Sep 3, 2012

venom moves to philly

Venom relocates to Philadelphia
In what might be the best Venom news I've heard since it was announced that he was getting his own ongoing series again, reports that Venom will be moving out of the Big Apple and into The City of Brotherly Love!  Living a mere hour away from Philly, this news really hits home! 
...he's [Flash] trying to do the right thing. He's reassessing what it means to be a hero. And he's looking for a fresh start," said Bunn. "This means a lot of things for Flash. He's surrounding himself with new people , such as tabloid journalist Katy Kiernan and his new love interest, the Asgardian Valkyrie. He's changing his approach to being a superhero. And he's looking for a change of scenery." That's where Philly comes in, said Brennan, starting Dec. 19 in "Venom" No. 28 in comic shops and digitally, too. 
Bunn said the city will be part of Venom's growth, expanding as he does, too. "I've always liked that Marvel superheroes are adventuring in the `real' world. Certainly, there will be some fictional elements popping up in stories, but I'll try to keep it as grounded in the actual city as possible," he said. "It's time Philly gets a little Marvel Universe face-time. Local landmarks, neighborhoods, legends, and history will play a role in the book." As for Flash, Philly won't be easy, either. "We're not just moving Venom to Philly in hopes of getting free hoagies, though we'll take them. Flash Thompson has been on an emotional roller coaster. His superhero career almost cost him everything," said Brennan. "This is a good man with a troubled past who needed a fresh start, and thought the City of Brotherly Love was the perfect place for him to take his next steps in becoming the hero he was born to be." 
We also get a peek at the issue (#28) that will start Venom's new beginning:
Prepare for some bias reviews and comments starting in December! 
Anyone else excited to see Venom (who looks to be sporting a more classic look on the cover) move out of The City That Never Sleeps?