the new venom

the new venom

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    1. Note to artists:
      It doesn’t matter if you’re a Liefeld-level hack or the greatest illustrator since N. C. Wyeth: signing your work with a conspicuous ‘parchment’ makes you look like an astronomical douche.

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      • Except that in comics it’s kind of traditional.

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        • It is NOW, thanks to a generation who became convinced that sort of thing was just as important as the quality of their work. But before McFarlane/the late ’80s, it was virtually nonexistent in comics. Even most professional illustrators outside of comics eschewed it, unless they imagined that they were creating hanging art or murals or something. And even then they were far more subtle.
          Signing your work’s fine; making a huge, ostentatious deal out of it –to the point of detracting from the rest of the piece- is incompetent egotism.

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    2. I don’t like it. I don’t like change.

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      • I’m with you, unless the host is Deadpool. Then this is awesome.

        But, on the matter of Venom and change, why the copulation did anyone feel like Eddie Brock was no longer suitable for the role of Venom’s human half? Mac Gargan has nothing on him and he’ll never have been Venom in my eyes any more than Venom has ever been Spider Man.

        (This is where some Spidey fans might remember a line spoken by Venom – the real Venom, shortly after Parker ditched the symbiote – to Spider Man that goes something to the effect of “you’re the spider and we’re your venom”, as Venom’s birth was the result of both Brock and the symbiote hating and resenting Spidey for their separate reasons).

        (Comic books used to be cool…)

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        • Brock was dying, he didn’t want to hate any more so he gave up the suit in an auction, this resulted in anti-venom, which was weird but kinda cool

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          • Fair enough, but he could have kept being Venom and don’t hate anyone. Ever since Venom and Spider Man each agreed the other wasn’t all that bad so long as Venom stuck to the West coast (and operated mainly in San Francisco as a vigilante) and Spidey to the East coast (New York has always been his turf, where he does what a vigilante would, only less violently) that Venom had been more about defending innocents (in “Maximum Carnage” – brace yourselves, I’m having a nerd moment – Venom defends his mind to kill Cassidy instead of imprisoning him as Spidey would have done, arguing that he must do because he’s responsible for Carnage’s existence. When Spidey retorts that he does understand, because that’s how he regards Venom, Venom is shocked and says something to the effect of “Us? But… we protect innocents!”). Not much hate in that.

            I’ll admit, I’m not very familiar with Anti-venom, but I know this: his looks are modelled on Venom’s, except the colours are inverted, i.e., he’s mainly white with a black spider motif on his chest and back. Granted, that’s well and good, representing at once both his origins as Venom and his departure from Venom’s ideology to his polar opposite, but it doesn’t look nearly as good as Venom.

            Brock Venom is still my favourite character, with Deadpool and Iron Man in very close pursuit.

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      • Don’t despair. It sells like shit.

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