VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #1/Marvel
Marvel is positioning Eugene “Flash” Thompson as the breakaway star of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
This book is a near-classic that touches on his past, his iron grit and his heroics.
A bit of background, upon losing his legs in war he developed a symbiotic bond with a parasite, which provided him with the opportunity to gain access to the core essentials of running and walking.
After his stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy, he moved on to become an Agent of the Cosmos.
Flash has reemerged as VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT.
Here we get renegade pirates in space, robots with nothing to live for and aliens that center the story.
It’s all in a day’s work for one of the universe’s best.
A good bit of the story is told from the first person perspective.
It works at some points and fails in others but at the end of the day, it’s a welcome change from the norm.
The concept was put together by writer Robbie Thompson.
In true honesty, the artist Ariel Olivetti is the real star of this book.
The work is so vibrant and so colorful that collectors will really want to order two copies to ensure that one copy is saved for a shadowbox.
Her lines are razor-sharp
This one is on point and I expect for Flash Thompson to emerge as the next big crossover hero that will take over the mainstream.