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THE HOTTEST NEW BOOK IN COMICS IS BACK WITH A SPIDER-ISLAND PRELUDE! Can the new Venom and Peter Parker (The Amazing Spider-Man) put aside their differences to help save a man from himself? Plus Betty Brant, crusading blogger and gal pal to Flash Thompson may be onto the secrets behind the infestation kicking off this summer’s Spider-Blockbuster! Rick Remender (X-FORCE) joins Tony Moore (FRANKEN-CASTLE) and Tom Fowler (I AM AN AVENGER) for the next crucial chapter in the life of Flash Thompson! 

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4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars Average score of 7 user reviews

Almost Seems like a .1 0

With all the back story you get on Flash Thompson it almost comes across as one of Marvel's .1 issues.  Overall it is a great intro for a character that's going to get a lot of play this year between Spider-Island and Carnage, USA.  For some reason, the art put me in the mind of The Sword and the Stone - especially the facial expressions.  The only thing I didn't like is that Better comes across as a bit of a jerk compared to how she was in a recent ASM.  Overall, a good intro into the book...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Calories to Burn 0

Recommended!Though this felt like another filler, as the plot did not progress much, it was filled with some great background information on Flash and his personal life. Before it dives into solid drama though, there are a good six pages of action - somewhat gritty action.They certainly do not spend any time making the "Human Fly" a likable character - heck, even a character with a little more depth would have been nice. Not that he has to be "deep", but because he is not, I didn't care what hap...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Digging Deep 0

What can I say? I was so surprised at this issue of Venom #5. I had no Idea how much baggage Flash has had. With this story being as deep as it was you can not help feel bad for Flash and how much he struggles with everyday life. Between being Venom and the constant battles between his dad. With this story it just proves that this book is being made for the long haul and it not just on the shelves to steal your money because there is Venom on the cover.                                 I give it ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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