I just visited kissime and i picked up a some trades from "Books a Million", I Got "Venom"(Flash Thompson), Spiderman: Vengance of Venom, ThunderBolts(Norman Osborns Version) and Spider Island. I also got the latest version of Jack O Lantern vs Venom and after reading them all, i must say Eddie Brock Venom is the best, wouldnt neccesarily say by far but he is the best.
Eddie uses the symbiotes full potential, Camoflage, superior physicall abilities and he had his ambush game going on pretty good, even though he might be the physically weakest incarnation of Venom, he is the smartest and most cunning. He is truly the darker reflection of spiderman in the mirror
Mac Gargan was just ferocious and brutal, he has never done anything to actually impress me besides stale mate colossous and mauled Daken and bullseye which is a feat for him, it just shows even though he is stupid,clumbsy and acts like a drunken club goer on a friday night he could be extremely dangerous and not to be underestimated, however he shouldnt be overestimated either.
Flash Thompson, Is a trained soldier, who if given time could actually live up to Eddie Brocks legend if he is continued to be wriiten properly, he uses the symbiote almost as good as eddie but goes berserk like Gargan. I just Loved in "Venom" # 12 and #9 how he just goes straight Beast and becomes this unstoppable killing machine. I assume and hope the symbiote kept its strength level from when it was with mac as i see it kept its ferociousness.
Ultimately,i hope Marvel makes Venom(Flash) go up against more stronger opponents that truly make venom a "A list Threat" in the marvel universe, I hope the writer puts him up against some physically brutal and powerful opponents that he can beast out and somehow offically define his debatable strength level,i want to see venom take out a threat that no one ever expected (Rulk in a serious no hold barred battle,(Colossous/Juggernaut would do just as fine as they got history).