Hey, guess what?
Venom doesn't suck!
Yeah, I know, I'd forgotten too!
I bought the Fox Spider-man DVD with five Venom episodes, and it reminded me just how bad ass Venom is. I think he's so bad, he might even be a better arch-nemesis than Green Goblin.
Now, over the last few years, I admit, the Mickey Mouse business going on with Venom has been ridiculous. The Tsunami/Spectacular 'blob Venom' affair was a mistake from the beginning, in my opinion, and some of what went down before that was pretty weak too.
Ultimately, one has to admit, Venom's evolution has been reasonably logical.
He couldn't do away with Spidey, so the lethal protector moniker stuck a little stronger, and things carried on in that direction.
Before that, wow!
We're talking about a guy with all of Spidey's powers, only stronger, AND he can alter his appearance, and go undetected by spider-sense.
As if the physical advantages weren't bad enough, the guy also knew everything about Spider-man. Holy shit, this guy was great!
To me, Venom is like the ultimate, legitimate horror movie threat! He could spring out at any time, anywhere on Parker, and just cut sick.
So, what does this have to do with anything?
We can do it again.
The stars are aligned, and we can put Venom back on top.
Like I said, Venom (Brock) outlived his potential as a scary threat, but we've got a clean slate now. Scorpion has just bonded with the symbiote, and can now soak up all that juicy knowledge.
Venom, could be scarier than ever.
Brock had to be watered down. Gargan did too, and he became a joke.
But now we can do it again.
Gargan can become the ultimate, stalking villain, and remind us all that Venom wasn't just a flash in the pan replacement for Wolverine.
So, who's with me?
VENOM IS AWESOME!