It's spider night as I'll be reviewing Venom and Amazing Spider-Man... First up we have Venom. This is the penultimate issue of the Circle of Four storyline, as well as the issue we get regular series writer Rick Remender back after a three issue hiatus. Let's get in to it.
Summary: The Spirit of Vengeance(the literal Spirit itself) goes flying around looking for a new host since Bad-Ass Ghost Rider had died last issue. Unfortunately for the Spirit, it gets captured by Blackheart's girlfriend, who brings it to Blackheart as a present. While Blackheart is trying to bond with the Spirit, he's also manipulating Daimon Hellstrom into not helping Dr. Strange hold Hell back any longer. Without Daimon's assistance, Strange and Daimon are both captured. Meanwhile, Venom, X-23, Bad-Ass Ex-Ghost Rider and Red Hulk make a plan to swipe the Spirit from Blackheart and get it to re-bond with Bad-Ass Ex-Ghost Rider(I think)... Instead, Venom winds up stealing the Spirit for himself(due to Blackheart's corrupting influence, and Bad-Ass Ex-Ghost Rider tells Blackheart that the others were trying to reverse Blackheart's portal to Hell. This issue ends with Venom, now combined with the Spirit of Vengeance, preparing an assault on a surprised Blackheart.
Thoughts: This was a pretty strong issue. All of the characters here seemed to hate Bad-Ass Ex-Ghost Rider, much like myself, so that was fun to read. However, Venom's dialogue in this issue was really weird... Whenever the symbiote would take control of Flash, he'd/it'd speak like Bizarro from Superman... I don't know what that was all about, but it did bug me a bit. Besides that though, no real complaints from me, so we'll move on.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.