is just the right way to use it.
Posted by .o0Johnny0o.

I'd settle for a short run in Detective Comics about Cassandra Cain, what she's up to and where she fits in Batman Inc etc.

Posted by Icon

I love your Shadowcat, Black Cat, and Symbiotes ideas. Those series could be awesome.
Posted by Shadowsnake89

I would enjoy reading the Point Men Mini series. Would make for an interesting read showing the team dynamics. The Underworld could work too.

Posted by Jubilantlad

I love the #6, 4, 3 and 1!

Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@danhimself said:
" some of these ideas would never work....there's no way that Storm, Shadowcat, and Tigra could hold their own solo series your Megatron series idea was done as Megatron: Origins and it explored every single plot point that you have up there...heck the image that you used is from Megatron: Origins "
cool.  but i was hoping for more of a wolverine: origins kinda thing which alternates between now and then.
i didnt give tigra her own series on this list since i dont think she could have one.  i suggested a new warriors series WITH tigra.
shadowcat and storm could hold their own series.   
@InnerVenom123 said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: It was a gimmick when they made Venom a government owned character the first time in 'License To Kill'. As a Thunderbolt, Gargan was thrust into interesting situations, but was mostly on the sidelines (thank God), and the same goes as an Avenger.   With this new idea, Venom can shine. He has loads of potential and this is just the right way to use it. "
its not gonna be satisfying since the only cool thing about the new venom is he is a friend of spidey.  if they dont try a new method that fits with the origins of the symbiote its just gonna make people want eddie back.  
not that they cant have the new venom in a "symbiotes" book.  but i think he should be WITH other symbiotes.  heck, if they can figure out a way they dont even have to cancel his series.
@Icon said:
" I love your Shadowcat, Black Cat, and Symbiotes ideas. Those series could be awesome. "

:)
@.o0Johnny0o. said:
" I'd settle for a short run in Detective Comics about Cassandra Cain, what she's up to and where she fits in Batman Inc etc. "

that would be cool
@Shadowsnake89 said:
" I would enjoy reading the Point Men Mini series. Would make for an interesting read showing the team dynamics. The Underworld could work too. "

yeah i thought so :) 
@Jubilantlad said:
" I love the #6, 4, 3 and 1! "

:)
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 
Not gonna be satisfying? ARE YOU INSANE? It's Venom as a black ops style secret agent! I assume this is just a matter of taste or opionion. Also, there was nothing stated that the new Venom is a "friend" of Spider-man, nor would that ever be possible. (Even if the host starts out as a friend of Spider-man, the symbiote would surely corrupt them to think he's a giant dick). 
Newsflash: People have wanted Eddie back since the second he stopped being Venom.
The other symbiotes can just die. Carnage and Anti-Venom (we don't neex Toxin to be a vigilante if Anti-Venom is taking that role) excluded, because her(Carnage's) new form has loads of potential, they just need to point her in the right direction.
Posted by sonic5328

I would totally read most of those.

Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@InnerVenom123 said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: Not gonna be satisfying? ARE YOU INSANE? It's Venom as a black ops style secret agent! I assume this is just a matter of taste or opionion. Also, there was nothing stated that the new Venom is a "friend" of Spider-man, nor would that ever be possible. (Even if the host starts out as a friend of Spider-man, the symbiote would surely corrupt them to think he's a giant dick). Newsflash: People have wanted Eddie back since the second he stopped being Venom. The other symbiotes can just die. Carnage and Anti-Venom (we don't neex Toxin to be a vigilante if Anti-Venom is taking that role) excluded, because her(Carnage's) new form has loads of potential, they just need to point her in the right direction. "
toxin being a vigilante doesnt make sense he's more of a villain type and thats why no one has seen him in years.  the writers cant make him a vigilante cuz hes too evil.  
not everyone wants eddie back as venom.  anti-venom is popular.  the only reason people want eddie back is because the writers seem unable to make a convincing new host (mac was cool but bendis decided not to take him seriously).  a flash thompson government agent venom isnt gonna win fans over.  its a gimmick.  its cool for a while that spidey knows venom, but then it will be boring.  i mean, seriously, is the government gonna want to employ agents who go nuts from time to time?  what if the public finds out? 
we need a new distinct venom.  one that is so cool and badass no one wants eddie back.  
as for the new carnage thats iffy.  i mean, if anti-venom is the vigilante, hybrid the hero, toxin the darker vigilante, and carnage the serial killer--where is venom?  also, theres always the issue of PIS seeing as we all saw carnage get ripped in half and thrown into the sun.  
im giving the new carnage a chance.  but not many people will if its only in her solo series.  people will pay to see a book with ALL the symbiotes more than they will to see just carnage or just anti-venom or just toxin or just hybrid (they will pay for just venom, but not for long if flash stays the host and a government agent).  
@sonic5328 said:
" I would totally read most of those. "

awesome :)
Posted by DeadpoolvIronFist

I would totally read the Megatron one.

Edited by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon:
1- Toxin was a vigilante, and he was NOT a villain type. You're literally blind if you believe that. I believe you meant to type Carnage's name. FYI, I'd be very against making Carnage a vigilante. 
2- Anti-Venom is not that popular. At least, he's not nearly as popular as Venom.  
3- Once again, Mac is a f--king idiot(at least, he was during his Venom tenure - now that he's back as Scorpion he's actually being written well), and I can't believe it isn't obvious to you at this point.
4- That's your opinion. And who said Spidey would know Venom? He's BLACK OPS. Secret. Why would a street leveler like Spidey know about Venom's involvement with the higher government? You're just making stuff up now. 
5- Hybrid isn't coming back.  
6- You say it like Toxin is darker than Anti-Venom. Please. Eddie and Pat are both fighting their inner darkness and trying not to lose it. The only difference is that Pat's is the symbiote, and Eddie's is his own former habits.  
7- Okay, what the hell? Carnage didn't get thrown into the sun. He got thrown into EARTH ORBIT. Huge difference. If you've actually read the Carnage book that's out, which I doubt you have, you'd see that it's perfectly reasonable that the symbiote is back. 
8- That's your opinion. Putting all the symbiotes together in one book is a stupid idea, not to mention it'd have too much clutter and as a result the quality would be piss poor.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon:
Oh, and one other thing. Making Flash into Venom as a secret agent is a gimmick.... and making a book for all of the symbiotes isn't? How does that logic work?
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@InnerVenom123 said:
"@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 1- Toxin was a vigilante, and he was NOT a villain type. You're literally blind if you believe that. I believe you meant to type Carnage's name. FYI, I'd be very against making Carnage a vigilante. 2- Anti-Venom is not that popular. At least, he's not nearly as popular as Venom.  3- Once again, Mac is a f--king idiot(at least, he was during his Venom tenure - now that he's back as Scorpion he's actually being written well), and I can't believe it isn't obvious to you at this point.4- That's your opinion. And who said Spidey would know Venom? He's BLACK OPS. Secret. Why would a street leveler like Spidey know about Venom's involvement with the higher government? You're just making stuff up now. 5- Hybrid isn't coming back.  6- You say it like Toxin is darker than Anti-Venom. Please. Eddie and Pat are both fighting their inner darkness and trying not to lose it. The only difference is that Pat's is the symbiote, and Eddie's is his own former habits.  7- Okay, what the hell? Carnage didn't get thrown into the sun. He got thrown into EARTH ORBIT. Huge difference. If you've actually read the Carnage book that's out, which I doubt you have, you'd see that it's perfectly reasonable that the symbiote is back. 8- That's your opinion. Putting all the symbiotes together in one book is a stupid idea, not to mention it'd have too much clutter and as a result the quality would be piss poor. "

@InnerVenom123 said:
"@Violet-Eyed Dragon: Oh, and one other thing. Making Flash into Venom as a secret agent is a gimmick.... and making a book for all of the symbiotes isn't? How does that logic work? "

ahhhhh Innervenom, always nice to see a little intelligence on the site
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@deadpoolvironfist said:
" I would totally read the Megatron one. "
great@InnerVenom123 said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: 1- Toxin was a vigilante, and he was NOT a villain type. You're literally blind if you believe that. I believe you meant to type Carnage's name. FYI, I'd be very against making Carnage a vigilante. 2- Anti-Venom is not that popular. At least, he's not nearly as popular as Venom.  3- Once again, Mac is a f--king idiot(at least, he was during his Venom tenure - now that he's back as Scorpion he's actually being written well), and I can't believe it isn't obvious to you at this point.4- That's your opinion. And who said Spidey would know Venom? He's BLACK OPS. Secret. Why would a street leveler like Spidey know about Venom's involvement with the higher government? You're just making stuff up now. 5- Hybrid isn't coming back.  6- You say it like Toxin is darker than Anti-Venom. Please. Eddie and Pat are both fighting their inner darkness and trying not to lose it. The only difference is that Pat's is the symbiote, and Eddie's is his own former habits.  7- Okay, what the hell? Carnage didn't get thrown into the sun. He got thrown into EARTH ORBIT. Huge difference. If you've actually read the Carnage book that's out, which I doubt you have, you'd see that it's perfectly reasonable that the symbiote is back. 8- That's your opinion. Putting all the symbiotes together in one book is a stupid idea, not to mention it'd have too much clutter and as a result the quality would be piss poor. "
1.  I meant to write Toxin.  He didnt work as a vigilante that is why they have Anti-Venom doing the job that was meant for Toxin.  Because Toxin is too evil.
2.  Anti-Venom is not as popular as Venom.  I admit that.  But it can be changed by giving Anti-Venom more exposure and making a more convincing new Venom.  Right now I dont think an Anti-Venom series would sell well, but people would like the character if he is in a Symbiotes title.  
3.  Mac wasnt an idiot unless Bendis was writing him.  He had potential.  He was a new evolution for Venom and things were going great write up until some PIS about getting his meds wrong.  
4.  Spidey wouldn't know Venom's identity, but Peter Parker would still be talking to Flash.  They might not know who each other were but they would still know each other as civilians.  
5.  Hybrid isnt dead so of course hes coming back eventually.  Heck, even death doesn't mean anything in comics.  No one is ever gone from comics forever.  
6.  Toxin is inherantly evil.  Anti-Venom isnt.  
7.  OK, I said im fine with Carnage coming back.  Its just i fear it will interfere with good Venom storylines.  That wont be the case if we have them interacting in a Symbiotes book.  
8.  Books with a bunch of characters arent cluttered.  Look at the last year of Avengers the Initiative which followed two different teams of very loosely assembled Avengers.  Or Hulk which follows A-Bomb, Rulk, Hulk, Lyra, She-Hulk, and up until recently Leader even though none of them were on a team together.  It works.  @InnerVenom123 said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon: Oh, and one other thing. Making Flash into Venom as a secret agent is a gimmick.... and making a book for all of the symbiotes isn't? How does that logic work? "

Symbiotes series would enhance the developments of the symbiote characters.  Flash as Venom is not going to make much of a difference because its unlikely to make permanent changes in either Flash or the Venom symbiote.    
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

" @InnerVenom123 said:

"@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 1- Toxin was a vigilante, and he was NOT a villain type. You're literally blind if you believe that. I believe you meant to type Carnage's name. FYI, I'd be very against making Carnage a vigilante. 2- Anti-Venom is not that popular. At least, he's not nearly as popular as Venom.  3- Once again, Mac is a f--king idiot(at least, he was during his Venom tenure - now that he's back as Scorpion he's actually being written well), and I can't believe it isn't obvious to you at this point.4- That's your opinion. And who said Spidey would know Venom? He's BLACK OPS. Secret. Why would a street leveler like Spidey know about Venom's involvement with the higher government? You're just making stuff up now. 5- Hybrid isn't coming back.  6- You say it like Toxin is darker than Anti-Venom. Please. Eddie and Pat are both fighting their inner darkness and trying not to lose it. The only difference is that Pat's is the symbiote, and Eddie's is his own former habits.  7- Okay, what the hell? Carnage didn't get thrown into the sun. He got thrown into EARTH ORBIT. Huge difference. If you've actually read the Carnage book that's out, which I doubt you have, you'd see that it's perfectly reasonable that the symbiote is back. 8- That's your opinion. Putting all the symbiotes together in one book is a stupid idea, not to mention it'd have too much clutter and as a result the quality would be piss poor. "

@InnerVenom123 said:
"@Violet-Eyed Dragon: Oh, and one other thing. Making Flash into Venom as a secret agent is a gimmick.... and making a book for all of the symbiotes isn't? How does that logic work? "
ahhhhh Innervenom, always nice to see a little intelligence on the site "
 Symbiotes series would enhance the developments of the symbiote characters.  Flash as Venom is not going to make much of a difference because its unlikely to make permanent changes in either Flash or the Venom symbiote.   
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 
1- Well, then you read something wrong. Toxin isn't evil at all. His host is a freaking cop and he hasn't even killed anyone. Eddie's the one who's "too evil", if anything. If you read any Anti stuff, you'd see he's totally A-okay with murdering people. (Just not in front of Jenna.)
2- They did give him more exposure, he got his own mini and appeared in a Spider-man one shot, giving him a freaking ongoing isn't going to do anything. If anything he should stick to appearances in the main Amazing Spider-man book.
3- Okay, fine. Let me clarify. Mac was being written as an bafoon in "Marvel Knights: Spider-man" (where Spider-man beat him easily), then a little girl (Thunderbolts, even the f--king symbiote calls him that), and then an idiot (Sinister Spider-man), and then a f--king crybaby (Dark Avengers). 
4- WELL THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING, IS IT? Besides, the government separates the host from the symbiote after 2 days, it's not like Flash will have the symbiote WHILE TALKING TO PETER and be trying to resist the urge to murder him or something.
5- You have no idea what you're talking about. It's called "limbo", dude. Some characters aren't killed off, but they disappear and never come back. It's essentially the same thing, just that it's easier to bring characters back from limbo. 
6- Are you high? Seriously, are you? Re-read the books. Pat was keeping himself in check far more than Eddie is.
7- Putting Carnage and Venom in the same book - again - is a terrible idea. It's been done. Time to move on. I'd give my thoughts more, but honestly, I'll have to wait until the Carnage book is finished to think of what direction they could take her in.
 8- Yeah, except you're putting ANTI-VENOM in a book with all symbiotes. That's like putting The Punisher on the Thunderbolts team. It not only looks whoever assembled the team look like a f--king idiot, it also makes the writer look like a f--king idiot. 
9- Right, okay. So putting all the symbiotes in a book together with no ryhme or reason behind it - "We're here because the fanboys wanted us together!" - makes more sense than actual good writing. HOW DOES PUTTING THE SYMBIOTE ON FLASH *NOT* CHANGE HIS CHARACTER?! What? He won't get addicted? He won't start to love the feeling of power it brings? He'll just ignore it? WTF logic is that?
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@InnerVenom123 said:
" @Violet-Eyed Dragon:  1- Well, then you read something wrong. Toxin isn't evil at all. His host is a freaking cop and he hasn't even killed anyone. Eddie's the one who's "too evil", if anything. If you read any Anti stuff, you'd see he's totally A-okay with murdering people. (Just not in front of Jenna.) 2- They did give him more exposure, he got his own mini and appeared in a Spider-man one shot, giving him a freaking ongoing isn't going to do anything. If anything he should stick to appearances in the main Amazing Spider-man book. 3- Okay, fine. Let me clarify. Mac was being written as an bafoon in "Marvel Knights: Spider-man" (where Spider-man beat him easily), then a little girl (Thunderbolts, even the f--king symbiote calls him that), and then an idiot (Sinister Spider-man), and then a f--king crybaby (Dark Avengers).  4- WELL THAT'S NOT THE SAME THING, IS IT? Besides, the government separates the host from the symbiote after 2 days, it's not like Flash will have the symbiote WHILE TALKING TO PETER and be trying to resist the urge to murder him or something. 5- You have no idea what you're talking about. It's called "limbo", dude. Some characters aren't killed off, but they disappear and never come back. It's essentially the same thing, just that it's easier to bring characters back from limbo.  6- Are you high? Seriously, are you? Re-read the books. Pat was keeping himself in check far more than Eddie is. 7- Putting Carnage and Venom in the same book - again - is a terrible idea. It's been done. Time to move on. I'd give my thoughts more, but honestly, I'll have to wait until the Carnage book is finished to think of what direction they could take her in.  8- Yeah, except you're putting ANTI-VENOM in a book with all symbiotes. That's like putting The Punisher on the Thunderbolts team. It not only looks whoever assembled the team look like a f--king idiot, it also makes the writer look like a f--king idiot.  9- Right, okay. So putting all the symbiotes in a book together with no ryhme or reason behind it - "We're here because the fanboys wanted us together!" - makes more sense than actual good writing. HOW DOES PUTTING THE SYMBIOTE ON FLASH *NOT* CHANGE HIS CHARACTER?! What? He won't get addicted? He won't start to love the feeling of power it brings? He'll just ignore it? WTF logic is that? "
1.  I read the Anti-Venom miniseries and i know he kills people.  But he has control over himself.  He knows what he is doing.  Toxin's host is a cop, but that symbiote is evil as sin and thus its impossible for one to be a hero with it.  
2.   Anti-Venom needs even more exposure.  He still doesnt have enough.  And i didnt say they should give him a series that wouldnt sell but a symbiotes series with him as a central character would be great.
3.  You've got to look at what Mac did.  He ate a villain with a sonic scream despite the fact that most symbiotes hate sound.  He laughed off a full force blast of fire from Match while punching Colossus.  He strengthened the symbiote to the point where it could adhere to Ms. Marvel.  And what disappointing losses did he suffer?  None.  Furthermore, he was a fun and original host.  
4.  Im not saying Flash and Peter are gonna fight.  Though i need to point out that obviously a trace of the venom symbiote will be in flash even when its not attached to him and all he has to do is touch martin li or mister negative to bring it out.  
5.  Hes gonna come back they dont ignore characters that had that much exposure forever.
6.  Pat cant stay calm forever.  
7.  Carnage wants to absorb Venom.  Of course they are gonna meet each other again.  
8.  ITS NOT A TEAM.  Symbiotes would just follow the lives of the symbiotes and their conflicts and team-ups with each other.  like the series "Hulk" does with the famous gamma creatures.
9.  I dont think a government agent Venom would last.  Its inevitable Flash quits the suit or gets corrupted.  And hes not gonna get corrupted since people like him too much.   
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: 
 
1- He BARELY has control over himself. And how is the Toxin symbiote evil? It's a baby. It's still learning.  
2- Anti-Venom in a series about symbiotes would just be a giant fight scene; not good writing.
3- ..... BECAUSE THE WRITING WAS PISS POOR, NOT BECAUSE HE WAS ENHANCING THE F--KING THING! LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POOR WRITING AND LEGITMATE POWER BOOSTS! And how was he "fun"? Because he ATE SQUIRRELS?! OH THAT'S HILARIOUS. 
4- You have no way of proving that obvious theory. (And why would Flash be around Mr. Negative to begin with?!) The government will probably COMPLETELY detach it. 
5- Hybrid was in two mini series. That's nothing. 
6- That's the point, it's an internal struggle. The difference is that Pat isn't evil, and Eddie is a f--king murderer!
7- WHAT THE HELL? WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT?! That's complete bullsh-t! That's never been stated in any comic EVER! Carnage just wants to KILL Venom, not "absorb" him, and the female version might even suppress that hate of Venom-- who knows!
8- That's stupid, then! There's no point to it! And if any of them do meet, Anti will just depower them.
9- People don't like Flash, he is not that popular of a character. Most still think he's just a d-ck who bullies Peter. And why would he quit having the ability to walk again? (Trick question; he wouldn't.)
Edited by buttersdaman000

Cyclops solo series!!!!!!! Has he ever had one!?? We need to better know whats going on in his head!
 
anyways I cant wait for superman to come back to action comics in #900. I havent even read grounded, people gave me bad reviews lol.....actually i only started readin action comics again at #890.....everything before that, especially nightwing and flamebird, was crap. New Krypton didnt bode well with me either....

Posted by aussiebushwacker

anyway the new warriors line up in avengers intiative were written well. they should get back to that. mvp was awesome.