Venom #10 Plugs Flash Thompson Funeral Continuity Plothole…

Once upon a time, in Amazing Spider-Man #800, former host of the Venom symbiote, Flash Thompson, died. As Anti-Venom, in battle against the Red Goblin, Norman Osborn in the Carnage symbiote. 

A death that has held. The issue also saw a funeral for the man, the soldier, the friend.

Which, as can be seen in the second bottom panel from the left, was attended by Eddie Brock, the man more associated with being Venom and who has recently returned to the symbiote–albeit currently in the form of a dog. But in recent issues he seemed to recall otherwise, addressed by The Maker in sentence case type…

With this reaction to the news…

Followed by a graveside visit…

Some people saw a contradiction here…

There was no response from Donny then. But maybe there is today. In Venom #10, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman cover this off…a bit.

Venom–or another source–causing Eddie to forget things, such as being at Flash’s funeral…a handy trick. Are there any other continuity flubs that this could cover up?

VENOM #10
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
• Eddie Brock takes a walk down memory lane and revisits San Francisco for the first time in years.
• The homecoming is anything but pleasant, though, as he comes face-to-face with his estranged father and a little brother he never knew he had…
• This while the Venom symbiote remains silenced, perhaps forever, leaving Eddie to struggle by himself…
Rated T+ In Shops: Jan 16, 2019 SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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