I'm writing this week's wrap-up with the flu. So if I say things that don't make any sense, just smile and pat me on the head, k? 😉
Venom. Is. Coming. Dammit!!!
OK. For those of you who don't speak fluent nerd: remember when Spider-Man 3 was basically Spider-Man: The Emo Years?
The Emo-juice was Venom.
Venom is an alien entity that usually (in the course of Marvel-y things,) picks a host, and then slowly takes it over.
It usually looks a little like Spider-Man, because in the comics Spidey was its first human host.
It normally ends up creating a villain. Except... Venom's a little more complex than just a villain.
The original Venom storyline (which I've read - go me! Lol,) was a surprisingly (given the light tone of Spidey comics at the time,) dark and complex tale of love, obsession, poison, and rejection.
I hope they've done Venom justice here - so far, it looks pretty good! 😎
Warning: flashing images
At Book Riot, Annika Barranti Klein defends female-led superhero movies.
(Because the man-babies have been whining. #TrueStory.)
Johanna @ Comics Worth Reading brings us a visual history of Black Panther's costumes
Speaking of the awesome Black Panther, in less awesome news the film misses an easy way to increase LGBTQ+ rep in the Marvel universe.
So that's it for this week! What do you think of Venom?! Do you remember Spider-Man 3, or am I officially old? (Please say you remember it! Lol.)