VENOM PART 1
Peter Parker reunites with his childhood friend Eddie Brock. Brock and Peter have much to catch up on, including what Eddie refers to as their inheritance, a strange black goo that will change everything!
Given my gut reaction to the news that Venom was going to be making his Ultimate debut was almost complete disinterest, I have to say that I'm rather surprised by how enjoyable I found this issue to be. I mean despite the cover Venom doesn't make an appearance in this issue, but we are introduced to Eddie Brock, and the last panel makes it pretty clear where Eddie's better half is going to spring from. The book also does some solid work in the way it manages to link Eddie to Peter's world, as we learn Peter & Eddie's parents worked together on an unknown project, and the two were childhood friends who lost contact with each other when Peter & Eddie's parents were killed in the same accident. The book also manages to make Eddie into a pretty engaging character, as he almost comes across as an older version of Peter, who wasn't sheltered from the harsh realities of the world by a loving Aunt May & Uncle Ben. Read Full Review