New ways to live: Anti Venom # 2

Posted by bps 30 October 2009

Anti Venom # 2 - not related to Spider-man

Regardless, this was another great issue. Eddie Brock's new character is amazing, not to mention very refreshing. In the past two issues we have been seeing a reformed Eddie, dealing with crooks, trying to make a difference in the world.

Issue # 1 left us with Punisher st
anding over Anti Venom's dead body. The preview for issue # 2 shows us that Eddie did not die (obviously). The preview leaves with Anti Venom ready to kill Punisher. At least it seems that way.

Once again however, Eddie's new character takes the reader by surprise, and although he has every opportunity to kill him, Anti-Venom simply leaves the Punisher to live. Eddie's interest is in saving his new friend/ reformed junkie - Jenna

Nothing has changed with Punisher's character however. Although it appears as the two are teaming up to help Jenna, he could not care less about Eddie and takes several opportunities throughout the comic to kill him.

Jenna in the meantime is being taken hostage to a drug lord's place. She is heavily drugged and joins the other girls in the drug lord's room.

The story is not that fantastic. It is a simple comic that goes straight to the point. There is however one interesting dialog between Punisher and Eddie. While Eddie is defending Jenna saying she has reformed, the Punisher states that he caught Jenna with drugs earlier.

In my opinion, if what the Punisher says is true, we may end up with a 'twice reformed Anti Venom.'

The comic ends with Anti-venom trashing the place ( where the bad guys are) as he hears Jenna's voice over the phone, high on drugs.

From the Incredible Hercules comic

Again, I got this image from a forum. After, all forum's are the best place to keep up to date on the latest news. To give all credit to the guy who scanned this image, I'll just quote him directly.

"At the old hobo center writiers stick Aunt May in because they have nothing else to do with her, she is serving food with Herc's ex wife(I forgot her name, but she's a God of some form and she's pretty damn crazy). Anyway, May wants her to forget about her ex and go out with someone new. You see where I'm going with this? " -UltSpidey Fan, from Spiderman crawlspace

Personal thoughts:

I hope Peter doesn't end up falling for this goddess. That 'line' has sentimental value. It belongs to Mary Jane.

In should only be used in the context where there is something important or big. For eg. MJ's first appearance, and the end of OMD.

Also read:

So due to hype created about Mephisto appearing in Dark Avengers #10, I took it upon myself to find a preview for Dark Avengers # 11. I actually like what I saw. As such, I decided to catch up on all the Dark Avengers's comics from 1 -10. Reviewing Dark Avengers will not be a normal thing here though.

In my opinion, the story is really nothing to jump for joy about. I like the team that Norman Osborn has put together however - a bunch of crooks that are doing good, in a way.

I do have a slight problem understanding how Sentry is still standing in issue # 10, after his head was blown off in issue # 9.

Towards the end of what I have read so far, Norman is being haunted by his old Goblin self. Also, I have a feeling that the Void, Sentry's/Bob's alter ego has taken control.

I find it strange that Daken is tall when he is not in his wolverine costume, but is as short as his father when he is wearing the costume.

Here is the jist of what I got.

  • Norman is now Iron Patriot, trying to control his Goblin personality from taking over his mind
  • The Sentry has two personalities - like Norman, and is trying to keep in under control, with Norman's help
  • Ms. Marvel / former Moonstone is a slut - makes the personal lives of the Dark Avengers interesting though
  • Noh- Varr is the Dark Capt. Marvel, who quits the team when he learns it is made up of villians
  • Ares is of course a Greek god of war. He has a son that he does not know how to show love to. His son, with his fathers knowledge - unknown to the rest of the team, is working under Nick Fury
  • Daken (Wolverine's son) is Wolverine with a mow-hawk.
  • Hawkeye or bullseye, has an interesting personality, but is mostly not interesting
  • Venom - Macgargan/ former Scorpion, is now Spider-man. He needs some medication to stop him from eating everyone. Not to mention keep his Spider-man image. Of late, he has been taking too much medication and is behaving feminine

And here is of course the image that raised hopes for Spider-man fans around the world.


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