Elsewhere, Liz Allen is still calling in favors from Flash Thompson on behalf of Alchemax. Amazing Spider-Man #797 cover by Alex Ross Okay, this one actually wasn't bad The pseudo-framing device of Norman interrogating the unknown hostage is well-constructed and even tense at times The Spider-Man parts aren't all that interesting, and it doesn't really go anywhere[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Agent Anti-Venom is becoming a beloved hero across New York City, and Liz Allen of Alchemax hires/vaguely threatens Flash Thompson into working security at a demonstration for the company Meanwhile, Peter Parker convinces the Daily Bugle to report on the demonstration after receiving an invite from Liz Allen as well Mary Jane Watson also[...]
Venom is trying to celebrate being cured when Spider Woman ambushes him to bring him to justice for past crimes. Does this conflict make for a good read?
They also find a dystopia brought about by the corporation Alchemax The strangest thing is that our X-Men apparently took over the company some years back and made it the de facto government before disappearing. X-Men: Blue #17 cover by Arthur Adams and Peter Steigerwald It is cool to see the X-Men of 2099 making a return[...]
Kraven has warned the city of Venom's presence. Unfortunately, the symbiote's mental state is deteriorated, and Alchemax doesn't have the medicine to treat this problem currently. On top of everything, Kraven has also enlisted the help of an old foe of Venom's. Venom #157 cover by Mark Bagley, John Dell, and John Rauch The hunt continues with Venom especially[...]
Venom goes back to Alchemax, gets the medicine to help the symbiote, and the day is more-or-less saved. Those hoping for more morally ambiguous stories with the grinning symbiote aren't exactly going to have their wishes fulfilled here Mike Costa has shown potential for that in other Venom stories, but this one overall stays straight and[...]
The final irony is that Alchemax has taken her to the newly constructed Blackthorne Prison, which Miguel helped design. As previously stated and you likely already know, this is the final issue of Peter David and Will Sliney's Spider-Man 2099 series It's a series that I have been reading in trades, and it's actually a very[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Having discovered an underground kingdom of dinosaur people led by Stegron, the Dinosaur Man, Venom is put against the wall struggling against the hordes of dinosaur-human hybrids created by the creature. Luckily, he gets a little help from a source you've probably guessed at already. When Eddie returns to Alchemax after the first battle, he learns[...]