Settling into his new home in Philadelphia Flash Thompson begins his new routine. Feeling utterly alone he begins to reach out to those he loves and begin his new exciting career as I high school P.E coach. In the dark places of his mind however a place where Venom lives a hunger grows. With people turning up missing all over the city including his neighbor the drunk. As the hunger cries out from the pits of the city Venom must control his to save those who would be prey.
This issue is the perfect way to set up an arc. It establishes a home and a routine for Flash. Adding to the drama questions begin arise on how much control Flash has over Venom and more importantly the resurgence of Toxin. Writer Cullen Bunn is a patient writer that brilliantly sets up his arcs yet never excludes action, narrative, and intrigue. Once again the dialogue stays strong and gets the reader excited for the next issue. The one thing I personally was wondering this entire issue was where Eddie Brock is. We discovered at the conclusion of the last issue the Eddie was on his way to Philly. Which left me with the question “where is he”? The final few pages answered that question in spectacular fashion. The big revel that Eddie Brock has been hunting Flash and wound up tracking the monster Venom was fighting was an amazing finish to this very polished comic.
Again the artwork in this issue is flawless. From the dark shadows of the night to the way the florescent lights of a gym hits the skin of any given character artist Declan Shalvey takes every aspect of the aesthetic into account. He is absolutely astounding thought this issue. There is a stellar panel that Shalvey draws a symbiote without a body. Declan Shalvey continues to make his mark as one of greatest artists to ever draw Venom.
I absolutely love this comic. I look forward to reading it each and every month. The reintroduction of Toxin is a brilliant addition to this arc. I think that everyone reading this comic is rooting for Flash. We want him to succeed. We what him to control the symbiote and be the hero we know he is. I give Venom #32 a 10 of 10. Venom is Awesome!!!!!
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