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Chances are you already knew about this (it's on the noscans community at least) but for those who don't...the identity of the new host for Venom has been revealed, and it's none other than...

...this guy.

Marvel Senior Editor Steve Wacker has revealed which character will become the new host of the Venom suit when the character's new series launches later this year.

According to Wacker and series writer Rick Remender, longtime Peter Parker rival Flash Thompson is the latest character who will become bonded with the violent alien symbiote.

According to CBR, Thompson, described as a "true patriot", will struggle with his temper after joining with Venom.

"The hard resolutions, the murdering that he might have to do, will come at moments you completely don't expect it - unless he loses control," Remender explained. "You've also got a character in Flash who's been disabled serving his country, and now he's no longer bound to a wheel chair but is swinging through the city and bounding through the Savage Land."

Thompson was originally depicted as a simple high school bully, but has developed over the course of the series to become a close friend of Peter Parker.

Recent stories saw Thompson serving the U.S. Army in the Iraq War, during which he was injured and had both legs amputated.

My thoughts? Well, for one thing, I'm not exactly missing Mac Gargan Venom. It was a good idea at first, and Warren Ellis actually made the character interesting, but after one knew who to write him as he was portrayed at one point almost conflicted over the actions of the symbiote, and at another he was gleefully eating prostitutes with hentai tentacles. Hell, people even forgot how he looked like, with the artists flipping back and forth between the new design and the classic Eddie Brock one. 

As for Flash...well, it's kind of funny that Marc Guggenheim crippled Flash to show how wounded war veterans adjusted to everyday life, and now he's bonding with the Venom symbiote for the government....yeah. That being said, I'm not nearly as against as some are, provided Flash doesn't start eating brains or anything. 

If you want to get a better look at how the new Venom looks like...

He also appears to "Venom out" whenever he gets angry, as seen below.

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Date: 2011-01-30 11:04 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos


Just.... just....what?

Date: 2011-01-30 11:16 pm (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp

Date: 2011-01-30 11:44 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
I'd like to remind everybody that I called it.

In December

Date: 2011-01-30 11:57 pm (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (FAIL)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager


Date: 2011-01-30 11:59 pm (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
He needs more belt pouches!

Date: 2011-01-31 12:52 am (UTC)
mullon: (Azula)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Way to remove everything cool from Venom.

Date: 2011-01-31 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Was Rob Leifeld involved with the redesign of this character?

I'm not even a Venom fan and I'm horribly embarrassed for everyone involved in this.

Date: 2011-01-31 01:33 am (UTC)
sindra: (drac_fail)
From: [personal profile] sindra
For fuck's sake, Marvel!

Incidentally, I was thinking of Anti-Venom earlier today. Anyone know where the hell Eddie went? I miss my boy.

Date: 2011-01-31 01:36 am (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Man, that first picture looked kind of cool until I looked more closely at the arm firing the assault rifle.

Okay, super-strength, angle and force of weapon probably wouldn't break bones or discomfit him, but full-auto on a target he's not even looking at? Is he just randomly spraying buildings while swinging around in New York or something?

Date: 2011-01-31 02:17 am (UTC)
thanekos: Lawyer doing a phone call. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
I'm suddenly thinking of the Carnage mini and the shady prosthetics company Flash nearly dealt with- connections, somehow?

ah well, it was probably either him or John Jameson.. though I suppose we could now get the latter turned into the Wolf Spider-Slayer or something.

Date: 2011-01-31 02:29 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Black Cat and Spider-man smoking in bed (cat/peter smoking)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
It's like all those alternate realities where Flash becomes Spider-man. Sooner or later, you know they have to team up. And it upsets me that Mary Jane can't be a superhero, because she's slated to be The Ex-Girlfriend Confidant, while Flash gets to be a superhero and completely abandon every role he ever filled in the Spider-man cast.

Date: 2011-01-31 02:42 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Didn't we collectively grow out of the supers with guns phase in the 90s?

Date: 2011-01-31 02:52 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Why does the new Venom remind me of Deadpool?

Why does the new Venom look like Spiderman: Swat Team edition?

Why does he have boots and belt pouches when the symbiote is a full body encasing self regenerating suit?

Why is he shooting webbing when the Symbiote generates it's own tendrils?

Just why.

Date: 2011-01-31 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wonderwomanhero
Not Carli? WUT?!

Because I'm not done complaining

Date: 2011-01-31 03:06 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Black Cat and Spider-man smoking in bed (cat/peter smoking)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Also! Also, Flash used to be a character who was, among other things, a veteran. Now, he's THE SYMBOL OF THE HANDICAPPED SOLDIER and he seems to no longer be a person.

Date: 2011-01-31 03:46 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
I'm reminded of the What-If? issue where Frank Castle became the host for Venom.

Date: 2011-01-31 03:56 am (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
Assuming he has Spider-Man's powers and abilities why does he need guns & pouches?

Date: 2011-01-31 04:01 am (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
You can tell Venom is a True Patriot because he has the biggest gun. Jesus Christ.

Date: 2011-01-31 04:32 am (UTC)
aeolos_sakya: (They're ruining it!)
From: [personal profile] aeolos_sakya
Oh, come on!

So pretty much...

Date: 2011-01-31 04:56 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Punisher)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
This Venom is Marvel's answer to Soldier Zero.

Also..Flash Thompson? Even with it being announced I still can't see it and..there are just some characters you shouldn't give a power boost. Keep Flash as a supporting character. And seriously, what is the damn deal with Marvel just..spoiling shit before it's out lately?

Date: 2011-01-31 04:57 am (UTC)
stolisomancer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Rick Remender's currently tearing it up on Uncanny X-Force, and Tony Moore is a good artist. I figure I'll give it an issue and see what it's like.

Date: 2011-01-31 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
There is, I suppose, some potential in having a long-time admirer of Spidey bond with the symbiote he used to wear, and the whole 'hero is a cripple in his secret identity' thing is a classic that goes back to Captain Marvel Jr., if not before.
That being said, any time someone with lots of guns gets described as a 'true patriot', I start feeling antsy. And as others have queried, why does he NEED the guns in the first place when he's wearing a living costume that can create its own weapons? And for that matter, where is Eddie? As far as I'm concerned, it ain't really Venom unless it involves Eddie.

Date: 2011-01-31 05:55 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Hmm, not too bad though I can't see it lasting long.

The suit looks very much like a stealth suit a solider might wear or I guess if it were all black. The gun itself might even be made of the symbiote though one would think Flash wouldn't want to use a forearm unless absolutely necessary, especially with a symbiote but who knows.

Might be interesting if they have Flash and Eddie team up as heroes.

Date: 2011-01-31 07:51 am (UTC)
destroyed: (Default)
From: [personal profile] destroyed
Won't this just end up in Flash learning Pete is Spidey, and HATING him for never telling him? God, I hate like, everything about the Spidey books now.

When I was a pre-k student I had a cardboard cutout of Spidey my father made to hang from my ceiling. Seeing his books this goddamned bad hurts me, like... almost personally.

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