- char: captain america/steve rogers,
- char: carnage/cletus kasady,
- char: gwen stacy,
- char: hawkeye/ronin/clint barton,
- char: iron man/tony stark,
- char: kong/kenny mcfarlane,
- char: mary jane watson,
- char: nick fury,
- char: shadowcat/kitty pryde,
- char: spider-girl/may parker,
- char: spider-man/peter parker,
- char: thor odinson/donald blake,
- char: venom/anti-venom/eddie brock,
- char: wasp/giant-girl/janet van dyne,
- creator: brian michael bendis,
- creator: stuart immonen,
- title: ultimate spiderman
So here it is. This post marks the conclusion to 'War of the Symbiotes' and the final story for Venom and co. for the time being.
(One more thing...does anyone have any good recommended image hosting sites that aren't Photobucket or Tinypic?)
When we last left off, Spider-Man was battling Venom only for the symbiote to abandon its host and latch onto Spidey.
Now Spider-Man is struggling to surpress the symbiote's urges to eat everything in sight while dodging attacks from the Silver Sable and Beetle. That's when the Ultimates show up.
Thor blasts Spider-Man/Venom with a huge lightning bolt.
Peter wakes up in his bed the next morning and receives a message from Nick Fury to come meet him. Fury (who is with Captain America and Iron Man) explain that they got everything under control, the "suit" is in their custody but Eddie Brock disappeared into the crowd.
Next issue, #127...
Three weeks ago, Curt Connors is pulled out of jail by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Two weeks ago...
At this point an explosion rocks the place. Norman Osborn has escaped (this event is taking place during an earlier issue; we are just seeing it from Gwen's perspective this time around).
Back to the present, Pete is with MJ when someone makes an appearance...
Finally, in #128...
With this part I had to cut out some important stuff, so i'll do my best to fill in the gaps. All the more reason to pick up the trade, though.
She manages to shift back into her normal face when Eddie knocks on the door asking for Peter. Aunt May does her best impersonation of Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino and pulls a gun on Eddie, telling him to get away from the house. It's a great May moment and I wish I could have posted it here.
Spider-Man attacks Eddie and brings him to a nearby building, and asks him why he is like this.
S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man arrive, but the new Venom says he has what he wants and won't fight, before disappearing into the gutters.
Tony manages to convince Carol that since Gwen is now a normal girl she should be able to live a normal life, and that if anything happens, Peter will let them know.
The issue ends with Eddie once again on the bench, telling people his story before eating them. Unfortunately for him, one of them happens to the Beetle in civilian attire, who manages to capture Venom and take him away to Latveria for his master. (I would say it's Dr. Doom, but since Doom's head is paste now, I wonder how this plotline is going to be taken care of.)
A little bit of an epilogue #129, in which we see a little bit of Gwen adjusting to her new life.
And that's the end. I hope you all enjoyed it. If there are any other stories or sagas from Ultimate Spider-Man that you would like to see, let me know.