Ever since Venom was debuted in the late 80s, he’s been a big hit with fans. And in that period of time, the Venom symbiote has had a number of hosts, allowing for a wide variety of storylines and villains. It’s been bonded with Peter Parker and Eddie Brock and Mac Gargan (Scorpion). But its latest host is Flash Thompson, former best buddy of Peter Parker and military black ops bad ass.
Launching in March 2011, the new Venom series by Rick Remender and Tony Moore will show what life is like for the new host of the Venom symbiote, Flash Thompson! According to Remender and Moore, this will take readers all over the Marvel Universe and be full of espionage, secret missions and life and death decisions for Thompson.
Given the difficulty controlling the nefarious symbiote, our protagonist’s mettle is well tested. Our focus isn’t the suit; it’s the man inside the suit and the sacrifice he makes by wearing it. To me, the character is a hero going in, what will the suit do to him, and will he comes out a hero, remains to be seen.”
In the new Venom story, the Venom symbiote has been stolen from Scorpion and is now under the control of the US military, who are using it to make the ultimate black ops weapon, and Flash Thompson is their first guy to try it out. Sort of like Captain America’s super soldier serum, only if the serum was sentient and very, very angry.