Flash Thompson's Special Forces partner Kate (not a new character for once! See Amazing Spider-Man 654.1) has her handgun drawn and is aiming it squarely at Cletus Kasady, without his Symbiote, curled up on the floor of a disheveled apartment, eyes wide, like a junkie waiting for his next fix.
Trail's gone cold.
Kate holsters her handgun, looks down at Kasady pitifully.
No sign of Corporal Thompson.
No sign of the Symbiote.
Kasady's is gone too.
Connection? Got to be.
Kate's driving down a New York street in a battered jeep, jaw set, her mouth a hard line; focused on her mission. The passenger seat is littered with manila folders and photocopied documents; sheets of paper are spilled out on the dashboard. The jeep has become her mobile office.
Seven days since Corporal Thompson vanished with the Symbiote.
In that time, Mac Gargan and Eddie Brock have also gone missing.
The tombstones of Anne Weying and Angela Fortunato have been desecrated.
And Spider-Man, contracted by Rogers to aid my investigation,
hasn't reported for duty in forty-eight hours.
Like the General says, you wanna get something done,
you gotta do it yourself.
PANEL FOUR (largest panel on page)
Cut to the interior of an abandoned church bell tower. Spider-Man, Eddie Brock, Mac Gargan and Flash Thompson are all looking up at the Venom symbiote looming over them, tendrils looking sharp and lethal as always, its mouth wide open, teeth gleaming. Behind it lurks the Carnage symbiote.
One other possible location I can think of. Long shot, but
sentimental memory might bring the creature back there.
You can't do this to me!!
Everything I've done for you - - !!
We were one!!
Once upon a time.
Tight on Venom, snarling.
Cut back to Kate's jeep. In the distance we can see the Church and its bell tower. She's headed that way.
The place where it suffered one of its first defeats.
The perfect killing ground.