Better than the last issue
Well, I practically forced myself to buy this. After the huge disappointment that was New Avengers #35, I had decided not to continue with the series at all. But, I'm a sucker for a symbiote. Luckily, this one was pretty symbiote-packed, which was not handled quite as well as I was hoping it would be. In fact, it still wasn't really a huge plot point in the comic. They could have used any kind of stupid plot twist to make the two teams get together, but they decided to go with some kind of chemical bomb. Color me forgetful, but I don't seem to recall that being how symbiotes worked in all the other times I've ever read a symbiote story.
On the plus side, this issue had a significant lack of "people sitting at a table". However, I officially consider the series to have been Bendis'd. I won't be buying any more of them.