Writer: Daniel Way
Pencils: Skottie Young
Inker: Rick Ketcham
a battle with the Fantastic Four, a piece of Venom's tongue is split
off and falls into the hands of an unnamed government agency. Meanwhile,
Venom is collected from the Fantastic Four and delivered to a S.H.I.E.L.D..
While in Reed Richard's lab, Fury takes notice of the nano-bots Richards
is using and pockets one as he leaves. Later he hands it over to his
S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists to study.
Months later, Venom escapes and Fury sends out a humanoid weapon, "Suit" made
up of the nano-bots stolen from the FF to hunt down a clone of Venom
that is wrecking havoc in the Arctic. The Venom clone escapes
to New York City where Nick
Fury leads S.H.I.E.L.D. to it track down. Meanwhile the progress of events
are being monitored by the mysterious alien "Bob".
4 900 65 2 4 44 88,000 19 12 12,000,000 8 72 8 Alpha Zulu Alpha
is some code that is really scary to Nick Fury.
#12-13 takes place in the story arc"Patterns" and
#14-15 in "Twist".
Probably one of the worst stories
with Nick Fury to come down the pipe in a while, and its a shame
as he gets to take on Venom, a first for him. Scribe Daniel Way opts
for an approach to Nick Fury that is part asshole, part Rambo sans
relationship between Fury and the FF are all wrong. The
overall tone of the story is
less then serious many times and ruins whatever tension
up. Interesting to note another writer who ascribes to Fury an unhealthy
desire for better weapons.
me is the art, part of the Tsunami line of comics
which I personally loath. Although it makes for some interesting
depictions of Venom and his clone, normal people end up with weird
egg heads and other bizarre proportions; its simply very hard for
me to take any of this seriously with art like this. Its curious
to note that Bob's ship bares a slight resemblance to the S.H.I.E.L.D.
helicarrier. Avoid this one, even if they are handing them out as
Free Comic Book Day.