In all honesty, referring to the host of the Venom symbiote as a “boyfriend” could be promoting that connection quick, because the true mixing of identities that defines the Venom symbiote goes a lot, a lot deeper than affection. Those that noticed the Venom movie know Eddie and the symbiote’s love was apparent sufficient to boost eyebrows among the many uninitiated, however within the comics, that line was left behind way back. Now, Marvel is taking it one step additional, acknowledging that Eddie is heartbroken to know that his symbiote remains to be not over its final host, the super-soldier Flash Thompson.
Because the Eddie Brock followers encompass him with loving assist and proclaim that “he is so significantly better a associate than Flash Thompson,” the reality is a bit tougher to swallow. As a result of when evaluating the heroic attributes of each males who’ve held the title “Venom,” it is laborious to dispute that Flash Thompson is the larger paragon. Serving his nation within the armed forces, dropping his legs in fight, and returning to bond with the symbiote to maintain on defending his nation? It is no surprise that Spider-Man calls Flash his hero.
Sadly, the newest situation of Venom noticed Eddie Brock first study that Flash Thompson died in action as Anti-Venom. And within the preview of Venom #Eight launched by Marvel, Eddie visits Flash’s grave to pay respects – delivering a heartbreaking shock of his personal. Have a look:
It seems that as useful as it might be for 2 beings to share the identical physique and thoughts, it additionally implies that maintaining secrets and techniques is simpler mentioned than completed. Within the case of Venom, it means Eddie Brock should sense his symbiote’s lasting love for Flash Thompson. However credit score to author Donny Cates and artist Iban Coello for rendering the scene in phrases that just about anybody can perceive, as Eddie and Flash could also be speaking a couple of former lover of 1, and returned associate to the opposite. The truth that Eddie cannot truly blame his symbiote for having fun with being Flash’s ‘different half’ simply makes it all of the tougher to observe him settle for that whereas he cannot stand to dwell with the symbiote… he is aware of he’ll at all times be its second alternative.
Followers could have by no means stopped and puzzled which of its hosts was the symbiote’s ‘favourite,’ or if Eddie shared the opinion that his biggest declare to the symbiote and ‘Venom’ title was merely being its first. However now they’ve these solutions. Not less than till the symbiote gives up its personal opinion. This is hoping that Eddie is simply being laborious on himself, as a result of let’s be trustworthy: the finest particular person for us is not at all times the one we discover irresistible. Chin up, Eddie.
Venom #8 will probably be launched on November 14th from Marvel Comics.